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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Belated RECIPE WEDNESDAY - purple eggs?! and storm damage...

Sorry for the delay in posting, but we were down in our dugout dodging the tornado last night! I haven't hidden in a basement like that since we lived in Oklahoma! Our neighbors up the hill lost one of their barns in yesterday's storm, see the news clip:

Luckily, we just have downed trees and a washed-out driveway! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected more severely by this storm. So, here's a great, after-Easter, old family egg recipe for you:



* 8 eggs
* 1 (15 ounce) can sliced beets with liquid
* 1/2 cup white vinegar
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup water


1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel. Place eggs in a glass container.
2. In a saucepan, combine beets, vinegar, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over eggs. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator overnight. The eggs will be purple in the morning! If you like them a little zippier, just use less sugar (1/4 cup).

AND...a wonderful chicken salad recipe...great for spring brunches, showers and parties!



* 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked, or 2 cups cooked cut-up chicken
* 1/4 cup creamy salad dressing
* 4 tablespoons cole slaw dressing
* 1 stalk celery, chopped
* 1/4 onion, chopped
* salt and pepper to taste
* opt: halved seedless grapes, chopped nuts


1. In a food processor, combine the chicken, creamy salad dressing, cole slaw dressing, celery, onion, and salt and pepper. Mix until well chopped. Serve on rolls or bread for sandwiches, or in hollowed out tomatoes, on a lettuce leaf, for a pretty presentation. You can also add halved green or red seedless grapes or chopped nuts to the salad, to make it fancy.

Enjoy! Here's hoping for warmer, calmer weather ahead!

"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray."
-Lord Byron


  1. Glad that you are ok. I was just sick watching the Weather Channel yesterday.

    God Bless!