Monday, May 14, 2012

Egg Salad Recipe

Egg salad sandwiches are one thing that I like to make when I throw a bridal or baby shower. Adding simple vegetables with dip to the mix as well as other simple foods allows for variety very little effort. I usually don`t follow any particular egg salad recipe, but below is the simple to method I use to make egg salad.

To make the egg salad, boil 2 eggs for every three sandwiches you plan to make. Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel them, chop them, then place them in a mixing bowl. Add one third of a stalk of celery (chopped) per 2 eggs, 2 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 tsp. of your favorite salad dressing, salt and pepper to taste, then mix well.

Spread the egg salad onto a piece of bread and top it off with a second piece of bread shortly before you will be serving the sandwiches. Cut the sandwich into quarters. Although it`s not necessary, I cut the crust off of the sandwiches before putting the egg salad onto the bread, because that is a personal preference of mine.

If you decide to make the egg salad sandwiches ahead of time and want to refrigerate them, wrap them well in plastic wrap and place them in a container before putting them in the fridge.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dim Sum

When entertaining, I used to always make most the food from scratch. From the salads to the appetizers to main course and dessert, it got quite time consuming. I would start all of the prep work the night before and be tired by the time the guests arrived. For instance, dim sum items such as spring rolls would all be rolled the night before.

To save time, I started to keep things simple by finding creative and easy appetizers for a party. It led me to start purchasing frozen appetizers so that I could just pop them in the oven just before guests would arrive. That way, I wasn't as exhausted and could talk more with my guests.

I found a box of frozen premade dim sum appetizers at Costco which had a variety of four different items and decided to try them out. They are similar to something I would usually serve as part of the appetizers during a get together and they ended up being quite tasty and easy to bake too. I served them alongside veggies with dip and had a lot more time to relax!

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