Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cheesy Potato Salad

If you are watching your calories, just keep on moving.  Or you could eat just one or two bites, but then is that really possible?  It's kinda hard to stop eating it.  It is one of those things that you should make and take with you to a potluck. You can have some and then bring back the empty bowl.  It will be empty, trust me.  Because what's not to love about potatoes, cheese and bacon.  I think the peas are thrown in there as a guilt reducer.  You know the, "it's healthy, there are ________ (insert fruit, vegetable or grain here) in there", lie you tell yourself.  Or at least I do that.

Are you enjoying your summer here in the Western Hemisphere?  We are.  Aside from car accidents and cancelled trips, we are having a blast.  Really.  Every moment, even for a moment like this- it just makes me smile.  I wanted to share with you my little big moment. I just love the little pinky sticking out, like she's drinking tea!

Cheesy Potato Salad

2 pounds potatoes, red works best but you could use any kind
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup peas
1 cup shredded cheddar, a nice sharp one adds some great flavor
1/4 cup green onions or chives minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup to 1 cup sour cream (to your desired creaminess)
s and p to taste

Boil potatoes just until they are tender, about five to ten minutes.  In a bowl combine all the ingredients, except for the cheese, together.  Drain potatoes and while they are still warm, pour into large bowl and add cheese.  Once cheese has pretty much melted add all the other ingredients to the large bowl.


kat said...

Yum, we are always looking for new potato salad ideas

grace said...

peas, what!?! i love this, lori--it's a unique and magnificent potater salad.