Widgets Magazine

Apr 24, 2011

Egg Rolling and Deviled Eggs

One of my favorite Easter memories happened about a dozen years ago. As usual, the Easter Bunny had visited us on Friday night, so our Saturday was wide open. My sweetie decided maybe we should spend the holiday with his mom. We hadn’t seen her since Christmas and he was thinking it was way past time to make the 2-hour drive.

It was not one of those years we had tons of extra cash laying around, so we pulled out a cooler and loaded it with hot dogs, soda, hard-boiled eggs, and chips. Since the kids had all crawled out of bed at the crack of dawn, the drive down was relatively painless. We pulled into Grandma’s driveway about 2:00. After a quick pit-stop, we all climbed back in the van and headed toward the mountains. My sweetie’s Grandpa (his mom’s dad) was there, and my sweetie’s sister who still lives in his hometown, joined us with her kids. Even though Easter was late that year, it was still chilly as we drove until we could find some good hills for egg-rolling.

It didn’t take long before we found the perfect spot. It had been cleared for a shooting range in the summer so it was shaped like a bowl with nice little hills perfect for eggs. We had actually been sledding there in the winter so we knew the area well. We piled out of the cars and started gathering kindling to make a bonfire.

My sweetie used his scout skills to get a nice fire burning and the kids all grabbed their eggs and headed for the hills. The eggs bounced nicely down the sledding trails and soon they had a pile ready for us to peel and devil. Did I mention that my sweetie makes the best deviled eggs imaginable? I know it’s not Thursday, but I’m still going to give you the recipe when I’m finished with my story.

So we roasted our hot dogs and giggled and told stories and ate until we couldn’t possibly eat anymore. Daylight was beginning to fade with the coals from the fire as we toasted marshmallows and turned them into smores. No one wanted to leave, but as the fire continued to die down, it started to get cold so we piled into our vehicles and headed for home. There's nothing like time together with the ones you love. Happy Easter!

Deviled Eggs

1 dozen hard-boiled eggs
1 cup Miracle Whip
3 tbsp Mustard
Black pepper

Peel the eggs and slice in half lengthwise.

Take out the yolks and place in a separate bowl. Take the whites of two eggs (we usually use the ones the kids mangled in the peeling process) and chop them into the yolks. It’s important to keep them nice and chunky when you mix them into the yolks.

Add the Miracle Whip (or mayo) and mustard. Sprinkle generously with paprika and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well, but remember it will be chunky because of the whites that are still in pretty big pieces (that is actually the secret to amazing deviled eggs!).

Spoon the yolk mixture back into the cavity of each egg white.

Sprinkle with additional paprika and serve immediately. Yumm!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Yummy..I love good deviled eggs. Topped with chopped bacon. MMmm!


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