So this is a strange combination of foods, I admit. Pizza, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs, what was I thinking? Tonight I really just went with what was fresh and what I felt like eating! As weird a combination as it was, it really was delicious. It’s amazing what fresh ingredients can do to your dinner plate. The weather has been so wonderful for outside eating we have had almost all of our meals recently out on the back deck.
Corn on the Cob:
It was so great to get all of that corn on the cob this week! I did a quick boil on all of it and divided it to use in different ways. Tonight we had it straight off the cob with another herb butter. From my garden I used some fresh tarragon. My husband described it is, “so good, it tastes like spring”. Adding herbs to your butter is so easy and completely brightens the corn. I took three ears and sliced the corn off the cob for a corn salad I will post on Wednesday in their honorable mentions post.
French Bread Pizza:
Pizza and cheesy bread are used intchangably in my house. It also varies greatly what each person likes on their pizzas so as you can see in the photo below, I had four different variations of pizzas! They all cooked up nicely on a gluten free French bread.
- Pizza 1- ricotta and Mozzerella cheeses
- Pizza 2- ricotta, Mozzerella, and scallions
- Pizza 3- ricotta, Mozzerella, scallions finished with a balsamic glaze
- Pizza 4- ricotta, Mozzerella, scallions, tomatoes, finished with a balsamic glaze
I just made a standard deviled egg, which is always really good with farm fresh eggs. But there isn’t really anything special about standard deviled eggs…unless you know how I prepared them. I don’t know about you but the worst part of hard boiled eggs is taking the shell off. Sometimes the egg breaks, cracks or splits, sometimes the shell takes off a bunch of the cooked egg whites. Whatever the trouble is the Food Network Magazine has saved me. In this months magazine they published a quick blurb about taking the shells off of a hard boiled egg. It is titled “Kitchen Macgyver, Peel Eggs in Two Shakes”.
I can’t tell you how easy this was, and it really worked! The article also mentions a YouTube video on this. It’s simple, you place the egg in a glass with enough water to nearly cover the egg. Cup your hand over the glass and shake the egg, letting the water trickle out as you shake. The shell breaks, letting the water slide underneath. Take the egg out of the cup and the shell simply slides right off. This is so easy, quick and there was no fighting with the eggs at all, it was amazing. Thanks Food Network!
So, as strange as it was, it was delicious and we enjoyed every bite. I do hope you try the egg trick and it changes your egg life like it did mine! Have a great day, Enjoy!