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Want to make this mam Port Sulphur A pan of chicken jambalaya, a salad, and a baguette make a mame dinner, easy to transport and easy to reheat by the serving in the microwave. I recently took dinner to a friend who was recovering from surgery, offering a big pot of chicken and sausage gumbo, potato salad, rice for the gumbo, and triple fudge brownies for her kids.
Source for photograph: So, I just gave up. I stopped making potato salad altogether. My brother John Roy brought potato salad. I had asked specifically that he not put boiled eggs in it, and he obliged even though he prefers it that way. There it was right in front of me.
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I asked him for the recipe and he just laughed this is common in Louisiana. I had even texted him several times while shopping for the ingredients to be sure I had it in my mind correctly, but still no dice.
The elusive potato salad quest continues. Bringing food to a good friend in need is an old southern tradition that I dearly love, both on the giving and receiving ends.
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