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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Egging It On. . .

Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to preparing meals most of the time. And, during the summer months, nothing heavy or 'hot'  with lots of fresh ingredients sounds the tastiest.

Deli Egg Salad sandwiches is one of our favorites that goes together fairly quickly and is especially good when as many ingredients as possible come from the garden. Not to mention - it's pretty with all of its bright colors.

We were lucky last night to not only have fresh dill and chives from the herb barrels on the back patio -

but also farm fresh eggs from a friend of ours! Only thing that could have made it better is if the peppers came from our own plants and I had made fresh bread. Believe me, I've had it that way and it's pure heaven. But, tell you what, no matter where your ingredients come from - this one's Eggstra special!!

Deli Egg Salad

6-8 boiled eggs. cooled & peeled
1/4 cup each red and green bell peppers
2 tsp fresh chives
2 tsp fresh dill
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Coarsely chop the eggs and put into medium sized bowl.

Finely chop the peppers

and also add to bowl with eggs.  Mince the fresh chives

and fresh dill

Add to egg mixture. Then stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, and cider vinegar.

Let mixture rest for 5-10 minutes or cover and refrigerate to serve later. We find it works well to go ahead and set the Egg Salad aside while we clean up the kitchen, set the table, and get out our rolls and cheese. The flavors just need a little time to mingle, get friendly, and marry. So to speak. . .

Serve on the bread of your choice (we like to use Hawaiian rolls. Whole wheat pitas would be awesome too!) and top with shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is our favorite) if you desire.

Typically, we start out with the best of intentions to NOT overload our rolls. . . then we just give up and eat them 'open faced' with a fork. YUM!!!!! BTW - this recipe fed *exactly* two of us last night. . . And we're talking about making it again tonight:-)

Have an Eggceptional kind of day ~

Robin Z

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