Everyone is entitled to an opinion. That's what makes the world go around. But why in the world is there a need to make things personal or to become mean-spirited via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram? My mom used to tell me that if you don't have anything good to say, don't even speak about it. Words hurt. What happened to the neat posts about good grades, new releases, funny animals, getting married, how your day went, meeting new friends, or what we saw on television? Enough of my rant for right now.
Now on to this fab recipe. I am a serious potato eater, so I'm willing to try new recipes for potato salad every chance I get. Even better, if you can find a reason to add some bacon, I'm all in! For those who don't like mayo, you'll love this one!
2 Lbs Baby or Small Red Potatoes
4 Slices of Bacon (Heck, if you like it, feel free to add more, go for it-lol)
Turkey Bacon, Pork Bacon or Beef Bacon work fine - whichever you prefer.)
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
1/3 Cup Ranch Dressing (Not a fan? Use mayo instead)
2 Scallions, sliced
2 Tbs. Chopped Fresh Parsley
1 Tbs White Vinegar
1/4 Tsp Salt & Pepper (As always, add cayenne for some heat if you like)
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (2 Oz.)
In a large pot, combine potatoes with enough salted water to cover, then bring to a boil. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, then rinse under cold water. When cool enough to handle, cut each potato in half.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick pan, cook your bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8-10 minutes. Drain on paper towel. When cool, break into small pieces.
In a large bowl, combine sour cream, ranch dressing, 1/2 of the scallions, parsley, vinegar, 1/2 of the bacon and salt & pepper. Toss the potatoes in dressing with half of the cheese. Transfer to a bowl, top with remaining cheese, bacon and scallions.
Put in fridge until ready to serve. You're all set to wow your guests!
Just One More Thing
Who's going to check out Magic Mike XXL? Are you a fan? Have you been watching all those previews? Would you visit a strip club with your buddies and put some dollars in a g-string?