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!