Saturday, May 07, 2011


Well, my well-intended idea of posting food on Fridays seems to have taken the back burner for the past two weeks. Since I was sick, I didn't get much exciting cooking done. This morning, however, I woke up to a nice, tidy kitchen, which is always a sign to me that Russ has gone on a long bike ride. He seems to think I won't complain about him not accomplishing household tasks if he leaves the kitchen spotless before he leaves (He's right!)  Clean kitchen always inspired me to cook.

Paige made deviled eggs, using chipotle chiles in Adobo Sauce for Easter from a recipe my sister-in-law sent me. They were so good, and I couldn't stop thinking about how good those flavors would be in potato salad. So, this morning, I gave it a try. It's just me and the dogs at home right now, so I haven't had any reviews yet, but I thought it was pretty good.

Chile-Cheddar Potato Salad

3 lbs  boiled Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
3 eggs, hardboiled and cut into quarters
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp. canned chiles in Adobo Sauce, chopped
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. salt (I used Murray River Salt because I'm a salt snob.)
2 Tbsp. chives, chopped
1/2 cup red or orange bell peppers, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped (seeds and rind removed! I might only use 1/2 a jalapeno next time. The salad seemed to heat up throughout the day)

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chiles,  and paprika. Add to chopped potatoes and blend. Add chives, bell peppers, and jalapenos, and season with salt to taste. Chill.

I told Kai that this picture looks like he's about to do one of those "learning to dive" drops into the water. he thought that was pretty funny.
I "legally" ditched school yesterday afternoon so that I could go to Kai's league swim meet, which was about thirty minutes away from us. I was a little disappointed to be going alone because Russ had to work and couldn't go, but I was boosted by the fact that I had several bottled waters and my Nemesis socks in my bag, along with my book club latest book selection My Jane Austin Summer. I was happily sitting in the stands, talking to Kai and one of his friends before the meet started when their coach approached. I knew what that meant...."Can you time?" Awwww! So much for knitting! Oh well, I got a front seat to the action. Kai had a pretty good day individually, and his relay took first, which they had anticipated but not so dramatically. Kai had the anchor leg, and you can see his feet are off the blocks with a good margin before the kid next to him. They're hoping to win the 200 IM relay in the valley meet  which is in two weeks, if they all have a great day, but that's a big "if."

I did get to knit a little once I got home, and I'm feeling like this may be the 'try" that actually results in a finished socks. It was so nice getting comments from commiserating knitters. I really do wonder about myself sometimes, but it was good to hear that most knitters have the same experience of ending up with rows of "mindless" mistakes that have to be unraveled.


Joansie said...

You are really busy and I want some of your energy! The deviled eggs sound wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Kai and good luck with their next meet.

The potato salad looks wonderful.

Andi said...

Kudos for you for not giving up on those gorgeous socks. They will probably end up being your favorite socks because of all the trouble they caused you. :)
I am going to have to give that potato salas a try, sounds delicious.

Prairie Rose said...

Mmm,the spicy Potato Salad is right up my alley!
Will be making this very soon.
The sock is lovely!
Happy Mothers day to you!