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PostHeaderIcon All American Potato Salad

Potato Salad
American FlagMy family came over today for Mother’s Day and they brought the steaks for the grill and I made the potato salad and two Swedish fruit pies (a blueberry and a rhubarb).

I have never used a “recipe” for my potato salad so this time I wrote down all the amounts of the ingredients so that I could post it here for you.
Swedish potato salad is very different than American potato salad in that it is very plain and uses a combination of mayonnaise and creme fraiche, no eggs and is very creamy and rather bland… it’s good, but I prefer my potato salad 🙂

Ingredients:
Serves 15

  • 5 lb. potatoes
  • 1/2 C chopped red onion
  • 1/2 C sweet pickle relish
  • 6 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 1/2  C Miracle Whip
  • 1 T mustard
  • salt to taste

Do this:
Boil potatoes and eggs the day before you plan to make your potato salad and cool thoroughly in the refrigerator. Peel potatoes and the boiled eggs. Cut into desired sizes and place in a large bowl. Chop onion and place in bowl with potatoes and eggs. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend with spatula.
Sprinkle top of potato salad with paprika and garnish with parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Potato SaladPeel potatoes and eggs and cut into desired sizes

Chopped onionsChop up 1/2 cup red onion

Potato SaladCombine all ingredients in a large bowl

Potato SaladSprinkle potato salad with paprika and garnish with parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Steak on the grillMother’s Day steak on the grill.

PostHeaderIcon Family’s Favorite Fruit Salad

Family Favorite Fruit Salad
flagThis fruit salad is my family’s favorite that is always included in all family gatherings and perfect for summer picnics. It is so easy and soooo delicious! The recipe can be doubled for a large crowd.

I made this for our family in Sweden last summer but was a bit more of a challenge as Sweden does not have canned peach pie filling so we purchased a can of peaches and thickened the juice with corn starch. I have never tasted such sweet juicy strawberries than the ones grown in Sweden. Simply divine!

Ingredients:
6-8 servings

  • 1 can peach pie filling
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks

Do this:
Cut strawberries into quarters, slice bananas, drain the pineapple and add all fruits to the peach pie filling in large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the fruits together, chill for 1-2 hours and serve. Doesn’t get any easier than that 🙂

Family Fruit Salad
Pineapple chunks have been added to the peach pie filling

strawberries
The strawberries have been cut and ready to add to the salad

PostHeaderIcon Tossed Green Salad

tossed green salad
Swedish FlagCorn and seedless cucumbers are typically included in Swedish tossed green salads. The corn can be drained canned corn or frozen uncooked corn right out of the package. Seedless cucumbers are nice to use because the skin is not bitter like the garden variety cucumbers so it is not necessary to peel them. I adopted the use of corn and always add it to my salads as well as tomatoes because of the nice colors they add along with iceberg lettuce. Jazz up your salads today with corn!

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