Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh HELL!

I'm not quite turning into my Mother, but I'm skipping a generation and turning into my Grandmother. Gads! I made 3 Bean Salad this weekend, and am enjoying a bowl right now for my lunch. I never in a MILLION years thought I would ever make this salad and actually enjoy eating it. But there is something about the vinegar/oil/sugar mixture with the crunch of green beans and onions that awakens my senses. After all the many years growing up spending the weekend with my Grandma, and all she ever had in her fridge to eat was 3 Bean Salad, I now like it. Who would have ever thought? I wish I would've gotten her recipe before she passed away, but thank goodness for allrecipes I was able to find a recipe and whip up this scrumptious salad. I tried to get my roommate (brother) to eat some, but I couldn't convince him. Apparently he is still stuck on the memory of Grandma always having this salad around, and always supplying it at bbq's. I was stuck on that for a while too. But, when you do Bountiful Baskets as frequent as I do, and you get a whole bunch of green beans - I think to myself, Self, what are you going to do with all these green beans? I'm going to make 3 Bean Salad just like Grandma did!
(This picture was taken with my cell phone - so it's not the best picture. You get my jist though!)

5 comments:

Miss Jessie said...

I'm sure mom knows how to make Grandma's salad. I've never tried it myself, but I might have to.
Yes I will put Allred's music on your iPod.

Cutie Cakes by MinDee said...

your grandma would be so proud! don't you just love bountiful baskets! i do. looks good. it's amazing how our taste buds change when we get older.

Anisa said...

I can give you some much better recipes to do with your green beans....

We have a dish of that same salad in our fridge that no one seems to want to eat... I'm sure my mom has the recipe you are looking for.

Sproatmeal said...

She's probably still in that house, making you want that salad.

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

I LOVE 3 Bean Salad! I have Grandma's recipe, in her handwriting. :) I don't, however, eat it with ranch on it. :)

Ironically, I was wondering at your "bodacious berty," and wondering why on earth she's calling herself after RoBERTa, then I realized that it's after LiBERTy. he he he