Monday, December 3, 2012

BBQ Chicken Sandwich and Potato Salad

i guess i was feeling nostalgic for summer when i decided to make BBQ chicken sandwiches and potato salad for dinner.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
4-6 chicken breasts
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1 c water

Place all ingredients in the crockpot.  Cook on low 6 hours.  Shred chicken and mix back in with sauce.  Serve on buns.

easy peasy.  and the perfect side dish, of course, to any BBQ sandwich is potato salad.  my mom makes the best potato salad i've ever had, and i can't believe it's taken me until now to learn how she does it.  when i decided i wanted to make it, i sent her a text asking if she had a recipe.  she replied that she doesn't, but that she could find me one.  clearly she didn't understand that i wanted to make it just like hers!  so she finally texted me her "recipe."  i used to think that potato salad was easy to make, but mostly it was a pain, and mostly because it was time consuming.  waiting for the eggs to cook, waiting for the potatoes to cook, then chopping both, etc.  mine didn't turn out quite as good as mom's, i'll just have to keep practicing.

Potato Salad
6 eggs, hard boiled
3 potatoes
1/2 onion, grated
1-2 tsp celery salt
1/2 c mayonnaise

Boil potatoes with peel on until fork tender and cooked thru.  Peel potatoes with a knife, chop into bite-sized pieces and chop eggs into small pieces.  Mix potatoes and eggs together with onion, salt and mayonnaise.  Chill before serving.

if you're making the potato salad to serve more, the rule of thumb is to use as many potatoes as people you are serving, and then twice as many eggs as potatoes.  what meals will you make this winter when you're wishing it was summer?

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