Friday, April 22, 2011

Family Favorite Potato Salad

Potato salad is a definite favorite in my family, especially in the summer months. We almost always have potato salad with anything grilled. My family has been making this recipe for potato salad for as long as I can remember. Actually, it is one of those recipes that doesn't have a recipe. We use a "just a little of this and a little of that" method to make it. If you try this recipe, just use the amount of  ingredients "to taste". 

Family Favorite Potato Salad
potatoes
hard boiled eggs
onion
salad dressing
mustard
salt
pepper

Prepare the hard boiled eggs and cook the potatoes.

















Mix together the potatoes and chopped egg whites. Add onion.
















Put the cooked egg yolks into a separate bowl and mash them.

















To the yolks, add some salad dressing, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix together until it looks like this:
















Pour the dressing onto the potatoes and eggs and mix. The salad tastes best if it is allowed to set in the refrigerator for a few hours.


















Happy cooking!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ground Pork Enchiladas

I put these super yummy enchiladas together the other night and they were a huge hit with the hubby! I honestly believed him when he said that they were great. He ate three of them and finished the leftovers last night! (That's how I know he wasn't just saying they were good.) Being married to a hog farmer means lots of pork. I try to use pork in a lot of recipes and have found that it actually tastes better than beef in some of them.

Ground Pork Enchiladas
1 lb. ground pork
chopped onion, to taste
garlic powder, to taste
1 can rotel tomatoes and green chiles
2 10 oz. cans green enchilada sauce
1 can refried beans
cheese
tortilla shells
Cook the pork, onions, and garlic until pork is cooked through. Add the rotel and 1/2 of one can of the enchilada sauce. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes.










Then it is time to assemble the enchiladas. First, spread some refried beans onto the tortilla shell.









Add some meat mixture and cheese.










Fold up and put in a greased 9x13 pan. Once they are all wrapped up, spread the left over refried beans on top. Then sprinkle with cheese and the remaining sauce. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until bubbly. This makes about 8 enchiladas.










Happy cooking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Making Progress

We are making progress on our new home! We have carpet, new laminate flooring, and a new tub surround for the bathroom. I have almost everything painted and this coming weekend we will have the bathroom floors installed. I am looking forward to a move in date!

Living room with new carpet!

Bathroom paint

New tub surround - buh bye ugly swan tile

My new beautiful kitchen and dining room floor!

A ceiling fan to replace the chandelier