Kittie Scarlett is howling up a storm! (She hates it when I go outside to do the garbage and recycling, for whatever reason!) Okay, I've now picked her up and am holding her in my lap while I sip the fresh cup of coffee I just made. Mmmmm. She's purring and I'm typing away. (smile) Marilyn mistressmarilyn is playing Zuma next to me while we all listen to Leno on the office TV.
In other words, all is right with the world! (grin)
I made deviled eggs when we got home from work tonight, using our Easter hard-boiled eggs. To be exact, I actually coddle my eggs -- rather than 'boil' them. (I pull out the sheet that's printed from the original version of the webpage I link in the entry shared here. It had text and images I prefer to what they have there now. But it's the same concept, regardless!)
So I'll now share my very (very) basic recipe for deviled eggs.
Deviled Eggs Recipe
12 large eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
SECRET INGREDIENT!!! (My Mom's)
Salt and pepper
Coddle (do not boil) one dozen (12) eggs. Cool. Peel under cold running tap water.
Halve eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks, place in small bowl and mash with a fork.
Add mustard and mix well. Add mayonnaise and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the secret ingredient and mix well!
Spoon mixture into egg-white halves. Garnish each egg with sprinkle of paprika.
Not exactly complicated. (Or as we say around the Rose Festival office, 'not brain surgery.') The hardest part was peeling the eggs. (Did you know that the fresher the eggs are the harder they are to peel? It's true!)
So, are you wondering about that secret ingredient?
Well, years ago Marilyn and I had someone else's deviled eggs, after enjoying years of eating the eggs our mother made. Marilyn asked mom what made her eggs so much better, and mom told us she used a spoon of vinegar! Believe it or not, that makes all the difference! (smile)
Thanks, Mom! We're still making them that way. (Picture our mom smiling down from heaven. She was proud of her cooking...)
Time for another cup of coffee and my own game of Zuma, I think! Of course, I'd better go finish up the garbage and recycling pretty quick now, as it's past midnight! Well, I often am doing it into the wee hours -- and I'm not the only one around this neighborhood who likes to wait until late! (grin)