It's been one of those days where I'm getting a lot done and I would think that the time is flying by, but it's been one of those days where I'm getting a lot done, but time has slowed down! I look at the clock right now and I'm a little giddy that I still have a couple more hours of afternoon left. : )
It's been a fine day so far:
*A load of laundry done and put away
*Potato salad made for tonight's meal (recipe to follow) - I boiled the eggs and the potatoes yesterday so this morning was just chopping up the rest of the vegetables, making the sauce, mixing it together, and that's it!
*Light cleaning of the bathroom
*Went to a "cooking class" via my dining table. I had posted earlier that I'm into the freezer meals right now, so I brought up a couple of on-line videos, streamed them to our TV set (do they call it a set anymore?), brought out my notebook and pencil, watched and wrote down about 6 meals that I'm going to give a try this upcoming month. I love the concept of dumping everything into a freezer bag, thaw it out the night before, and pour it into a crockpot and let it cook all day. Especially these summer days when I feel like being outside. I'll let you know what we think of the recipes and will post them for you.
*After resting a bit after lunch, I went outside to pull another area of weeds along the back fence. Right before lunch, it rain really hard for a while (thank you Lord!) so it made light work of the pulling!
*Just finished a refreshing shower, poured a cup of tea and now I'm talking to you. : )
Tonight we are having game night with a family friend and she will be joining us for supper as well which is:
*Brats on the grill w/toasted buns
*Fresh blueberries w/yogurt
*Leftover ice cream cake from the birthday (it was a rather large "cake") for dessert
Here is the recipe for my Potato Salad - I've been making this for over 35 years now and everyone loves it - I think I've posted this before but it's worth repeating:
4 c. cooked pared potatoes, cut in chunks (I use Yukon Gold or Red - also, I always cook my potatoes in the skins and keep them whole and then the next day I pare them and cut them into chunks)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. sliced green onions (w/tops)
2/3 c. finely chopped celery
Mix these in a large bowl.
1 c. salad dressing (Miracle Whip type)
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard (or just a tad more)
Pour over potato mixture and toss lightly.
Carefully fold in:
4 hard-cooked eggs (I use just 3, and slice the 4th over the top)
Sprinkle with a little paprika for pretty color if you'd like.
I think it's the mustard in the sauce and all the eggs that make this taste so good. Let me know what you think! : )
Well, that is it for this day. Since I have some time left, I'm going to bring a project out to work on until it gets closer to the supper hour. Enjoy the rest of this day. Thanks for dropping by - you are ALWAYS welcome. : )