Today we had our welcome back chemistry picnic and I was in charge of bringing a side.
I REALLY needed to use up, oh, the 8 bulbs of garlic, the garlic scapes, and a million bags of potatoes I have accumulated in the past couple weeks.
While flipping through a cookbook my sister got me (Simply in Season) I found a recipe for garlic potato salad (which I slightly adapted).
Garlic Potato Salad
-add 6 cups of diced potatoes to boiling water and let cook for 5 minutes; drain
-add 1/4 cup olive oil
-add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
-add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
-add salt and pepper to taste
So, this was actually surprisingly good, albeit crazy garlicky. I had about half leftover, so I assume this will find many uses over the next few days. Tonight? I added it to tomato soup, which was pretty good.
Honestly, I have no clue what the total cost of this was because I used so many random leftovers…I would say probably $3 worth of potatoes, $0.20 worth of garlic, $2.50 worth of onions.
So, I guess this ended up being ~$5.70.
From what I’ve learned, it seems as though organic side dishes aren’t the most economical. BUT, only about $2.60’s worth was eaten..and I’ll be eating this for the whole week so it worked out?