December 7, 2011

Holiday Cheer - Grandma Dowell's Potato Salad

This week's guest, Roseanne Dowell (Secrets, Lies and Love) shares a special family recipe with us today, and one that looks would go great at any holiday gathering.  Check out Roseanne's blog HERE.

Oh, today I'll draw the winner for the Kohl's Cares Good Housekeeping "A Very Merry Christmas" CookbookThat means we have a brand new prize....drawing to take place next Wednesday, December 14th.

Grandma Dowell’s Potato Salad 

(makes enough for a crowd)

5# potatoes cooked and diced
1 medium bunch celery
1# onions chopped
1 doz. eggs hard cooked and chopped
1 small bottle french dressing

1 qt. miracle whip      
1/2 pt. sour cream
3/4 c. milk      
scant 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. vinegar         
salt and pepper to taste


Boil potatoes with "jackets" on. Let cool and then remove skins and dice into nice size pieces.
Marinate potatoes in French dressing for several hours or overnight, using enough dressing to lightly coat potatoes (probably not the whole bottle)

Add remaining ingredients and the eggs last. Mix VERY CAREFULLY OR TOSS GENTLY with the dressing recipe. 

Secrets, Lies & Love will be released Jan. 4th from Books We Love Publishing -    A dilapidated Queen Anne Victorian, a dead body, and an ex boyfriend complicate life for Meghan Shelby when she returns to her hometown after a ten year absence.

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There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. -Bill McKibben, Author, Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case For a More Joyful Christmas


Joylene said...

I love potatoes with their jackets on. Sound delicious.

marybelle said...

My Mother always makes her own dressing for the potato salad. It does not seem to take her long at all. Me on the other hand...