Spring has officially arrived here in Oklahoma and I am taking advantage of every minute of it! There’s something about the weather during Spring here that just makes me want to get up and go! It also has me wanting to host, plan and go to cook-outs and BBQs with my friends and family. I don’t know if it’s the extra Vitamin D or what, but I just have an extra skip in my step this time of year! Speaking of cookouts and get-togethers, I came up with this yummy potato salad recipe that pairs with one of my favorite beverages that I consume during a lot of the said parties during Spring and Summer time– Country Time Lemonade! Raise your hands if you love this stuff. I know I do!
Country Time came out with this new product called a Lemonade Starter, and let me tell you, it makes life easier! There are 3 flavors to choose from– Half Lemonade & Half Iced Tea, Berry Lemonade and Classic Lemonade. Yum!
You can make just a cup at a time, or a quart at a time. All you do is measure out the desired amount and add water. That’s it! I love that because I can make just a cup for myself during the day or an entire pitcher when I get together with family. Very flexible!
You of course can find these three flavors at Walmart. Even more easy peasy!
You will want to save and share this potato salad because it’s easy and taste and pairs well with the Country Time Lemonade Starters! It’s a great recipe because you can make it for home or double it and take it to whatever outing you’re going to. It has a classic potato salad flavor with a few twists! Plus, you can never go wrong when there’s bacon and cheese involved. Yum!
Step 1: Dice about 8 medium potatoes into bite-sized pieces and cook them until you can stick a fork through a piece with ease (about 10-15 minutes). Or, use some leftover baked potatoes and dice them up into a bowl. Make sure the potatoes are completely drained and cooled before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3: Add 1/2 cup Miracle Whip, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon mustard and 2 pinches of salt and pepper each. Also add 1 tablespoon of vinegar for an extra dimension of flavor. Stir everything together and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Step 4: While the potato salad is chilling, dice up some bacon and fry it up. I have a tutorial for bacon bits (click) that you can use that gives you the perfect bacon bit sizes. Once the bacon cools on a paper towel, throw it into the mixing bowl with the chilled potato salad and give it a toss. Be sure to add about a cup of cheese as well and give it a good toss as well!
What do you think would be a good pairing with the new Country Time Lemonade Starters? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
- 8 medium potatoes, diced, cooked and cooled
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup Miracle Whip
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1-2 hardboiled eggs, diced
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 pinches pepper
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 lb bacon, diced, fried and cooled
- 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
- Take all ingredients and add them to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Toss until all ingredients are completely combined.
- *If you use raw potatoes, be sure to boil them for 10-15 minutes or until you can split them easily with a fork. Feel free to use leftover, cooled baked potatoes for this recipe!