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Monday, January 15, 2007
  potatoes would go great with that!

that's what it says on our refrigerator.

back in the late 1990's there was a campaign by some potato advisory board trying to boost their image. their attempt was to place this slogan on those advertising placards on grocery shopping carts so that no matter where your cart was parked this slogan -- with an arrow pointing to the right -- would force you to pair up potatoes with whatever you were standing next to. so there you are with a sign pointing to cake mixes, toilet paper, pet food, fruit juice... basically any number of things that potatoes would most definitely not no great with.

there may be a reason this slogan never took off the same way as, say, "got milk" did.

so a couple nights ago i made that stuffed chicken thang and served these potatoes along with. it's a martha recipe, tweaked a bit because i can't really just follow a recipe straight.

potatoes-would-go-great-with-that vinaigrette
unless you have really tiny potatoes cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces, quartered will usually do it. you know, potato salad size.
cover potatoes with cold, salted water and cook until just tender, say 12 to 15 minutes
drain the potatoes and set aside to cool slightly.
in a medium bowl combine parsley, vinegar and mustards; season with salt and pepper to taste.
toss potatoes into the mixture.
now...
if you'd prefer a cold potato salad, send the spuds into the fridge for at least 2 hours; then just before serving add celery and oil, toss and serve.
if you prefer a warm or room temperature salad (and i like it best this way) add oil and celery, toss and serve it that way.

serves 4 to 6
kid tested and approved
leftovers (ha!) will keep for a couple of days

c'mon, there's gotta be something asking to be served with potatoes this week!

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