Learning to love the kitchen is a matter of eliminating the tasks you just don't enjoy. Hate peeling garlic? Buy it pre-peeled. Despise slicing beets? Get a mandoline. You know what really grinds my gears? Washing produce. Because let's face it: Do I need to wash vegetables before cooking them? I say not really. It's not really the washing that gets my goat—it's the need to dry the produce afterwards. Removing the moisture from sopping-wet salad greens is the stuff of nightmares, if you ask me.
Made this as written, which is very unusual for me, but served it a bit differently. First, it is not a quick and easy dish, if you are in a hurry plan ahead and cook the potatoes, green beans and eggs the night before. And make at least double the dressing, the recipe doesn't make much dressing. The potatoes are bland and need the extra flavor. In the future I would leave out the capers, they were okay, but didn't add that much to the dish and it's an extra step, plus capers are not inexpensive.
Am I the only person crazy enough to try this over-the-top recipe?! The email showed up in my inbox the day I volunteered to bring dessert to a family birthday celebration for both of my siblings, and I thought, "What the heck?!" And it was fun but time-consuming -- I did it in stages over the course of a three days, decorated and served it on the fourth. And the end result certainly wasn't as pretty as the picture, but the whole family decreed it was so tasty that it was worth the effort.
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