This one time (last week), I didn’t Google my usual recipe for oven-cooked hard-boiled eggs and I set the oven temperature to 400 instead of 350. Oh boy, did those suckers turn out HARD-boiled after 30 minutes. Let’s hope my recipe redeems me today:
Years ago when I lived in San Francisco, my radio DJ sister came to visit us for a fun-filled weekend in August. Of course, we took her out to Sonoma (yay!) and Napa (less, yay.. but still yay!) and of course, she had connections even out there. Somehow she got us a private tour of a beautiful Napa winery – complete with cascading waterfalls, glistening chandeliers, and all of that outdoor scenery that makes you wonder why you don’t live in California. It was only two years for me..
but that’s why I lived in California!
The honorable thing to do when you visit a winery, especially one with free everything, is to buy something from the gift store. I don’t drink wine, at all, and I don’t know a thing about gifting it. Then a recipe book for “Deviled Eggs” caught my eye. Of course I bought that! I love deviled eggs ever so much. What’s not to love? I used to make egg salad and deviled eggs at my old job as an Innkeeper in San Francisco. A crowd pleaser! Then you make it all spring and pastel-y and it’s Easter!
Today was a bit of a Monday. We had our annual taxes appointment and I was really nervous about a photo job. Why? It was for only adults, and ones who knew what they wanted. An indoor setting, wardrobe changes, and lots of people. Photography is so very intimate. And when I’m feeling especially empathetic, so basically ALWAYS, it takes a lot out of me. I hope it went well but it was over a three hour gig. I think photography speaks more to my extroverted side, and blogging speaks to my introverted side. Even if I “sound” extroverted at this here blog or on social media, you have to remember that I’m doing all of this behind a computer. In a loft office overlooking the woods – and sometimes while eating bon bons. Or deviled eggs.
That’s why I’m a true ambivert.
Oh, and the taxes thing went well too. I was so nervous! I always am, no matter where I am in life and what I’m doing. And what would I rather be doing? Getting uncomfortably close to you with a camera.. or eating bon bons behind a computer.
Want to try this yourself?
Easter Deviled Eggs:
- 6 Hardboiled Eggs
- 6 teaspoons White Vinegar
- Food Coloring
- 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. Mustard
- 2 tsp. Sugar
- 1. Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise
- 2. Remove yolks and set aside in a bowl
- 3. In small bowls, mix about 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp. vinegar, and 1-2 drops of food coloring
- 4. Set both halves of each egg into each separate bowl of colored water for 20-30 minutes or desired color is reached and remove
- 5. To your bowl of yolks, add the mayonnaise, mustard, and sugar and mix well
- 6. Using a piping bag or a spoon, fill the eggs with the yolk mixture
- 7. Sprinkle a dash of paprika on each egg
- 8. Enjoy!