Southwestern Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs


DT and I are enjoying a three-day weekend, weeee!

It’s been delightful – the sun was shining for the weekend proper, today it’s cool and dreary out.  So wonderful to not wake up to an alarm this morning!

Yesterday we cooked up a feast.  DT made his Grandma Roberta’s deviled eggs and I made a southwestern potato salad a la Bobby Flay.

Grandma Roberta's cookbook

deviled eggs recip

Bobby Flay's cookbook

potato salad recipe


The stove was busy!

eggs and potatoes on stove

Another little something….we enjoyed Mimosas while we cooked.  😉

Mimosas 1

Mimosas 2

Mimosas 3

DT’s eggs hard boiled pretty speedily – aren’t they cute and shiny?

hard boiled eggs

Doesn’t this just make you happy?  It’s like they’re smiling.

halved egg

DT hollowed out the egg whites and put the yolks in a bowl to make the filling by adding mayo, mustard, and lemon juice.

Hollowed egg whites


filling the eggs

Look – aren’t they beautiful?

deviled eggs

(Paprika was sprinkled on top.)

Oh-so-yummy, and almost as tasty as Grandma Roberta’s.  🙂

Now, to the potato salad.

I more than doubled the recipe – we had a five pound bag of potatoes that needed to be used, so I figured I’d just boil them all up.

boiled potatoes

potato salad ingredients

I made a few modifications to the recipe….I was stupid and forgot a red onion when we bought everything else and the kitchen sink at the grocery store Saturday.  We didn’t have cayenne pepper so I used Burman’s hot sauce instead.  I substituted one of the cups of mayo with Miracle Whip for that extra tang.  I also decided to forgo the tomato.

peppers and onions

The potatoes were peeled, chopped, and added to the bowl with the green onions and jalapenos.

potatoes in bowl

potatoes, onions, peppers

Then came the mayo, Miracle Whip, chili powder, hot sauce, and black pepper:

mayo and seasonings


Everything was folded carefully together to keep the potatoes intact….and now we have a vat of potato salad.

potato salad

This recipe has all the richness and creaminess of regular potato salad, but with that extra zippy kick from the jalapenos, chili powder, and hot sauce.  DEElish!

veggie burger and potato salad

P.S.  my plant is blooming!

plant 1

So bright and springy!

plant - flowers

How was your weekend?  Did you try any new recipes I should know about?



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