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Annette Crabtree handles, among other things, The Women's Page. Please contact her with recipe ideas,

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—— Cool warm potato salad for 30 minutes before putting it in the fridge ——

-It's always fun to have a picnic supper with friends and family, even if it's in your own back yard. The weather is so hot right now, it can even be on your screened in porch or dining room..... it's STILL a pic-nic if the food is right!

Bacon Potato Salad

6 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

6 green onions, chopped

2 celery ribs, finely chopped

2 Tablespoons diced pimento, drained

3/4 teaspoon salt—1/4 teaspoon pepper

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven over

medium heat 15 to 18 minutes or until tender. Drain and let cool.

Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add bacon, chopped green onions and next four ingredients. Stir together mayonnaise and sour cream until blended. Pour over potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill at least one hour and Garnish, if desired.


8 cups mixed salad greens

2 cups fresh blueberries

½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

¼ cup chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans

Bottled vinaigrette

Toss together first 4 ingredients; drizzle with desired amount

of vinaigrette. tossing gently to coat. 6 to 8 servings

What is a picnic without fried chicken. The above items are a perfect

"go-along" with fried chicken....but who wants to cook in the heat? My

guess would be "NO ONE!" ...so I recommend that we all find a great Fried

Chicken Place in the area, and give them some business. Then enjoy the

picnic with family and friends with a great meal and " little to no effort!"