Light & Lovely Luncheon
Senior Cub Center
When I was young, we were a large family on a grad student income. Rocky Mountain National Park was an hour away, so we enjoyed tent-camping in the mountains amidst some of the best scenery in the country. When I came to Texas, I discovered camping meant fire ants, mosquitoes, and humidity, so it never had much appeal. When I attended a function at the Burleson Jellystone, however, I discovered a glamping sub-culture that I had no idea existed.
Life in “small town USA” is the best life. City dwellers don’t understand us. Why would anyone enjoy small town life with the lack of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment? It is all about the people. We can always drive a few miles for entertainment, big sports, and the big stores. What we can do is enjoy riding bikes in the evening with the family without the fear of possible danger in our neighborhoods. That is priceless!
Fall is upon us, and Danny thought it’d be a good time to update a classic dish – potato salad - and to go over some basics for making this humble yet essential fixture of the cookout and potluck table. Spanish conquistadors returning from the New World introduced the potato to Europe in the 16th century, and European cooks boiled the tubers in wine or a mixture of vinegar and spices. German immigrants brought potato salad to America, and hot potato salad made with bacon, onion, and vinegar dressing is often known as “German potato salad.”