There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my Mom. If there is someone in the world I could wish back for a single day to talk with, to hug, to tell her how much I love her, it is my Mom. Time doesn't take away the pain of her passing, but the memories become sharper and sweeter every year.
There is no one that did picnics and summer better than Mom. We had barbeques, picnics and get-togethers every weekend from Summer thru Fall, all thru my childhood and for as long afterwards as I can remember.
Everyone seemed to have their favorite dish and funny story to tell about her. Truth be told, she would tell all of us frequently that she HATED to cook, but in fact she had quite a repertoire of fabulous things she made for us to enjoy. She always made HUGE batches of whatever she was cooking or baking, and there always seemed to be plenty of people around to enjoy her hard work.
In the summertime and for family reunion picnics, it was always her Potato Salad and Homemade Baked Beans. She never really used a written recipe, things always just seemed to come together and additional spice or ingredients would be added to taste. Very hard to replicate - but it does come with time and experience if you keep trying.
We LOVE this potato salad and the memories it brings back! Hope that you enjoy it as much as our family does!