Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mediterranean potato salad and easy no cook dinner

I'm still sore from the accident, so we've been eating light this week. I'm so thankful for my stockpile and freezer meals this week, because when I do a little too much, I end up with some serious back pain. Sent the guys to Sams to pick up 2 items on Sunday, then I did some cherry picking at Meijer on Monday.

Meijer has Johnsonville smoked sausage on sale this week and also a $3 Mperks wyb $15 Johnsonville products, so I stocked up. I prefer Andouille sausage, but in typical Meijer fashion they were out of stock on Monday. 

Mediterranean potato salad 

(I've used this recipe for years and we love it. Practical Parsimony recently wrote about how her exbf doesn't like boiled eggs in potato salad. I have to agree with him. In fact, I don't ever eat boiled eggs)

Potatoes (I used red skin ones)
Red peppers (I just used a mix of peppers - red, green, orange,  that I diced earlier this week)
Green onion
French salad dressing

The sausage one is a Johnsonville recipe that I found on their site a few years ago (looks like the recipe was removed, because I can't find it anymore)

Smoked sausage - sliced
Diced red onion
Bag frozen Southwest corn (I used the Birdseye Protein one)
Can black beans
Chopped cilantro
Mix everything together and squeeze some lime juice over it, then chill.
I didn't have any limes, so I used fresh lemon juice

I had mine over the salad mix that the guys bought at Sams (I'm staying far away from anything with Romaine lettuce). Mine looks like a lot of food, but it's mainly salad greens on the plate.

DS wanted a wrap, so I added some Sargento Southwest cheese slices and a little salad mix to the wrap. Easy peasy and I didn't have to slave over the stove.

There's still enough leftovers for dinner tomorrow, but I've been craving BLTs. That's if I can find Morrell bacon at Meijer tomorrow. I hope they didn't discontinue the item, because it's our favorite bacon brand and the fridges were empty on Monday.

We'll be eating lots of lighter meals, now that warmer weather is finally here.


  1. He doesn't like potatoes in potato salad either!

    1. I completely understand why he doesn't like cold potatoes. While I don't mind cold potatoes during summer, I can't eat it ice cold at any other time because my teeth are sensitive to cold. I just warm it a bit in the microwave.

    2. My theory about his dislike of potato salad is that he got some really bad stuff where the potatoes were still hard and the eggs were not fully boiled. After 12 years of his telling me he hated eggs, he admitted he would eat scrambled eggs if they were very firm, just like I like them! I also found out he would eat boiled eggs in tuna salad and potato salad if the eggs were mashed so finely he could not see them or feel them in his mouth. For all these years, I could occasionally make tuna salad for lunch. He has been willing to eat peanut butter or cheese sandwiches to avoid eggs! He finally told me after a very gentle grilling. Silly man!


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