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A special request, and red potato salad


When we have guests coming over, I always try to make something special for them. This weekend we had a guest who specifically asked me to make potato salad. I’ve never made potato salad, but I figured since that’s the only thing he had specifically asked for, I could figure it out. Unfortunately, I had such a crazy week, I ended up having to cheat to get it for him.

I know potato salad seems to always be at gatherings in the summer, but for some reason, I’ve never made it myself. After looking up different recipes, I know why … it takes too long to make. I prefer salads where you just gather the ingredients, dump them in a bowl, mix them up and it’s done.

I did find the recipe I’m sharing this week on the Pampered Chef website that cut the time down a lot by using a quick cooker to steam the potatoes. It had really high ratings from people who had made it, so I figured I could use this one for our guest.

Unfortunately, I didn’t even have time to make this one. Between work, trying to keep the house from looking like an episode of hoarders and having to make an unexpected run to Brookings, I just didn’t have the time. I ended up just grabbing a tub of potato salad at Walmart.

I felt bad for not making the one item our guest requested, but I was glad I was able to get the potato salad he wanted for when he arrived. He was happy he got it, and I was glad I didn’t have to make it.

I am hoping to try this recipe if things ever calm down for me, since everyone says it's delicious. If you don’t have a Pampered Chef Quick Cooker, you could use an Insta Pot or any other brand you have. I feel like I’m cheating again by sharing a recipe I haven’t tried myself, but hopefully it turns out as good as everyone says. Enjoy!


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