Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Positive Self-Talk Potato Salad

"I is kind. I is smart. I is important."

I made a kid write this today over and over for kicking another kid in the nads. True story. Oh but I substituted "am," because as a teacher I feel grammatically responsible. This quote is from "The Help," which I saw last night with some book club gals. A heart warming flick with deep roots. Should have read the book, which is actually staring at me right now from the coffee table, but I have a hard time reading a book when I already know what happens.

So let's eat some potato salad instead.

I am kind...

to my husband, for making him a potato salad. 

I am smart...

for adapting my recipe from Paula Deen's.

He didn't want "crunchy stuff," so I omitted the bell pepper and onion and added hard boiled eggs.

I am important...

enough to eat all the asparagus and not share it with anyone. 

Positive Self-Talk Potato Salad
serves 8-10

12 cups cubed red potatoes
5 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 TBL dijon mustard
2 TBL mayo
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp (at least) fresh ground black pepper

Boil the potatoes in a large pot, covered, for 10 minutes or so, until fork tender. Drain and allow to cool. Boil eggs for about 17 minutes. Cool, peel, chop. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, mayo, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Once potatoes have cooled, transfer them and the eggs to a large bowl. Pour dressing over all and mix. Allow the flavors to meld before serving, at least an hour, mine sat overnight. Perfect for a beach bbq. Enjoy! 


  1. love this. i've got to go see the movie! i find myself trudging through the book, when all i really want to do is just go to the nearest theater and find out what happens already!

  2. i just finished reading "the help"... i couldn't put it down. i had to read it before i watched the film or i knew i wouldn't bother!


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