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Mama's chunky old fashioned potato salad

Hello Farmers,

If you're a Mom, or you're celebrating a Mom, I hope you have a very special day!

With summer and backyard barbecues on the horizon, I thought it was the perfect time to share my latest Mrs. Colonial's Kitchen Original Recipe. I created this dish many years ago when my kids still called me Mama, so Mother's Day seemed like an even more perfect day to share Mama’s Chunky Old Fashioned Potato Salad.

Here’s my personal approach to Potato Salad:

What can I say, I like my potato salad chunky. None of those ingredients in such tiny pieces that I feel like I’m at the neighborhood elderly facility. I want chunks, like they mean something, chunks with substance. And the potato skins, leave them on, that’s where the nutrients and fiber are. Also, while you’re at it, go generous with the pickle juice and the yellow mustard, that’s the sweet spot, like a big macs’ secret sauce.

You can get the full recipe here. I spontaneously decided to make a video of yours truly making this dish. I have to admit, I'm camera shy, but it was a lot of fun to bring readers into Mrs. Colonial's Kitchen with me. You can see it on my Instagram account under the highlight tab titled Potato Salad here: As I continue to build my new website, I’ll load more original recipes, and I'll do more videos if you'd like to see them.

Did you know?

There are seven categories of potatoes in the U.S. - russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling, and petite.
There are more than 200 varieties sold in the U.S.
The heaviest potato in the world: 8lb. 4oz.
Russet is the most consumed potato in the U.S.
A potato was the first vegetable ever grown in space.
Mr. Potato Head was born in 1952 and was the first toy to be advertised on television.

In my next post I'll take you outside and show you a recent, tiny construction project I did with a very special friend, and how it lead to us honoring my late friend Catherine.

In the meantime, celebrate those Moms and the special role you play in each other's lives. I'll be breaking my Mom out of her memory care facility and bringing her to the farm. I'm sure you can guess what's on the menu!

With love from Mrs. Colonial and, of course, Sandy too!


Hi, I'm Sandy Sheldon -  welcome to my HUB at Rock Haven Farm - the place where I share all of my creative passions. I love having this space to virtually open my door and share, and to meet people from all over the country.


For the day-to-day you can find me on Instagram at @RockHavenFarm_


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