It was 1987, I was living in my first apartment, and I had invited my first company over for dinner, a friend from work and his girlfriend. I had planned on providing everything for dinner that night, and I was completely shocked when my company brought some food with them. Her potato salad tasted so much like baked potatoes, only it was cold and required no effort on my part to make it ready to eat. It was so good that I had to ask for the recipe. I have made it this way ever since. This recipe is forgiving. So, try to keep the general proportions correct and don't be so worried about exact measures.