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Comment by Pat on July 11, 2014 at 6:22pm

You're absolutely correct James. The best potato salad I ever had in my life was in a restaurant in a small German village named Mutlangen. Boiled potatoes sliced thin as American potato chips with vinegar and a few herbs. Having come back to the US, I've had several versions of "German Potato Salad." Not a one has ever come close.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 11, 2014 at 4:45pm

I made some deviled eggs for breakfast--the easy way.  Just put all the ingredients in one bowl and cooked them.

I was thinking of throwing in some potatoes and making a potato salad, but I'll try that another day.  A good potato salad is a favorite of mine also.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 11, 2014 at 2:48pm

Actually, Pat, potato salad is one of those "wide open" recipes you can experiment with and make just any old way until you find the one you like best. I prefer mine with lots of mustard in it. But my favorite recipe comes from the Cotton Country Collection published by the Junior League of Monroe, La. It contains, in addition to the boiled potatoes, mustard seed, celery seed, vinegar, salt, diced hard boiled eggs, lots of green onions, mayo, and chopped pickles. Taragon vinegar works best, and instead of putting the whole seeds in, I pulverize them in a spice grinder. Potato salad is a favorite thing.

Comment by Pat on July 11, 2014 at 10:42am

Daniel, you've inspired me to make potato salad this weekend. Pretty simple with eggs, bacon, a little mustard powder, onions, celery and bell pepper.

Like Randall, I' don't recall the Jello songs either, but I certainly do recall Jello, and the horrid Jello salads my step-mother used to make. As good a woman as she was, in the kitchen, she could burn water. Reminded me of the jello salad in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Comment by sk8eycat on July 11, 2014 at 9:58am

Randy, the "bathtub full of lime Jell-O" song is a very inside-type joke in Science Fiction fandom.  Pre-Star Warts....  It was never widely known outside the small world of filk-fans within SF fandom. 

Comment by Randall Smith on July 11, 2014 at 6:58am

I don't recall those old jello songs, and I'm old enough. I do remember the jello commercial: "This week is National Jello Week, tell everybody you know. And don't, don't, don't let the week go by, without J-E-L-L-O!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 10, 2014 at 11:50pm

I forgot to mention that one reason "The Ballad of Lime Jell-O" has stuck in my mind all these years is that my father LOVED anything by Gilbert & Sullivan.  H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado were his favorites, but he had ALL of them...78 rpm albums. 1943-44.

Some of my earliest memories are of standing on a footstool, watching the records spin on the turntable...singing along with the ones I knew the words to.  I was about 3 or 4. 

The Nutcracker was one of my faves, too.  Odd thing...my first year in Holiday, that was one of our biggest production numbers.  I was a Sugar Plum Angel, and some kind of flower (I forget which one...I'm a semi-shortie, and the tall girls were the roses, the next tallest were calla lilies, and the very shortest were violets. I may have been something tacky, like a geranium.  FEH!)  We called that particular number "The Pansy Patch"...it went on and on forever.  Bloody long number!

Comment by Daniel W on July 10, 2014 at 8:10pm

All that brings back memories of Lime Koolaid.....

As to the potato salad that prompted those memories, I should make some this weekend.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 10, 2014 at 8:01pm

Oh!j Good memories around lime jello with pineapple and cottage cheese. Mom got the recipe out of the Spokesman-Review and it was called Mt. Spokane Salad. I loved it. I made it a couple of years ago and wasn't impressed. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 10, 2014 at 7:50pm

This isn't the entire song, but it was all I could find.  (Years ago I had a huge collection of SF filk songbooks, and I loaned them to different people at different times, and never got any of them back....same thing happened to my Cal Tjader LPs....)

The Ballad of Lime Jello
Words: David Bratman and Rael Starhand
Music: "Titwillow," by Gilbert & Sullivan
From The Westerfilk Collection, Volume One Copyright 1980 by Jordin Kare.

In a bathtub at Discon a famous pro sat
In lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
And when when he got out, what got onto the mat?
Lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.

He poured himself out a humongous bheer,
Then he said to himself, "This is mightily queer."
He yelled out to the hall, "There's an orgy in here,
With lime jello, lime jello, lime jello!"

His wife came back later, and what did she find
But lime jello, lime jello, lime jello?

On furniture, floor and venetian blind
Was lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
The first thing she did was go out of her mind.
Then she said to him, "Dear, that was very unkind."

But that very evening, the two of them dined
On lime jello, lime jello, lime jello

 

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