It’s 1971. I have a 2-room apartment and I’m ready to get cooking. The gas stove is the first I’ve ever seen, and I have to wash dishes in the sink of the bathroom down the hall. I discover ramen noodles, buy tart small apples cheap by the bagful, and mostly live on cereal and toast. I am anemic. I solicit recipes for simple basic things, and this is one that hasn’t changed in a long long time.
Mix one-fourth cup (3 Tablespoons) vinegar, same amount of milk, and half cup of Miracle Whip. Add salt and pepper and a big squirt of mustard.
Cut 3 large potatoes into chunks half an inch or smaller. Boil till barely cooked – don’t overcook them.
Hardboil 6 eggs. Rinse, shell the eggs, cut them up.
Mix well, salt to taste, wave the pepper shaker at it. Chill.
I often add some unsweetened plain yogurt to this, and you can replace some or all of the vinegar with lemon juice.