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Baby Banana Bakes…er…not really

April 21, 2008

See with all the MKR stuff, baking central is kinda on hiatus. Mainly because of the disgusting nature of my kitchen and also because all baking materials and ingredients are scattered all over casa de Marci…in closets, in the foyer, in the living room, in the dining area, under tables, behind chairs–well you get the drift. If it’s not in the fridge, I am not finding it anytime soon.

But I cooked! Or to be more specific, I threw some ingredients together and survey says it actually turned out pretty good. Good enough to record the throwing of ingredients into an actual recipe.

So here goes. Here is my version of potato salad as made at KC’s abode on Apartment Picnic* day.

Apartment Picnic Potato Salad
You’ll notice the lack of precise measurements. Well, that’s because I didn’t measure. You can use everything to taste and it will work out fine. I’ll estimate what I used in parentheses.

Baby red bliss potatoes (~10)
Grape or cherry tomatoes (~Half a pint)
Red onion (~Half a small onion)
Garlic (~2 large cloves)
Fresh dill (~3 sprigs)
Fresh parsley (~3 tablespoons)
Non-fat Greek yogurt (Half a cup)
Mustard (cook’s choice) (1/4 cup)
Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
Salt and Pepper

Wash potatoes and and cut into quarters, boil in a saucepan until tender. Drain and set-aside.

While potatoes boil, halve the grape tomatoes, finely chop the red onions, garlic, and dill and coarsely chop the parsley. Combine in one bowl, add olive oil and toss.

Once potatoes have cooled, add yogurt and mustard. Stir until mixed. Add the tomato mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Chill until cold. If you are a wino and cannot wait for mixture to chill, you can deep freeze it for five minutes in the metal sauce pan you used for mixing and serve just the cold parts around the edges. I mean, that’s how I roll.

Serves 6

*An Apartment Picnic can basically be defined by the want of three girls to spend some wine-infused time with each other at the studio apartment belonging to
one of the group. Since said studio doesn’t necessarily hold enough seating for three, other than the floor, it was dubbed “apartment picnic” and a menu of cold fried chicken and potato salad (and lots of wine, prosecco and cheese) was declared a must. Never mind that none of us really like potato salad (read: the inevitable mayonnaise)–we still deemed it necessary as good picnic food. Hence the throwing together of ingredients (sans mayonnaise) to create the not your mama’s potato salad recipe above.

Our First Apartment Picnic.
What a spread! (Heh.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. JessT permalink
    April 22, 2008 10:19 pm

    Um, how f-ing cute are you girls?

  2. Harmony permalink
    April 25, 2008 8:04 am

    That looks so yummy, I think I might try to make it this weekend!!! and add in some boiled eggs!! How’s the kitchen comin along, are we almost done yet?? Not that your BUSY A$$ has any free time in the next month or two!

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