Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Egg Salad of Life (or My Life Anyways)

So what do you do when you come back from a weekend away, to a near empty fridge? Usually I'd say, I don't know what that means, my fridge is never empty! On a normal weekday open my fridge and it looks like I could feed a family of 4. I'm pretty sure I get this from my mom, back home go in our dry storage in the basement and I swear it's like a mini Safeway down there. She'd say "go downstairs and grab me the penne" I'd run down, shout "wheeree I don't see it!" she'd say " it's next to the soup section and swansons chicken broth which is next to the hoisin sauce, jello and Italian olive oil packed tuna!"

In my place I always have something I can throw together, in this case I had ONE egg (usually I panic if I don't have enough eggs to throw together a couple batches of cookie dough) one stalk of celery, 1/2 an avocado and basil that were surprisingly still green,a few tomatoes, a bell pepper and an insane variety of condiments and jarred goods (which takes up the whole middle shelf of my fridge). Good tip is to keep your favorite bread, already pre-sliced in the freezer so it's easy for a quick de-frost or to pop in the toaster (preferably a hello kitty toaster). I love when you have next to nothing and turn it into something good! Oh and if you have bacon, slice it, fry it, add it. EVEN BETTER.

Best Egg Salad of Life
1 boiled egg*, chopped
grated aged cheddar
artichokes, rough chopped
olives, rough chopped
dill (only had dried but use fresh if possible)
s+p, grains paradise
fresh basil, torn
celery, small diced
red bell pepper, small diced
mayo 2tbsp
Dijon 2 tsp
Yogurt 1 tbsp

Tomato, Sliced
Crispy Bacon if you are lucky
Bread of your choice( I used a brown rice artisan bread), toasted

**To boil an egg**
In a small pot place one large egg, cover with water and with lid on, bring to a boil. Let boil for 2 minutes, take off the burner and set aside for 6 minutes. Drain water and shock egg in cold water.

1.No instructions really necessary, throw everything together and try not to eat it off the spoon before you place on your toasted bread smeared with avocado and tomato slices.

I wasn't joking, I really do own I the only one who gets excited when the toast pops up
and her face is imprinted on it!? I swear this is as far as the Hello Kitty obsession goes.

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