A Little More of Manhattan & Aunt Mary's Cooked Potato Salad Dressing
The Manhattan lilies I planted last week have really opened up. They go nicely with the Sedum Autumn Joy. I moved the whiskey barrel orb to this area to enhance the display. It's great to fill in bare spots!
It's only in the mid 50-degree range out today, so I have been inside cooking all afternoon. While looking through my old 1970's recipe box, I came across aunt Mary's potato salad dressing recipe. It is a cooked dressing with a bit of ZING from vinegar. I love these old recipes! Who says "oleo" any more? I used real butter because that is what I always buy. I just used about 1 tsp.
I cut up 5 medium potatoes. While they were boiling I cooked the dressing. I did not have dry mustard, so I just squeezed a blob of this multi-grain mustard in instead. You only bring this mixtue up to a boil and then remove it from the heat. You don't want the eggs to cook--although mine did because I let it boil a min. or two. No big deal, once I put the mayo in, you could not even see the small bits of cooked egg. I cut up some onion, celery and red pepper to add to the potatoes. Here it is all done. It's in the fridge cooling until it's time for dinner.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.