|Rae Harriett Madsen Christensen |
As with most family celebrations, we had our Easter Sunday traditions. Of course, we hunted Easter eggs: hard boiled, chocolate and plastic filled with coins. One year we started having two separate hunts: one for the kids and one for the adults. We hid Easter beers to get the men interested. We also played games, including sack races, egg toss, hay bale rolling and other fun picnic games. My Great Uncle Rob used to bring his guitar and serenade us with old standards and classic country western songs (think Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline, Gene Autry). My Great Aunt Rae also used to fill a jar full of jelly beans and attach a $5 bill to it -- whoever guessed the correct number of jelly beans in the jar got both as the prize!
|Sack Race up on Bird Road in Tracy, CA|
Aunt Rae & DadAunt Rae’s Crabby Potato Salad
12-15 red potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup cider vinegar
salt and pepper
1 can crab + juice
1 quart Best Foods mayonnaise
Cook potatoes until done; don’t overcook. Let cool about one hour; skin and slice in large bowl. Add ingredients in order given. It might seem sloppy, but all the juices will soak into potatoes overnight. Store covered in refrigerator overnight. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
I'd love to hear if any readers make Aunt Rae's Crabby Potato Salad for their own picnic. I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it!
|Ready! Set! Go get some Easter Eggs!|