If you look to the right of this posting, you will see a calendar. The dates that are in boldface type are the dates that I’ve added new posts to this site. You can click on any of those dates and that day’s posting will appear. I just figured it out. I thought I was just putting a nice calendar up for your convenience. I wondered why some of the dates were in bold type. Hmmmm.
Clever, very clever, these programmers are. I used to be one, way, way back in the dark ages of computer programming, long before personal computers were invented. Long before Microsoft and Windows and Apples and Macs. Back when the whole room-sized computer, noisy as heck, and very temperamental, had a grand total 16K memory. Whew! How things have changed!
I’m having a party here tomorrow and today I’m doing all the cooking. I doctored up potato salad from a grocery store, made corn salad, and pasta salad. (If you use the calendar on this page and click on the date March 23 you will find the recipe for pasta salad.) Usually grocery store potato salad isn’t worth bringing home. It’s too sweet, too bland, too something or other. I must admit I make good potato salad but I didn’t relish the thought of preparing ten pounds of it. A local IGA in West Milton, Ohio makes a darn good subsitute and I sometimes add a few things to make it “my own.”
I added some chopped celery, chopped red bell pepper, green olives, and some red French dressing, just 1/4 c. for the whole ten pounds. I also added some chopped red onion. Let me tell you it is hard to gently fold those ingredients into a large bowl of potato salad. I hope I didn’t mush it up too much. My taste test found it to be fine.
My neighbor Fern had a party last night and had some leftovers. I am getting the benefit of some of that and trading her some veggies that I hadn’t had time to prepare for a veggie tray that she had leftover. Also, she has a fruit salad that she won’t be able to finish up herself. It pays to have good neighbors, Fern and Jake are the best. Jake gets home from work before Mac and often he’s kind enough to do snow removal duty for us. I wish you all had neighbors as wonderful as the Havliceks.
Until next time, happy dining!