My love for Neil Diamond knows no bounds. In my younger, much cooler days, I used to be horrified by the musical selections of my father. He had a deep and abiding love for Irish folk music and James Taylor. And Dad - seriously, could you turn down the Carly Simon?!! Now that I fully embrace my dorkdom, I'm free to love whatever music entertains me. Which is why Neil Diamond's "America" will always have a place on my July 4th playlist, along with The Bruce's "Born in the USA" and 2 Live Crew's "Banned in the USA".
3 pounds small (2-inch) potatoes
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons prepared
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Boil potatoes until they're fork tender. Cool them room temperature and quarter. Mix remaining ingredients and fold the potatoes into this mixture.
After we finished eating, we waddled upstairs onto our upper porch where we had one of the best views in Knoxville of the downtown fireworks. There are times where I wonder why we bought this ramshackle old house but every time we get to relax, away from crowds and get such a great view of the fireworks, my faith in our decision is restored.
I hope you all had a great 4th and you all got down with your bad old selves! Let Freedom (and 2 Live Crew) Reign!