Thursday, January 8, 2009

Egg Salad

On noon dismissal days at school, our staff take turns bringing in finger foods and dips at lunch for a quick nibble in between the time kids leave and the inservice starts..
This inservice that we almost had yesterday, I was in the group that was to provide finger foods. A bunch of us chatted on Tuesday about what each of us would bring, but I couldn't really decide on something but I knew I would have it solved by the evening.
Evening... curling.... sitting vegging... and blogging.... dah tah... evening over...

Morning..... getting ready for work... blissfully giddy about the pending storm .. and our noon dismissal which would zero out that school cancellation stress...

And then it hit me.... noon dismissal.... finger foods... oh geesh.. I begin to tear open all my cupboards looking for left over Christmas snack foods and dips, shrimp and stuff. Nothing, really. I gave most of my crackers to the kids to take back to school with them and I threw out all the dips that were left from Xmas.....less tempting for me...

Ok, sandwiches are finger foods... and I was 100% sure they were going to cancel school, so wouldn't a nice tray of sandwiches be tasty to all those teachers who would have long drives home once the kids went home. OK.... great idea. What kind??? I have 8 eggs.. good enough!
I boiled the eggs. In the 10 minutes they took to boil I got dressed, did hair, teeth, jewelry on, found socks, and once they were cooled.... smash smash smash the eggs... grabbed and sprinkled the onion powder, the dry mustard, the salt & pepper and a little parsley for color...
and as I lightly sprinkled the parsley, I thought... that doesn't look right. And the smell waifed up as I turned the container over to read the label. OREGANO!!
AHHHH.... so, I careful spoon out 99% of all the spices on the top of the eggs. And I start over. I have to be to work in 15 minutes and its a 10 minute drive away... I have to actually make the sandwiches now...
done.... 7 sandwiches, each cut in 4 triangles, put on my favorite fancy white plate, wrapped in saran wrapped and I was out the door... with 1 minute to spare... (ALL the lights were in my favor today)
The rest of the day was written about on yesterday's blog. But the day was so hectic that when I grabbed a triangle of egg salad sandwich after the kids went home, I had forgotten about the oregano until I tasted the sandwich... Whew... a little weird... but not as bad as it could have been. Apparently, I didn't get all the oregano out!

3 comments:

Jill said...

hahahahaha!
Have I mentioned just how much I miss you?

GailM. said...

I love an egg salad sandwich. I can't remember the last time I had one. I should put some extra eggs on tomorrow morning, and have a nice egg salad sandwich for lunch(without the oregano). I made deviled eggs at Christmas and they are always a hit.

Jacklyn Craft said...

That's too funny. Don't you just love those crazy mornings! And of course, when you're rushing that's when it all starts going downhill. At least it had a happy ending.