Saturday, September 5, 2009

Red Potato Salad and Red.....Hair?

I can't believe the whole summer has gone by without me making my red potato salad. It's a staple in my summer BBQ repertoire, but somehow it slipped through the cracks this year. I love a good potato salad. I don't really like deli potato salad, too much mayo and vinegar and not much else. I made up this red salad a looong time ago, and I love it, but my friend D makes a killer yellow potato salad. Along with the usual mayo, she adds mustard, hard boiled eggs and green olives. I've been known to eat it for breakfast it's so good.

I'm getting my hair cut and colored next week, and I have the urge to do something different. I love my cut, which is layered a bit with long bangs. Depending on the weather or product I put in, it can be straight, curly or wavy. Lots of fun....not. I'm not good with hair, I never look the same as the day I have it done. I get it colored to hide my greys, usually a shade lighter than my natural brown. I've been kicking around the idea of going more red than brown for a while now, two of my cousins went very red and they look cute. Kelly Clarkson's hair at her concert was red, which got me thinking of it again. I think I'm going to go for it, but subtly. Whatever that means.

Happy Labor Day!

Red Potato Salad

5 pounds red potato's
5 stalks celery
1 medium onion
about 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 cup light mayo
salt and pepper

cut potato's in half, keep skins on, and cook in boiling water. After they are done, drain the water and have potato's sit in the pot on a very low heat, for about five minutes, keep an eye on them, this will help get rid of any extra water.

Chop up celery and onion, cut potato's into bite size pieces. Mix together, then sprinkle vinegar over all, along with mayo. Keep turning until well mixed, you may have to add more vinegar to taste. Add salt and ground pepper to taste, chill overnight.


Mandee said...

You must post a pic of your hair when you get it done. I did some red highlights in mine a while back just for fun and got a lot of compliments on it. However, I have since gone back to my brown and blondes.

Janie B said...

That potato salad looks delish! I'll have to try it. Hope you like your new hair color. I decided a couple of years ago that I'm gonna let mine go gray. Why not? That's who I am...a gray-haired 58-year-old. Might as well accept it. *sigh*

Theta Mom said...

I LOVE red potato salad. In fact, red potaotes are my favorite! I also like them with just vinegar and salt. BTW, I just got your Loyal Award posted. Thanks again for passing it my way. :)

Amo said...

Oooohhh, that sounds delicious!! i can't wait to try it!! Homemade potato salad is always so much better than store bought anyway. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Eliza Returns said...


You just gave me a craving for BBQ! :)

Tara said...

Oh, I love red potato salad; thanks for the recipe! I usually do red and gold highlights in my hair in the fall. I feel sassy! I think it would look pretty!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Yum! Red potato salad is so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm always looking for something new to try!

Love your blog! I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more!

Teamarcia said...

Your PS recipe looks so simple and good! I made some for THing 2's birthday party and it was a bit bland--can't wait to try yours!
Good luck with your hair!