Sunday, July 3, 2011

Three Summer Picnic Salads: Great to serve your family and friends

I was going to change my menu and do something different  for the 4th but when I'm having a family picnic it just seems right to make potato and macaroni salad and for an added touch I'm making green bean salad.  They're as traditional as you can get. They add the touch to a juicy hamburger or a hot dog..So I'm posting my basic potato,macaroni and bean salad recipes.. Basic recipes, easy and a nice touch to your picnic meal.. Enjoy!!!

Basic Potato Salad

4 cups, cooked, pealed and cubes potatoes..(5 or 6 medium)
1 cup chopped celery
small onion grated
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. vinegar
1+  cup Mayonnaise ( Mom used Miracle Whip)
* 2 tablespoons sour cream if desired( Mom used to add to her basic Potato salad recipe to make it creamier instead of vinegar)
2 hard cooked eggs

Cook potatoes in slightly salted water..Cool and peel. Chop celery and grate onion..add to cubed potatoes..Mix mayonnaise, salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar...and sour cream if desired..Mix well and top with sliced eggs..Happy 4th!



Oh so good Potato Salad




Ready to add your mayo!

Classic Macaroni Salad

8 oz. elbow macaroni or any small macaroni..Cook according to directions
Rinse thoroughly with cold water and drain
3/4 cup Miracle Whip
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup chopped diced celery
1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper
1 tsp. grated carrot
1/4 cup grated onion

In large bowl blend Miracle Whip, salt, pepper..Add macaroni, red pepper, celery, carrot and onion..Toss well and refrigerate until ready to use..



Ready to eat!

All the ingredients except dressing

Green Bean salad ( 1clove minced garlic, salt, pepper..olive oil and red wine vinegar)

7/3/11
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