Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whip it up Wednesdays

My 2-week meal planning chart ended yesterday, and I haven't re-done another one (I will have to do it tonight since tomorrow is my shopping day), so I really didn't have a clue what I was going to make until I started looking through my fridge and pantry at dinner time :)

Sous Chef: All the children loved peeling the eggs!

Recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches

6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/8 - 1/4 cup relish (or chopped pickle)...I think I added too much relish because the final product was a bit runny, although it didn't taste like too much still tasted really good, just texture was a bit off.
a few dashes of dried red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper to taste

NOTE: I normally will add a couple tablespoons each of celery and red bell pepper, but since my groceries are low in quantity and I didn't plan ahead, we made it simple. Also, some people like to add mustard, but I'm not a big fan of the stuff, so I usually don't add it to anything ;)

Combine all ingredients, mixing well and refrigerate until ready to serve. Spread on the bread of your choice and serve with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.

LIGHT: I made a small batch just for me that was a lighter version: 2 eggs, 1 T light mayo, 2 T relish and seasonings as listed above.

Recipe: Simple Fruit Salad

Fruit of your choice, chopped (we used grapes, strawberries, pineapple & oranges)
Yogurt (we used 6 oz. Light Strawberry)

Mix and serve. We've made all sorts of fruit salads, but this one is quick and easy to whip up!

Critiques ~
I haven't made Egg Salad Sandwiches in a long time, and the family was very excited and only said positive comments.
The Fruit Salad was a hit too, and when they all found out I used light yogurt, they were surprised.


Valerie said...

Hey! I am still lovin your new blog! I made the peach crips last week for a BBQ pot luck and they were very good! Thanks for the recipe!

SnoWhite said...

I haven't had egg salad is a long time -- this might have to be a lunch this week!