Serving This Week 3-22 to 3-26-2021
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I served the week of 3-22to 3-26-2021 on my blog. Tuesday was Easter Egg Bread Ring. Wednesday was Oprah Winfrey’s Devil Eggs. Thursday was Egg Salad Sandwich. Friday was Peeling Eggs Hand Free. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 3-15 to 3-19-2021.
Easter 2014 was extra special for our family.
Not only was it my turn to cook, but we had a larger crowd than normal.
My granddaughter has chose that Easter to be baptized.
That meant an extra special menu.
And themed before and after dinner finger foods to last the day.
I am certain people were coming when they could and leaving as they must.
A menu I can prepared over two days was important.
Fitting the refrigerated foods into my ice box was key.
That meant taking my stock down to almost nothing to prepare for the day.
I chose this bread to make since it is definitely Easter themed. And it performed a double duty of centerpiece and appetizer.
And it didn’t overshadow the celebration!
I hope you like it and give it a try!
What are you doing for the Holiday meal this year?
These Deviled Eggs are a treat waiting to be devoured.
Do you love eggs but get cravings for something a bit different?
When I get into certain moods where I crave something I end up trying everything else. Then I just give in, accept the inevitable and satisfy that craving..
For some reason lately I have been doing this with eggs.
Seems like hard boiled was the way to go, but I just couldn’t pin down that certain something I wanted.
When I try to be good and not indulge I usually end up eating something “close” to what I am craving.
But that urge refuses to be satisfied until I finally break down and have a bite or two of what I first wanted.
This behavior has ruined my diet more than once.
Have you ever done that?
Until I happened across this recipe I was totally stumped.
Perhaps it was the Worcestershire sauce, or the lemon, or maybe the tabasco?
No? How about the horseradish?
I have never had a deviled egg quite like these from Oprah Winfrey’s chef.
Do you want to know the secret to the perfect Devil Egg?
Then read on.
When I learned these were Weight Watchers I knew i had to try them!!
Make them for your next gathering and listen to all the raves and mmmmms and WOWS!!
When you want to pipe the beautiful yolk into the cooked egg white just use a cookie press. You will have many options of what design you like.
And each choice makes a specific statement.
The yolk filling is perfect for this tool. It won’t block the tube or cause you any grief as you use it.
We found that the mustard didn’t over power the mayonnaise in this recipe.
The other ingredients brought out each of the other flavors.
And the paprika makes a perfect garnish!
These deviled eggs are a quick, and colorful addition for any event.
I frequently use the at a buffet or picnic gathering.
Being a handheld food, there is no need for a large plate or utensils.
I am confident you and your guests will enjoy the Deviled Eggs as much as we do in my home.
The ingredients of egg, mayo, mustard, onion, salt and pepper complete this salad.
And you are assured of having everything you need to make an emergency lunch.
Got bread? Make a great sandwich.
You can have lunch prepared in the time it take to hard boil those eggs.
Have a cold? Sore throat? This Egg Salad is the perfect answer to eat as it is soft and cools your throat.
This can be the answer to the question “what is something soft and fast that I can make for lunch?”
I like to chop some celery and add it to the mixture.
I use a large slot grater/chopper for chopping the eggs before stirring them into the other ingredients.
Have a lot of left over eggs from the Easter Bunny?
Place a few in a bowl as a centerpiece and snack for the kids.
Chop up the rest and add into the salad!
A good standby, Egg Salad is great to keep on hand.
And it stays fresh in the refrigerator 3-4 days.
There are many opinions on the best way prepare and peel hard boiled eggs. These 7 are a few I have known to work. My favorite though is the 6th options, needling.
Read to the end of the article for some more important hard boiling tips for your eggs.
Method #1: Blow Out!
Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to pot of water and slow boil eggs for 15 minutes. The baking soda raises the PH and keeps the skin form adhering to the shell. Cool eggs and remove from pot. Crack the top and bottom of each egg. Blow on the large end and watch the egg come out already peeled.
Method #2: Boil and Shake
Boil eggs about 15 minutes. Add cold water to pot. Allow eggs to cool then drain water. Top with a plate, then shake.
Method #3: Mason Jar
Fill a glass cup or a mason jar with about 1/2 inch of water. Then add the egg. If you have a mason jar, screw on the lid.
Turn the cup to the side, pressing one hand over the open end so the water doesn’t pour out.
Start shaking! Don’t let the egg roll around the glass, but rather make sure it’s hitting the sides of the glass. You’ll begin to see the eggshell cracking.
Keep shaking until the shell slips off! Rinse the egg under cold water to remove any small shell shards, then enjoy.
Method #4: Spooning
Boil eggs for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from heat and cool them in cold water. Crack shell all over, insert spoon under shell, then rotate the egg. The shell will fall right off.
Method #5: Submerge
Let the eggs age for two weeks in the refrigerator. Boil water to a soft boil and add eggs. Boil 15 minutes then remove from heat. Pour off the hot water and replace it with cold. Once cool enough to hold, but still warm, crack each egg all over with the rounded surface of a metal spoon and put back into the water. The shells will pull away and peel themselves!
Method #6: Needling
Before you boil your eggs, poke a hole in the large end being careful not to puncture the yolk. More water will be absorbed into the egg making them easier to peel. Gently place them inside your boiling water. Extra water in your eggs helps separate the egg white from the shell membrane.
Method: #7 Fresh Egg Steam
Fill the bottom of a double boiler and heat to boiling. Place a steam basket on top of the boiler. Add your eggs into the upper basket, cover, and steam for 15 minutes. After cooking, immediately put the eggs into ice cold water to cool. The shells will come right off.
BONUS TIPS FOR PREPARING WATER
Do not add vinegar to boiling eggs. They are already acidic and that causes the membrane to stick to the shells.
Adding baking soda raises the ph and the alkaline keeps the membrane from sticking to the egg.
Piercing with a pin allows more water inside the egg and causes the shell to release from the egg.
Which of these methods have you tried? Do you have a suggestion for another way? Let me know in the comments!