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Mom's Party Potato Salad

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Mom loved to make this wonderful salad for family festivities at Christmas and graduations.

Ingredients

1 envelope Knox gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 stuffed green olives, sliced
3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1 cup diced celery
4 cups cooked potatoes, diced
1/4 cup diced pimento
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

Instructions

Soften gelatin in the cold water in a heat-resistant glass or metal measuring cup. In a small pan, heat 3/4 cup of water to boiling, remove from heat, and place glass measuring cup with the gelatin mixture in the water to dissolve the ingredients. Stir in lemon juice, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the gelatin mixture. Pour into a fancy 3 quart bowl. Chill overnite. Serves 12.

Carol Hillis
Rock Island



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