Thursday, February 4, 2021

February Cooking for 2: Deviled Eggs and Potato Salad

 It snowed again last night and will probably snow the next 4 days.  I decided to make something that reminds me of summer and picnics since that definitely won't happen right now.  Making deviled eggs for two people is so easy.  Just hard boil one or two eggs, depending on how many you want.  Let them cool.  Peel and slice in half.  Take out the egg yolk and mash it up in a separate bowl.  Add what you like to it.  Most people put mayonnaise and a bit of mustard.  We also add salt, pepper and some Cajun seasoning.  Carefully put back some of the egg yolk mixture into the egg white and then sprinkle a bit of paprika on top.  Yum!

I boiled an extra egg since I didn't know if one of the eggs would have a problem breaking when I made the deviled eggs.  So, I used the other egg in the potato salad.  I peeled and cooked two potatoes.  When they were done, I cut them into bite-sized pieces and let them finish cooling.  I added them to the sliced egg that was leftover from making the deviled eggs.  In a separate bowl, I got some mayonnaise, a little bit of sweet relish, and a tiny bit of mustard.  Then I added spices like salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning.  If I were to make it for myself, I would have used dill relish and not put mustard.  I could have also added a little bit of onion if I wanted.  That is one of the great things about making it yourself:  you can make it any way you like it!  

One of the best things about making a small amount of things is that you don't have leftovers, especially those foods that are more caloric.  It is a win-win.  You get to eat what you like, but you don't have too much hanging around afterwards.  

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