They say, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
Funny was, I did not feed my husband good food for him to love me.😊Instead, I fed his family and clan. Thus, I now say, “The way to your in-laws hearts is through their stomachs.”
Thanks to this so-called inherited talent in cooking from my mother and grandfather, it was not difficult for me to be welcomed by the Gineses when we finally got married. I held the secret to their liking me more. I would prepare dishes which I was sure would please their taste buds. The Bicol delicacies, ginataang laing and bicol express (see related article at https://wanderingjouster.com/2012/12/14/wjs-1st-party-of-the-month/), soon became their MRD (Most Requested Dishes) during special occasions. I cooked these last week for Larry’s uncle’s birthday. On the same week, I received a private message from his aunt, who invited us for her grandson’s baptism and asked for my “Marble Potato Salad” recipe. I sent her the recipe immediately, but later on volunteered to just make it for her. I kidded Ate Beneth, my mother-in-law’s youngest sister, that it would already be our gift to her grandson. She was very surprised but thankful. So tonight, I prepared this salad which Larry’s family had also loved at first taste.
Actually, this is easier to prepare compared to the chicken macaroni salad. What one has to only pay attention to is the cooking of the marble potatoes. They should be cooked al dente or cooked just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture. Yes, somewhat similar to cooking pasta. Never, never overcook. Then, mixing of all the ingredients follows with a little dash of salt.