Eatin’ Pants: Rosanne Cash’s Potato Salad

When Jethro and I get invited to cook-outs and parties by friends of his, there’s a definite pattern.

We get invited.
Jethro forgets to tell me.
The hosts know Jethro, so they send me an invitation also because I am the social director of our marriage.
I scrounge for recipes to make something good for the party, possibly baked and chocolate, out of a deep-seated need to be loved.
I finally find something. It’s going to be amazing
The day before the party, I go to the store and pick out the ingredients.
The night before, I realize I’ve forgotten something.
The day of, I go out and get the forgotten ingredient. About four hours later than I intended to go shopping because there’s a “Flip This House” marathon on.
I come home and realize that the recipe takes about five hours total.
I cuss.
I end up making something I’ve made before, probably from Smitten Kitchen, sure that everyone will hate it.
We go to the party after I’ve changed three times and bemoan the fact that I’m fat.
Everyone at the party ends up liking what I’ve made because it’s free food and they’re already three beers in.
I swear that the next time I’ll be more prepared.
Rinse, repeat three weeks later.

Anyway, here’s my last culinary creation, courtesy of Smitten Kitchen. (Of course.)  It’s Rosanne Cash’s Americana Potato Salad. Despite the implications of the title and the heritage of the author, you will not poop red, white and blue or fart country music. (Which is a damn shame, if you ask me.)  It’s super tasty.  Just make sure you make it in enough time to let it get nice and cold in the fridge.  And don’t forget the fresh dill.  That’s what makes it fancy and makes you look like a good cook.

There should be pictures of this, but we ate it all. So here’s my favorite Johnny Cash photo. (Aren’t they sweet?)

14 Comments on “Eatin’ Pants: Rosanne Cash’s Potato Salad”

  1. Moz
    March 21, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    Yes, I will be making that. Thankee kindly!

    • kindofamess
      March 22, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      It is nummy. And when pared with the coleslaw recipe on SK, it will make you the star of your barbeque!

  2. Jo
    March 21, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    That’s how it goes in our house too.

    And people curse me for the baked goods.

    • kindofamess
      March 22, 2011 at 9:41 am #

      YES! With their mouths full, “OMG, you brought cupcakes. *NOM NOM NOM* OMG, I hate you! *NOM NOM NOM*”

      I usually don’t end up eating my baked goods though. Usually because I’ve already eaten like four, you know, just to test them out…

  3. Christy
    March 21, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    I was really reconsidering even making this recipe when I realized it does not make you fart country music tunes… but I suppose it sounds tasty enough that I’ll try it anyway. ;-) haha You crack me up lady!

  4. lizzie
    March 21, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    that is a FANTASTIC recipe. you are hilarious. and i WILL try this recipe. done and done.

    • kindofamess
      March 22, 2011 at 9:53 am #

      Yay! It’s super tasty. Though if it’s just for you and Isaiah, I’d reccommend giong halvsies on it. It makes a pretty good amount….unless you want potato salad for dinner for like a week. :-)

  5. Haley
    March 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Yes, me too! Although I usually start out with a Smitten Kitchen recipe, just because I know they always turn out great. :) Really, it makes me happy inside when someone else is a devotee of her site, because I want everyone to know how great her recipes are.

    • kindofamess
      March 22, 2011 at 9:54 am #

      YES! I feel like we need to start a group, where we just cook our way through her recipes and then talk about how amazing she is and how bad we want to zerbert her baby’s adorable chubby cheeks.

  6. meghan
    March 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I feel for you as the social director of our relationship I am often in this position. Though less funny becuase I am usually annoyed at Eric .

  7. Lauren
    March 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    eeeeeeeee hehehe I think YOU’RE sweet. I liked this. I liked this a lot.

  8. The Thirty-Something Bride
    April 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Before we were married, I told my then boyfriend (as we watched The Johnny Cash Show DVD I’d given him for Xmas), “I want to be your June.” He said he’d decided to marry me then and there. I have a soft spot for The Family Cash.

  9. suite7beautytalk
    February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Wow, your pre-party routine is mine. exactly. suddenly feeling less weird about my life. ; )

    I love potato salad so adding that to the file of other dishes I’m dying to try but somehow continue to make the same ole stuff over & over again. sad truth.

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