Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Parade in Apple Valley, MN

 One of my favorite holidays is the 4th of July!  RED, WHITE & BLUE!
This year I was able to make it to Apple Valley's 4th of July parade.  The weather was sunny, cool and perfect!

Afterwards, we had a family barbecue at my brother-in-law's...hamburgers, hot dogs & brats...yummy!  Jan, sister-in-law, made delicious Piña Coladas with this really good coconut rum she brought from the Bahamas and her super moist Rum Cake! 

Hubby and I brought a Roasted Red Potato Salad to share, which was super easy to make and best of all was super good!

 I didn't follow a recipe.  I tossed about 9-12 small quartered red potatoes with Italian olive oil, coarse sea salt, black pepper and about a tablespoonful of minced garlic.  I roasted them in a preheated oven at 400 degrees.  I roasted them for about 15-20 minutes on one side, and then turned them over and roasted them for another 15-20 minutes or until done.  The kitchen smell so good!

I cooled the the potatoes once they were finally roasted and put them in a mixing bowl.  I added about 1/4 cup finely diced onion, black olives, and cooked eggs.  I then added about 3/4 cups of Best Foods sandwich spread and mixed all ingredients until well coated.

Once all was blended well, I transferred the salad to a clean salad bowl and added sliced cooked eggs on top and sprinkled with lots of paprika.  I used a total of about 10 eggs, and one 15 oz. can of black olives.
If you decide to give this salad a try, just remember that all of the seasoning were added to my taste.  I like it garlicky and a bit salty!


  1. There's only one kinda food on the 4th, thats hamburgers and hot dogs. Looks so YUMMY, we also had the same plus baked beans, potato salad, watermelon and homemade icecream. The Amish had a booth set up to sell their icecream by the half gallon, oh my goodness - it was wonderful.
    Glad to hear your holiday was great.

  2. I love the 4th as well -- thanks for your sweet visit to my tablescape -- your recipe sounds most delicious!

  3. Oh YUM! My granny lives in Deer River, MN and I would love to go for a visit soon.


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