Some of you know my life long commitment to clumsiness. Don’t knock it, it takes talent to be this clumsy and awkward. My latest achievement was at a local “wings” restaurant where my sweet husband and I decided to treat ourselves to one of our favorite: nachos with the works (mostly for me) and chicken wings (mostly for him) for lunch. Extremely bad food…amazingly delicious. What can I say, sometimes you have to go for it!
So, while enjoying our truly bad for your health lunch, I was mid-conversation while I inhaled a chip. No, I didn’t chew it. Yes, I started to choke. Bad, real bad. So bad, everyone at the table next to us was starting to look concerned. Matt stopped eating and kept on saying: “are you OK?” I couldn’t answer. I was making sounds no one should make in public. I ran for the bathroom. I’ll spare you the bathroom scenario but suffice to say: I dislodged the chip….as best I could. Walking back to the table, I noticed Matt was having a conversation with the waitress: “could you go into the ladies room and see if my wife is still alive?’ I must have looked pretty bad because he normally doesn’t even flinch when I do stuff like that. (!)
That, my friends, is me. Classy, aren’t I?
My mom says it’s all in the genes! Well, thank you Mom! Sadly both my daughters are on the same path…oh what a life for their future husbands!
In honor of my grandma (The Great clumsy), my mom (Chief Clumsy), me (General Clumsy) and both Sunshine and Bear (Captain Happy Clumsy and Lieutenant Grumpy Clumsy) Here’s our family Egg Salad:
8 Eggs (try not to break them…that would be clumsy)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (light or low fat is fine) (I don’t like Miracle Whip because it is sweet but if that is all your family will eat then it’s your call)
Splash Hot sauce
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Heaping Tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped
Salt and Pepper (about 1 teaspoon each)
In a large pot place your eggs and cover with water (not hot but not cold…medium I guess!) Put your burner on high and bring to a boil. Once your water is boiling reduce heat to medium and start timer for 12 minutes.
Note: I am fully aware that MANY of you have your own method (which I am certain is perfect) for making hard boiled eggs. I take no offense if you use your method. This is what I do and it works!
Let your eggs cool completely before peeling them. Once cooled and peeled place your eggs in a large bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash your eggs until you have a fine consistency with no visible lumps. Add your mayonnaise, hot sauce, dijon mustard, chives, salt and pepper. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
My mom always made our egg sandwiches on hot dog buns which she grilled in a pan with a little butter. Here’s Bear’s:
I also like to use simple white bread to make this sandwich but honestly the most important part is: fresh bread. It makes a world of difference.
Note: this should be enough for 4-5 sandwiches, you can double, triple or cut in half this recipe as you wish!
Printer Friendly: Egg Salad
Peace and Chew…it helps,
Find my recipe here as well: