Saturday, May 9, 2015

PATIO POTATO SALAD & COLUMBO


This recipe is super simple to make, and may be easily carried to parties or special events with friends or family.  

INGREDIENTS - Should Serve 12
6 Medium Potatoes, cooked and cubedz
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
10 Olives, Diced
2 Onions, chopped
6 Hard-Boiled Eggs, quartered or diced
1 Green Pepper, Chopped
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Add a Dash of Cayenne or Paprika for spiciness if you like
5 Tbsp Mayonnaise (add more for extra creaminess)


Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Everyone will now fall in love with your culinary skills.







"Just one more thing" might mean the kiss of death to a murderer if a detective utters these words during a visit, and is the lead in for lots of other bothersome questions to come. (lol) This is probably one of the most famous quotes of all time from a television program.  If you guessed this quote came from the the series Columbo, you go to the head of the class.

We've seen many detectives come and go, but Columbo has to be the most creative.  The original series of this phenomenal program ran from 1971 - 1978.  All was right with the world once again when the series came back for 4 more seasons in 1989, and there were numerous movies done until everything came to an end in 2003.

What made this show so unique?  Peter Falk was brilliant as what appeared to be a clueless detective in a shabby raincoat, driving a beat up car and smoking a cigar.  Faithful followers, however, knew that it was only a matter a time before Columbo caught his "man or woman" with clever detecting.  You never knew when he would show up at your job, home, in the garden, at a movie theater, etc, with pesky persistence.

The actors who portrayed the villains were, and still are totally fun to watch and include William Shatner, Dick Van Dyke and Robert Culp.  But my all time favorite who did it better than any other bad guy - the very great Leonard Nimoy.  Talk about icy characterization. Whew!

If you're a fan and miss these programs, you can catch a few on The Hallmark Movie Channel, or A & E.  They may also be purchased on Amazon.  Me - I got really lucky and found the entire boxed DVD set at a pawn shop in Virginia Beach at the perfect price of just $9.00, and because I admired a really neat pink calculator, the manager threw that in for FREE. (lol)  I know you already know that despite having the collection at home, everytime it comes on, I can't help myself and watch again.

What about you?  Are there some programs that you can't get enough of, and keep watching over and over again?



18 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever made potato salad. Huh! I'm not big on mayo so would need to sub in something for that but bet I could find something.

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    1. I think I've seen people use salad dressing as a substitute or even mustard. Hugs..

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  2. Columbo! We love him in this house. Good on you to find that treasure.

    I haven't made potato salad before, but your recipe is definitely doable. Thanks!

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    1. I can't believe that I still watch is shows, and every time I tell the bad guy..."you're in trouble". (lol) Maybe you can add that the potato salad to summer plans, along with a good book. Hugs...

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  3. Oh I remember watching re-runs of this show. I was a fan of the old boys like him and Matlock, yanno? This potato salad looks simple enough to make. I might just give it a try someday. :D

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    1. Despite watching a zillion cooking programs, if a recipe is too much work, no way will I even try it. So I like this one. Yes to Matlock!!!!

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  4. I'm gonna make this for my mom:) I love these posts by the way, always so fun get some foodie on and have a chat. My dad loves the Beverly Hillybillies and pretty much any show from that time so I alwas try to find him the DVDs for holidays:) hugs!

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    1. Definitely loved and remember the Beverly Hillbillies! They don't make programs like that anymore, for sure. I enjoy my simple recipes, and glad you do, too, Lanie! BIG Hugs...

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  5. I used to watch Columbo when I was a kid - I would hide under the dinner table so my parents wouldn't send me to bed and I could keep watching :)

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    1. LOL! Now that sounds like a fun trick and a great idea. I wish I had thought of that when I wanted to stay up to watch I Dream of Jeannie! Hugs...

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  6. I made potato salad the other day. This post gives me an idea to post my own recipe on my blog. lol I used to watch that show. I don't watch to many of the older shows anymore but I do watch Law and Order a lot.

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    1. So many potato salads out there that you can't go wrong. Fun to post recipes for new ideas. Don't get me started on watching Law and Order reruns over and over again! (lol)

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    1. You're quite welcome Angela! Hugs...

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  8. I have to try this, lemon on my potatoes? Interesting.

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    1. It gave a really different flavor that was nice. Hope all is well. Hugs...

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  9. Oh man I LOVE potato salad. Such a fixture in Georgia, we love it :D

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    1. Most anything with potatoes I love, so I try to find different ways to fix them. Hugs...

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