Tonight I'm going to a friends 40th Birthday Party.
No gifts, just bring an Hors d'oeuvre.
A lot of my co-workers and other acquaintances will be there,
so I wanted to bring something yummy.
But here's a little secret, I don't like to cook.
I remembered a post from one of the first blogs that I ever read, Like Merchant Ships.
Meredith has very clever and unique ways of presenting her homemade goodies. I refer back to her posts all the time.
She said the easiest and cheapest appetizer was Deviled Eggs.
So I thought, everyone likes Deviled Eggs! I have the eggs and all the rest of the ingredients.
Plus, I have the perfect basket.
Peeling hard boiled eggs: Start eggs in cold water with 1/2 t. salt and 1T. oil. Bring to full boil. Now you have two choices: you can reduce the heat and simmer the eggs for 12 minutes or cover the pan, turn off the heat and wait 15 to 20 minutes. Put eggs in cold water to stop cooking process. Crack the shells and run them under cold water again. The eggs should peel easily.
(as my daughter can attest, I love things with a theme, presents, parties and now this blog posts)