What’s the food that takes you to childhood?
Meatloaf? Spaghetti? Macaroni and Cheese?
For me, it’s my “Mom’s” Dill Pickle Potato Salad.
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I was a pretty picky eater so I don’t have a ton of things that I really remember loving after..grilled cheese…grilled cheese..grilled cheese. Plus, my mom had cancer when I was 9 and then again when I was 16; she passed a year later so there was a lot going on. BUT her potato salad was LOVE!
I don’t ever remember my mom working off a recipe when she made food for her five children…. and whoever else was around. She was more of a cook. You just make the food, right? A little of this and a little of that.
Unfortunately, that meant we didn’t have recipes after she was gone.
My brothers and I have tried to recreate some of the things we loved. I’ve played around with this dill pickle potato salad recipe for awhile. It’s not the same, but it’s as close as I can come.
I’m not sure if I was born to love dill pickles or if it was because of this potato salad. I love me a good dill pickle, maybe not pickle juice popsicles, but I could drink a tad bit of some pickle juice every now and again. No need to point out how weird I am….I am pretty aware.
Even if you aren’t inclined to drink the pickle juice, this recipe uses it so it doesn’t have to be thrown away, and it makes the potato salad yummmmy!
So remember before you throw away that pickle juice salvage it and share in one of my best food memories.
Here’s another treasured family recipe from The Mister’s family ~ Raisin Can Bread.
Now what’s your favorite food memory?