I have an idea and hopefully I have twenty some years to get it done. I'll need that much time! I want to make a cookbook for my children. Thus the name My Mama's Food. It has several meanings, for the entries in my journal it will mean me, my children's Mama. For me it means my dear Mom, their Mama Lu, for most of the recipes come from her and my grandma's and great grandmas. I do most of my cooking without a recipe, but sometimes they just need to be written down if we do not want them to be lost for future generations. When I left home I would have treasured a book like this, written by my Mom, so I want to try and do it for my children. I want to include photos of the kids helping me in the kitchen as they grow and eat what we make. What memories they will have when cooking in their own kitchen's and teaching their children to cook and sharing these memories with them and showing them pictures of themselves learning to cook with their Mama. I think it's a grand idea, now if I can pull it off!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Steph's Potato Salad

Your Auntie Rachel got this recipe from our cousin Tony's wife Stephanie while her and your Uncle Josh visited them in Alaska. It's the best potato salad I've ever had and it's the only one I make. It's kind of time consuming to make, but well worth the extra effort!

6 (3 lbs) Medium Potatoes peeled, cubed and cooked
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 celery ribs, diced
6 green onions with tops, sliced (I didn't have any, Pappa forgot to get them at the store :)
1/3 C Red Onion chopped
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Combine above ingredients, set aside.

3 eggs beaten
1/4 C white wine vinegar
1/4 C sugar
1/2 t dry mustard
1/2 t salt

Combine dressing ingredients and cook, whisking constantly until thick. Cool slightly, stir in 1/2 C mayonaise and 1/2 C miracle whip. Stir into potato mixture, refrigerate for several hours.  

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