Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Throw down! (deviled egg recipe)

On New Year's eve when we went to Doug's boss's house, Doug said that the hostess asked him to bring deviled eggs.  I said I would make them.  He said he would boil them.  I said "make sure they are hard boiled." 
Then he said he would remove the shells and slice them, get them ready to make and I could finish them.  First thing I noticed is that they were not as hard boiled as I prefer.  Second thing I noticed is that they were not sliced like I like. 
I have been known (at times) to be rather picky.
Some say controlling.
Others say bossy.
I am the big sister.  The oldest of three.
Somewhat of a perfectionist.
Doug and I began to have words.
Words over deviled eggs.
I started boiling another dozen eggs. 
To lighten the mood, I said "let's have a throw down."
It wasn't Bobby Flay and Paula Deen, but it was close. 
Doug is very messy and he was chopping and dropping and dripping stuff all over the place.

voted best tasting
 I am extremely neat and tidy and I wash up my work space as I go. 
When I cook, I always have dishwater drawn and ready to wash dishes.
We took both batches of eggs to the party and I was sorely disappointed in the results. 
I thought they would laugh at Doug's eggs, but they said they were very good.
One person said they didn't like my eggs because I had olives on top and pickle relish in mine. 
HMPF!
voted most attractive
Cheryl's Deviled Eggs
Hard boil one dozen eggs
(Grandma's egg holder only holds 8 eggs, but you want some extra yolk)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (I use Colman's)
3 Tablespoons mayo
(even though I'm not a mayo fan and normally eschew the stuff, it tastes good in recipes)
a few squirts of yellow mustard
a couple of teaspoons of sweet pickle relish
sprinkle with paprika and add a sliced olive with pimento

Magnifico!
Which would you vote for and why?

3 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Your deviled eggs look divine! So neat. So pretty. And I personally LOVE a green olive on mine.

This post cracked me up. SOOOOOO typical. Fisherhubby leaves messes all over the place just by passing through - - - -

I also am the oldest, of only two, but I saw myself in your description! Hey - - - SOMEBODY'S got to take charge or nuttin' gets done!

besswess said...

You are bossy, but so am I.
Capers....I love capers on my deviled eggs.
I think you should paint this. It would make a very interesting still life.

ClassyChassy said...

I love deviled eggs - I add horse radish sauce to mine - for a little 'kick'! Great photos! Makes me want to make some!!!

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