Sunday, July 13, 2008

Potato Salad/Naughty Cat

Creamy Potato Salad

6 large russet potatoes
3 hard boiled eggs
3 green onions

Dressing:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp Flour
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 egg beaten

1 Tbsp butter/margarine
1 cup whipping cream (don't whip)
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

Cook potatoes in jackets.  For dressing combine dressing ingredients and cook over low heat until creamy and thick - stirring frequently.  Add butter, whipping cream & mayonnaise.  Blend well & cool.  Combine & carefully fold in dressing.  Allow salad to stand in refrigerator for at least 5 hours to  blend flavors.

I got this recipe about 40 years ago from a friend and I think it is the best potato salad recipe I have ever had.  The dressing makes the difference.  If you double the dressing and increase the potatoes (but not double), it is even creamier.  Hope you like it!

I meant to post the recipe sooner, but we went to Arkansas to help our DS & DIL get their new house ready to move into.  We decided to stay a few more days because there was a lot to do!!  And we didn't have access to the internet - or TV.  Their furniture hadn't arrived yet, so we were "camping out" in the house!  We had a wonderful time with them and our new grandson, Jonah.  He is healthy and growing and was starting to smile and coo before we left!

Robbie, the cat pictured below, caused us a lot of anxiety, though.  We had put Robbie and Maggie (both cats) in the laundry room because of having workers laying flooring, etc.  In the laundry room was a free standing cabinet.  Robbie loves to get inside cabinets.  The former owner of the house had told a friend of his that they could have the cabinet, so when he called, DS got Robbie out of the cabinet.  However, he snuck back into it and didn't say anything when the cabinet was taken out of the house and put into the pick up truck.  The men stood around the pick-up chatting for a while - not a peep out of Robbie.  DS got a phone call a little later and the man said that when he got the cabinet home, a cat ran out and was it ours?  We looked in the laundry room and, sure enough, Robbie wasn't there!!  We raced over to the man's house (20 minutes away) and looked.  Behind the house was a gulley with lots of trees and bushes.  We looked and called but no luck.  Later DS went back with some cat food, looked some more, and left the cat food.  We decided to put up some posters, so about 9:30 that night we went back to the neighborhood with the posters and flashlights.  We thought maybe we could see some eyes glowing in the woods.  My DIL & I (with baby) went across the street to look in another direction, while DH & DS went around to the back of the man's house.  DS called for Robbie and there was a very faint "Meow."  He caught Robbie by the tail - dumb cat doesn't like to be picked up and tried to get away!!  What a relief!!  Robbie is my DIL's cat and she has had him for 10 years.  It was a very stressful day, but we were so thankful to find him!

Now, we're back home and I'll be back at work tomorrow!  BTW, I did get some hand work accomplished!  I'll show you in my next post.

3 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Glad you found the cat.Moving is traumatic enough without having to worry about our animals. Looking forward to your next post.
Bobbin

randi---i have to say said...

Oh gosh, I am so glad you found the cat! The guys who saw him run from the cabinet must have been SO surprised!

Thanks for posting your recipe. It sounds great!

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm, potato salad with whipping cream? I haven't heard of that but I'll bet it's yummy!

And what a cat story -- so glad you found the little escapee!!!