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4/3/20 1:34 A

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Well, I'm actually making tator salad with the skins on, cubed. They've been soaking in cold water today, I'll let you know how they ended up. I plan on nuking them in a bowl with a plate atop. Then I'll mash some and hopefully some will keep firm enough. Then I'll add celery, onion, celery seed, mayo, a touch of mustard, splash of white vinegar and a little pickle relish.

I got a recipe or two for exact fixings.

My wife and I enjoy canned chicken, since my wife cannot consume fish oil. She tried some fish oil pills and ending up itching and all awful fierce, redness of skin, sick to her stomach. We quit making tuna salad for sandwiches that took us 15 years to perfect. Shucks. I guess I could eat it, but I've pretty well-liked ham salad and chicken salad recipes which was quite popular for those who ate it up in Canyon Lake when we lived there the second time as almost homeless bums.

But that is another story for another time.

Ham salad is a good soul food recipe using two types of ham - diced ham and then thin slices of ham loaf chopt up so there is variation in the textures. Luncheon meat like Spam might work, but I can barely choke it down if it is fried crisp in butter. Ugh. But then that's my taste buds. hahaha That kind of mix makes a good combo for making individual ham loaves which we glaze with honey and yellow mustard mixture.

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4/2/20 10:07 P

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Gralan,

I do like the potato salad recipes alot!

May I ask you for your expertise? You are better than google mister!

How to make potato salad keeping skin-on and in a microwave?

Thank you ahead of time!

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Gralan,

What canned meat to search for? Tuna? Chicken breast?

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3/18/20 1:15 A

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I'm really liking the look of that potato salad recipe. Of course, as a couch-potato, that might be a form of cannibalism. However, since I'm not a vegetable I suppose I can indulge.

Christine went to the store today and found bread and milk in the shelves. Wow, finally. She could only buy one loaf of bread, but that is only enforced at the registers. If you do self-checkout then who is to know, right? Aside from God I mean.

I sure wish the store had put those kinds of restrictions on rubbing alcohol and hand-sanitizer. We still can't find any for sale except for some 2oz bottles at local mini-stores/gas stations where the price is $8.

I thought profiteering in a Federal State of Emergency was against the law, as in serious charges being brought. Perhaps Floridian building supply store-gas station-motel managers got together and bribed their Senators to change the law on that but I doubt it. They got hammered after the last big Hurricane down there.

Oh well. God knows. We can always make our own bread/crackers/tortillas. We can

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3/18/20 12:51 A

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Nah, just get some canned meat at the Family Dollar, Target store, &c., and make it from there. If you use canned, saved the drained liquid to help moisten the meat without adding more mayo or other fats.

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Gralan, what are you attempting to do to me? You want me to eat a hen? I would have nightmares!

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I'll start off the collection of poor folk food right here. I sure hope you'll add as you go along.

Bob Jeffries, famous Soul Food chef and cookbook author, said that while soul food is southern cooking, not all southern cooking has soul. I'll be using a mixture light on mayo & heavy on yogurt. I'll be probably using apples in the chicken salad and I may end up splashing some worcestershire sauce after I taste it. That's an old trick I learned from the Hill Country.

Here are some recipes I'm going to be doing this next week from West Oakland Soul Food Cookbook:

MRS, GLORIA MOBLEY’S SPECIAL CHICKEN SALAD
Take a stewing hen (4 or more lbs. ) and simmer in
salted water until very tender. Cool. Remove meat
from bones, using only white meat for the salad.. Cut
the white meat into small chunks. Mix with about 2 C
head lettuce, chopped fine, 3 stalks celery, 1/2 onion
or one bunch green onions, 1/2 bell pepper, chopped,
2 dill pickles, chopped. Add mayonnaise to moisten.
You may add chopped walnuts or chopped apple (1/2 C)


MRS, JEAN WILLIAMS' TOSSED SALAD

Chop one head lettuce, 2 ripe tomatoes, one bunch
green onions, 3 sweet pickles or fresh cucumbers,
1/2 bell pepper. Toss with mayonnaise thinned with
a little wine vinegar. Garnish with olives.


MRS, MATTIE HARRIS' COLESLAW

Chop one head firm white cabbage very, very fine.
Add 1-1/2 C mayonnaise , mixed with 1/2 teaspoon
salt, 1 teaspoon celery seed, a little cider vinegar.
You may add 1/2 C crushed pineapple or 2 thinly sliced
bananas .


MRS. EATHA McTILER'S COLE SLAW

1 small head firm white cabbage, shredded very
fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 T sweet pickle relish
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
Dressing: 1-1/2 C mayonnaise, 1/2 C sour cream, 1 T lemon juice
beaten smooth

Mix all together, garnish with sliced tomatoes.


MRS. BEATRICE HALL'S POTATO SALAD

Cook 4 lbs new potatoes in their jackets until tender.
Cool, peel, chop into small pieces. Mix with:

1 bunch green onions, chopt
4 stalks celery, chopt
2 hard boiled eggs, chopt
1 T butter
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 C mayonnaise, mixed together
1/2 bell pepper, chopped

Garnish with lettuce, olives and paprika.

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