Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce

Fish and tartar sauceWe don’t have fish too often, but when we do I like to have tartar sauce to serve with it.  A couple years ago I realized it was rather stupid to keep buying bottles of tartar sauce, use them once and place them in the fridge for next time.  “Next time” usually didn’t come until it was to late to salvage the rest of the bottle or it had been long lost in the depths of the refrigerator.  So I found this easy homemade tartar sauce recipe and we have been using it ever since.

Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce
Recipe type: Condiment
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 2½ tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and stir.

Tartar SauceIt tastes WAY better than store bought and if we have any leftover I add a little ketchup and it makes a WONDERFUL dipping sauce for fries, tater tots, or pretty much anything you would use ketchup on.  We put it on hamburgers the other night…..yummm!

Fry SauceA great tasting, easy, tartar sauce with no waste!


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Love Your……Emu?

I know we’re supposed to love our neighbor and all, but what if your closest neighbor is an emu?

A big emu….

Emu 1A big emu with a fluffy butt….

Emu 5A big emu with a fluffy butt that paces the fence across the road….

Emu 3A big emu with a fluffy butt that paces and makes a loud thump, thump, thump noise…..

Emu 4A big emu with a fluffy butt that paces and thumps and watches us with creepy eyes.

Emu 2Are we supposed to love our creepy, thumping, pacing, fluffy butted neighbors too?

She or he (at the risk of highly offending our feathered neighbor I’ll just call her a her on this post) does have some good qualities too.  She is actually rather entertaining and I’m kinda partial to fluffy butts.  The creepy eye thing, well I just try not to make eye contact so it doesn’t bug me so much.  Our feathered neighbor is a bit curious too.  She came over for a visit the other day to see what the guys where doing in the shop.  It was a particularly nice spring day so Digger opened up the big shop doors to let in some sunshine and fresh air.  He was welding away when he saw some movement out of the corner of his eye.  He flipped up his welding helmet and there was our nosy neighbor just staring at him.  It was a short visit, she didn’t want to chat or have a beer, she just turned around when Digger saw her and headed home.  Being the nice neighbors that we are Digger and Jade followed her half a mile down the road to make sure she made it home safely.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.”  Luke 10:27

 I’m still not sure if this includes the feathered kind, but as long as she doesn’t come peeking in my kitchen door, I can love her……from a distance. 😉


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