Thursday, April 24, 2014

In My Kitchen | Easter Week Addition
















What a lovely time in my kitchen this last week, I had to join Heather again for her This Week In My Kitchen Blog Hop.   So fun to see what so many people are cooking up in their kitchens.  We had a busy week celebrating Easter.  We made Hawaiian Haystacks (I'll share in an upcoming 35 meals post) during the week, dipped our eggs in dye, arranged some mint and lilacs in mason jars, and had a yummy barbecue on Saturday with potato salad made with extra eggs and sweet pickles.  I thought I would include the recipe of our potato salad below.  It has such simple ingredients, but the extra eggs and pickles make it yummy.  We are a sweet pickle potato salad family.

We topped off the week with our traditional Sunday Easter dinner after church of ham loaves, twice baked potatoes, dinner rolls, and a kale & quinoa salad that Elise shared on her blog this week, so good.  I love my helpers, helping me make rolls, dying eggs, arranging flowers, setting, chopping, appreciating, and always keeping it lively.  This kitchen of mine, so full of life, noise, and the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Potato Salad

1/2 onion
4 celery stocks
8 medium size boiled potatoes
12 hard boiled eggs
12 sweet pickles
1/4 pickle juice
1 T mustard
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/2 c miracle whip
salt to taste

Finely chop the onion.  Chop the celery, potatoes, eggs, and pickles.  Toss them all in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and mix together.  I watch the consistency of the salad when adding the mayo and miracle whip and may add more if the salad needs it.  We like it creamy.  Enjoy!  

22 comments:

  1. lovely! i so appreciate the "wide shots" of your kitchen. i'm trying to do more of the same, feels like such a real glimpse into everyday life. :)

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    1. It does make a difference when you step back and take a photo of your kitchen, after a full day of cooking and before the clean up. Thanks for the opportunity to share on your blog and for visiting mine today.

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  2. What a busy place your kitchen has been! So many tasty things going on in there as well. I am looking forward to my curly kale growing soon.

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    1. Kale is so good, I was reminded of that this last week. I'm sure I'll be making a lot more of that salad in the next few months. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. And lot's of good things cooking over there for sure.

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    1. Yes, it was wonderful, with lots of good times spent in the kitchen.

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  4. It was festive, busy, and we very much enjoyed the true meaning of Easter. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Looks like a feast of delicious food! I love the cute little egg place markers on your table.

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    1. It was a yummy meal. The place markers were from JoAnns, years ago.

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  7. Looks like a busy place at your house. Love your blue jars set on the table. Thanks for sharing your week in your kitchen.

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    1. Yes, we use mason jars as our drinking glasses. I love the look and they are very kid friendly. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. wonderful! and yummy cupcakes too

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    1. Yes they were! I should post that too! Not a very health recipe, but we only make them a couple times a year.

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  9. Your kitchen has been a busy place!

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    1. It is, like so many of us, it really is the hub of our home.

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  10. You've certainly been busy, love the cupcakes and the lilacs in the kitchen

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  11. That salad looks scrumptious.I love that you always seem to have lots of enthusiastic help around the kitchen.
    Happy days
    debx

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    1. These days are definitely filled with lots of little willing hands to help!

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  12. Callie - I love the name of your blog. That photo of your kitchen...it looks just like mine every day when cooking. It's so nice to see I'm not the only one. :)

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  13. Looks like a week of great celebration! I love your photo of the kitchen in the midst of all the work--stuffed animal and juice boxes included!

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