Independence Day Recipes

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  Potato Salad

This is a delicious potato salad for a summer meal or cookout.

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 cups cubed waxy potatoes, cooked, drained, cooled*
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle juice
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  2. Refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Serves 4 to 6.
  4. *For best texture, use new potatoes, red skinned potatoes, or other boiling potatoes.

 Baked Beans

Ingredients:

  • 3 cans baked beans (Campbell’s)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can butter beans, drained
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 sm. onion, chopped with some bacon fat

Preparation:

  1. Fry bacon until crisp then stir onion into bacon drippings until soft.
  2. Crumble bacon. In crockpot add all of the above, stir well. Cook on high for about 2 hours.
  3. Last 1/2 hour take lid off and cook until it gets like a slight crust on top.
  4. When thick, serve.

Enjoy! Its easy to make and take anywhere. Everyone loves them, you can make as little or as much as you need.

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