For the appetizer, I stuck to something simple: Deviled Eggs! I remember this being one of my favourite snacks at holiday parties but hadn’t made them myself since I was a child. Even then, I don’t recall how much mom allowed me to “help.” I decided to make them based off of what I remembered of mom’s recipe and adding anything that seemed like it might go well.
In retrospect, I should have made a test batch. I really didn’t know what I was doing (despite this being a quick and easy appetizer). I got lucky that the appetizer turned out well. It probably could have been a bit prettier with a bit more practice. But all in all, it turned out well.
Bryan and I loved it. Our guest, as I found out, is not a fan of deviled eggs. I had sent out an email ahead of time asking about allergies, but had forgot to address preferences. Oops! I felt a bit bad that W could not partake in the appetizer, but knew there was plenty of food coming and worked as quickly as possible to get the rest of dinner ready. He was very polite about the situation and we were happy to keep the leftovers as snacks over the next few days.
Have you ever hosted a party where you accidentally make a dish your guests don’t like? How did you handle the situation?
- 12 eggs – approximate cost $3.00
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard – approximate cost $0.20
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise – approximate cost $0.50
- 2 green onions, sliced – approximate cost $0.20
- 1 teaspoon sea salt – approximate cost $0.05
- 1 teaspoon paprika – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 tablespoon vinegar – approximate cost $0.05
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Add vinegar.
- Add eggs, gently, one at a time.
- Boil eggs until cooked through (about 12-15 minutes).
- Remove eggs from water and allow to cool.
- Crack and peel the egg shells, discard.
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the yolk and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add dijon mustard, mayonnaise, green onion slices, and sea salt to the mixing bowl.
- Use a fork to mix the ingredients until smooth.
- Move yolk mixture to a plastic zip-bag.
- Cut a small piece from the corner of the bag.
- Pipe the yolk mixture into the hallow egg white pieces.
- Arrange on a platter.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Serve and enjoy!
Makes 24 servings (approximate cost: $0.17 per serving).
Monday Link Parties
- Marvelous Mondays (hosted by Julie from This Gal Cooks, Ang from Juggling Act, Pamela from It’s Me Again…Pamela, and Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner)
- Mop It Up Mondays (hosted by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor)