I made the yummiest salad that I've had in a long time, and thought I would share the recipe. It was originally published in The Farmer's Wife Magazine, July 1936.
1 qt. cold, cooked cubed potatoes (I used red potatoes)
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
dash pepper and cayenne
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. oil (I used olive oil)
1 or 2 cups chopped celery, shredded lettuce, cucumber, sliced radishes (or any other veggies you love!)
2 tbsp. chopped onion (I used red onions - I just like 'em)
4 hard-cooked eggs cut in eighths
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickle
2 cups salad dressing (this was a bit vague, so I think you should use whatever strikes your fancy… I used low fat mayo with a few tablespoons of sour cream for a little tang)
Marinate cubed potatoes in vinegar, seasonings, and oil about 1 hour. Add the other ingredients. Blend with dressing. Salad is improved by standing, except for lettuce, which should not be added till just before serving.
This was so delish and refreshing, that I could definitely see myself serving this at a BBQ or bringing to a friend's house.
It's also nice to fix yourself some on a pretty little vintage plate, pour a nice glass of wine, homemade lemonade, sweet tea… or whatever pleases you. Go sit outside in your garden, and enjoy!
One thing I enjoy more and more sometimes these days is a little bit of solitude. Especially out back in my yard where my garden is and my little pond is alive with fishies, turtles, frogs and dragonflies.
Just wait until my chickies are living back there. I'll never want to leave!
Countdown to Operation Chicken: 4 days