Ode to Potato Salad Bucket

Posted on June 21st, 2012 in Stories

Ode to Potato Salad (and How I Love thee)

Ode to potato salad,

And how I love thee,

For you are not only taste of summer,

But are light and creamy.

There’s nothing like having a bucket,

Of potato salad for your very own,

To turn dinner into simply scrumptious,

To a button popping conundrum.

Now this bucket can’t come from the grocery store,

Or even your local barbecue place,

It must come from the kitchen of someone you love,

A mom, a grandmother, aunt or anyone with a kind face.

For there’s nothing like digging into a cool bucket of potato salad,

That you don’t have to share,

Creamy goodness or vinegary bite,

Crunchy or soft,

Mustard or mayo,

Nothing matters but the tingle on your tounge,

this spudtastic delight.

And then you have the most brilliant idea,

You simply must shout,

“We shall have a potato salad party next Thursday–

Who’s up for it?”

Ode to potato salad,

And how I love thee,

For I’ll be waiting with my bucket,

At the potato salad party next Thursday.

Won’t you join me?

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37 Responses to “Ode to Potato Salad Bucket”

  1. The Dainty Doll's House Says:

    I love potato salad!! Not had it in years…I will be joining you for sure!! xx

  2. Sorta Southern Single Mom Says:

    I’m so picky about my potato salad! It’s got to be homemade, so no buckets for me!

  3. Lady Fi Says:

    I do like potato salad! yum.

  4. Barbara Says:

    You are so funny! I agree…I like potato salad too, any kind!

  5. Petty Witter Says:

    Along with beetroot salad this has to be one of my favourite dishes …… yum.

  6. Debbie Says:

    Potato salad is just so good with burgers!!!! Perfect summertime food.

  7. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    I have never before tasted potato salad. Weird…I know. :P

  8. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert Says:

    I love potato salad and this is so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I want to answer your question about whole wheat flour vs. almond flour. Almond flour has become very popular with anyone who wants to omit gluten from their diet. My husband and I have been trying a 6 month experiment to see if if makes a difference with the way we feel, cravings, etc. Almond flour is just finely ground almonds and does make a nice substitute for any kind of flour in the right recipe. It tends to be more crumbly and moist so it’s not for all recipes. Since this recipe had oats, the flour aspect was small. Hope that answers that! I wish you luck on the peanut butter giveaway! Tricia

  9. marie Says:

    I actually can’t stand potato salad, but I love everything else about a BBQ. I love taking walks in the evening and smelling all the grilling going on. Just love the smells of summer!

  10. Krysten Says:

    That is awesome, looks delish!

  11. Natasha Says:

    Ooh, potato salad. My mom makes the best potato salad. I should ask her to make me a batch.

  12. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    Looks good! I love potato salad. But even more so when it’s alongside a grilled hot dog :)

  13. Juliana Says:

    I love potato salad…especially during Summer along with BBQ…yum!
    Hope you are having a great week :)

  14. Channon Says:

    I love it too!!

  15. Pietro Says:

    Yes, with mayonnaise!!

  16. Geni Says:

    I would totally come to the party and bring my warm potato salad with asparagus and lemon tarragon vinaigrette. I got it off Bits and Bread Crumbs and I adore it! What a fun idea! Your blog is always such a happy place.

  17. Jennifer Says:

    Oh yes, I will be there!!!

  18. lisaiscooking Says:

    A bucket of potato salad that I don’t have to share? Now, that sounds like fun!

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  20. Kara Says:

    Very cute! I love potato salad. Especially in the summer. It’s so versatile and yummy and gluten free!

  21. Marjie Says:

    I’m not a fan of potatoes or potato salad, but you almost make me wish I were!

  22. Pam Says:

    I suddenly have a craving for potato salad… mmmmm good!

  23. amy @ fearless homemaker Says:

    ha, too cute! after reading that, i definitely am craving potato salad. i’ll be back next thursday for sure for the potato salad party!

  24. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I do love a good potato salad. I will be coming to your potato salad party.

  25. Pietro Says:

    Sunday trip to the montains, with lasagna or “pasta pomodoro e basilico”, and a delicious tiramisù :-)

  26. Kimberly Says:

    I don’t like potato salad, but your poem is so cute!

  27. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    I love your odes Duckie! They always put a smile on my face :)

  28. Laura Says:

    So funny. But I don’t like potato salad. Not much of a picnic foods girl unless it is simple like Watermelon. Now that I think about it, I sound like my girls who don’t like foods with too many ingredients!

  29. Mary Says:

    I would love to join your party! I haven’t made potato salad yet this year. It sounds perfect right now!

  30. Reeni Says:

    I LOVE any and all potato salads! Except the store kind. You’re right it must be homemade!

  31. Frugal in WV Says:

    Yum, I love potato salad! Homemade is the best :)

  32. grace Says:

    button-popping conundrum indeed! i don’t like a super-mayonnaisey potato salad–mustard’s more my style!

  33. Charlotte Says:

    I’ll join you! I love a good potato salad. SO YUMS!

  34. Nutmeg Nanny Says:

    There is nothing better than good homemade potato salad…yum!

  35. Cakelaw Says:

    I agree – nothing tastes as good as a treat from the kitchen of someone you love.

  36. Angela Says:

    Anything made with love always tastes better! Visiting from Ladies Only Blog Share!

  37. Michelle Says:

    I love a vinegary potato salad! Barbeque time of the year is the best!

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