Yummy Egg Salad or Something to do with all those hard boiled eggs after Easter!

Egg Salad is great, its fast, easy, low cal, and low fat.  You can eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or a midnite snack. You can serve it on bread, toast, crackers or a bed of lettuce.  Talk about a versatile food.  When I was teaching we had a snack truck that would come around just in time for morning break and those ladies whipped up a delish egg salad, I just loved to grab one with a chocolate milk, I could eat half, then save the rest for lunch and I was satisfied all day.
Today I was wanting to try something different for breakfast and needed to post a food blog so as I stood in front of the frig wondering what to do I saw the mayo next to the eggs and there it was egg salad.  What how do I boil an egg? hmmm check out that learning experience here.
Since I don’t boil eggs I have never made egg salad before, I consulted the BHG bible but they didn’t have what I wanted. I decided to just wing it… here’s what I came up with,
1/4 c mayo
1 tsp mustard
1/8 finely chopped onion
1/8 finely chopped celery
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
Smash it all together.
Serve on whole wheat toast.
It was fast, easy, cheap, very yummy, and BF luv’d it ;D
Awesome morning learned how to boil and egg and make egg salad! Win WIN!
Enjoy Y’all
Lizz
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How to Boil an Egg or I am just the lamest cook ever!

I have a confession …
I can’t boil an egg.
I know, how can you get more basic then boiling an egg.  To be honest I have never been a big egg eater, so when mom boiled eggs I didn’t really pay attention.  Now I do luv egg salad sandwiches and so does BF so today I thought why not… lets learn how to boil an egg 😉
I pulled down the BHG cookbook, grabbed 4 eggs and a pan and jumped right in.
SOFT BOILED
1. Cover 4 eggs making sure there is 1 inch above eggs.
2. Boil rapidly, meaning they want you to put it on high and make it come to a boil quicker than you might normally.
3. Once boiling remove from heat and cover for 4 mins. I set a timer.
Now the last step I remember my mother doing, drain, and then rinse and let rest for a couple of mins in cool water just so you can handle the eggs.  If you aren’t using them for awhile then skip this cool down process just drain of the hot to stop the cooking process.
1. Same as above till the boil you reduce the heat and let simmer 15-20 mins.
Easy peasy right, can’t believe it has taken me 40 some years to figure this one out 😉
Enjoy Y’all
Lizz
P.S. anybody got any tips for peeling?

Easy Marbled Easter Eggs

A friend gave me this easy way to make marble look Easter eggs, I would using suggest gloves and tongs as you are working with straight dye not diluted. You are going to luv the results

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First get regular shave cream not gel. You want to use containers that you don’t mind if they get stained and spray a good amount of cream in.

Next with your dyes simply dot the cream.  Since I mixed my own colors I actually used a paintbrush to dab the dye on the shaving cream. Then with a toothpick swirl. Don’t mix, just swirl together, otherwise you will just get a nicely colored egg but not a marbled.

I used one pan and started with a teal green that I created by mixing colors together, blue and green more green then blue.  Choose colors that you like; you don’t have to be super fancy or artistic, do what you enjoy.

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This is my final cream mixture using a teal, orange and yellow dye.

Remember crafting should be fun, so play with it!

Now take your egg (hard-boiled or hollowed) and roll it gently through the mixture making sure to cover entire egg.  Gently set aside to dry, I used the egg crate so as not to wipe off any of the shave cream.

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That’s the teal color painted onto a piece of egg shell in the background. Isn’t it beautiful? I just luv teals, peacocks, aquas, all the greens.

I then added orange (red-yellow) and rolled an egg through.

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Orange and Teal

Finally I added some neon yellow and rolled one more egg.

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Teal and Neon Yellow

Now the hard part, waiting for the dyes to set on the egg.  Give it about 15 mins. Then simply wipe off the cream with a paper towel and viola gorgeous marbled eggs!

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This is how I set mine to let them dry while waiting.

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I think these would be beautiful on an Easter buffet as hard-boiled eggs.

Beautiful Marbled Eggs

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz