Sunday, March 16, 2014

White Potato Salad

Hey Hey and Happy Sunday! I am on day three of vacation and it's already been a blast. Hub and I went back to my Alma Mater to visit some good friends and drink some cold beers. Go IU! It was so great to see everyone, especially since Hub and I have basically been hermits with the cold weather we've been having.

It's been so nice to get out of the house lately and go do things again! I actually didn't need a jacket for the first time since November the other day. It felt weird...but it felt right. Now if the weather can just stop fighting the fact that spring is coming and give me 50+ degree days my life will be complete :) 

One of the things I've missed the most this winter is using our grill. I know you can still use your grill in the wintertime, but seriously who wants to march outside in -10 degree weather in two feet of snow to flip a burger when you can easily make one in your warm cozy kitchen?! Well now the snow is finally hopefully gone and we have immediately started grilling again. 

I decided I wanted to make something new to go with our yummy grill-made cheeseburgers we made last night and decided to give White Potato Salad a try!
Again, I'd never made this salad before, but I knew what I wanted in it. I've seen numerous different recipes, but none of them had everything I was looking for. So I decided to make up my own recipe. I started with the white dressing and then just added in things I liked until it tasted good. That's about it!
The smell of the grill was almost intoxicating. It reminded me that warmer days are still to come. It reminded me of fireworks, and sitting outside late into the night, and crickets, and catching lightning bugs, and walking around barefoot. All the things I love but haven't had in months!
Ingredients:

4-5 Russet potatoes (or whatever kind you prefer)

2/3 Cup sour cream
1/4 Cup mayonnaise
2 tsp yellow mustard
3-4 Tbsp white vinegar
2 hard boiled eggs, cut up
1/2 Cup celery, chopped up
1/4 Cup parsley
3-4 Tbsp dill weed
salt and pepper

Directions:

Start off by boiling your potatoes. Put your potatoes in a large pot and add 1 tsp salt and enough cold water to cover them. Boil on high heat. Once boiling, turn heat down add let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until tender when poked with a fork.

Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside to finish cooling.

To make the dressing mix together the sour cream, mayo and mustard in a large bowl. Stir in a tablespoon at a time of the vinegar, stopping once it reaches your desired thickness. You'll want to make sure it's pretty easy to pour, but again stop when you are happy with the consistency.

Cut the potatoes into medium cubes and add to the dressing. I kept the skins on mine, but feel free to take them off. Stir until coated in the dressing, then add all remaining ingredients and stir until everything is combined together. For the salt and pepper just do a couple shakes, tasting as you go, and stop when it tastes right to you.

Put the salad in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Are you ready for spring?! I know we are. Our seedlings are in full bloom and our garden plans are well underway. And I've got a few summer ideas I cannot wait to try. Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by!

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17 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I've never made a potato salad with sour cream, will be giving this a try! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/03/AMAZE-ME-MONDAY-LINKY-PARTY-.html
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. sounds yummylicious! I am so ready for summer bbq time!!

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  3. Perfect recipe for Spring.
    Pinning!
    Stephanie
    -SIU-

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  4. Just a short note to let you know that your cheesy bread recipe was one of the most viewed on Tasty Tuesday last week and I have featured you in todays post. Hope you can join Tasty Tuesday again this week. It goes live tonight at 7:30 (Monday).
    Penny

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  5. Thank you for linking up last week at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up, I hope you stop by again this week. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-2.html

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  6. Mmmm, I like that you put dill in your dressing. I'd love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.
    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2014/03/simple-supper-tuesday-55.html

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  7. Can't wait for Potato Salad and summer. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  8. I have never heard of this, but I love that it has sour cream. Pinning for summer!

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  9. Hmmmm, now you've got me curious. Can't say I've ever had potato salad with sour cream in it before. I had one of those "aha" moments the last time I made potato salad and found myself scraping out the last bits of mayo from the jar. I have to remember next time to pour the vinegar, mustard (and a little dill pickle juice) right in the jar with the mayo and shake it right in the jar to get it all! [#PinItThurs]

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  10. I've never heard of this before, but it sure looks good, pinned for future use, and shared on g+. Followed you here from the Friday Flash blog hop.

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  11. This looks delicious! It looks like it's got the perfect amount of creaminess with a little tart kick. Pinning this now!

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  12. I love this! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You! We would love to have you come back next week!

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  13. Mmm potato salads are so yummy! Such a comfort food. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friday

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  14. Oh this looks so amazing! I can't wait for bbq and potato salad season! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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  15. I love the sauce for your Potato Salad, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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