Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Salad by any other name is a Salad!

I wanted egg salad sandwiches for Monday lunch (shhh... I can hear l you saying “they ate eggs?”) I decided to forget the cholesterol and I boiled the eggs,

I peeled the first egg!

The shell came off in two perfect halves, the egg was smooth. I peeled the second egg, perfectly smooth egg.

I grab the Coolpix and mutter to bob as he is watching TV and not listening.

“I can’t believe this, since I am going to mash these eggs into mush you can just bet every one of them will peel perfectly.”

And they did all six of them, perfectly peeled and gazing up at me (no we did not eat all six for lunch)
More mutters fluttering out to the non listening male in front of the TV.

“ every time I peel eggs to make deviled eggs, it is like the devil gets hold of the eggs and they come out with holes in them and in pieces.”

Note picture of the shells, almost perfect OFF the eggs.

“ It is going to hurt to mash those perfect eggs.” The Man stays quiet.
I say a little louder to man not listening. (he knows when to keep quiet)

“Hey, I found something we can AGREE on. We both like egg salad, we both like salad cubes, mustard, and mayo in it, we both will not eat it with celery (both our mothers made it that way).

We will not discuss the fact he likes his cut in half (must be angled not straight) and I like mine whole. He likes potato bread, I like rye or white.

Oh well, we almost agreed on something.

My mind being what it is, I thought, why is this called a salad, to me salad includes lettuce. no lettuce here.

OH GREAT GOOGLE.......Define Salad

a usually cold dish consisting of vegetables, as lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, covered with a dressing and sometimes containing seafood, meat, or eggs.
THIS is more like it.

any of various dishes consisting of foods, as meat, seafood, eggs, pasta, or fruit, prepared singly or combined, usually cut up, mixed with a dressing, and served cold: chicken salad; potato salad. (no mention of egg salad)
and last but not least....

Salad greens, can one of you define Salad Greens?


Sunny said...

A leafy green vegetable, as lettuce, watercress, or escarole, served raw as or in a salad.

I love egg salad with or without celery. My eggs never peel easy.
Sunny :)

Ginny said...

I'm getting hungry! I totally agree. Anything you spread on bread, like chicken salad or egg salad, is definatly NOT a salad. Is your next post going to be about salad greens? O.K., without looking anything up, I would define them as anything green or containing the color green that is leafy and raw.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love egg salad sandwiches, Sandra, and yes---it is called egg-salad even if I don't put lettuce with it, and serve it as a 'salad'. When I think of an egg sandwich--I usually think of a fried egg sandwich. BUT--egg salad is what you made (to me)... I love it with celery though --and sometimes pickles or relish. I also like my bread toasted. YUM!!!!!!

Interesting meaning of the word 'salad' when you think of egg salad, or chicken salad, or tuna salad.... Hmmmmmmm

Another interesting post.

madpatc@coastalnow.net said...

Food Blog, thats my favorite subject for a blog. Whats for desert.

Madeline said...

I love egg salad. I have the same problem peeling eggs as you do. If I am going to mash them, they come out beautifully. If I am going to make deviled eggs, they come out in pieces!? Murphy's Law? Now I want some egg salad! See what you did? Great blog!