Quick Easy and Delicious Egg Salad Recipe

egg salad

Now that I am not working and a normal day consists of being at home I have renewed my joy of cooking. After years of fast food lunches and lots of dinners too it's been nice to have the time to tinker in the kitchen. Although nothing beats homemade fried chicken sometimes you have to keep it light. I got a craving for some egg salad the other day and I thought I would share my recipe. There's nothing to it and it is delicious.

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Ingredients:
8 hard boiled eggs
2 green onions
3 or 4 small sweet gherkin pickles
6 tablespoons mayo
4 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt (scale to taste)
1/4 teaspoon of coarse black pepper

Boil eggs and allow them to cool in the fridge. In mixing bowl mix mayo, mustard, salt and pepper, set aside. Peel and dice eggs then add chopped green onions and chopped pickles. Spoon mayo mixture over the eggs and onions then stir. If everything is cold you can eat it right away. I like mine on toast with green onion potato chips but any type of bread or side you prefer is fine. It also makes a great dip for crackers. (Remember mayo and egg dishes need to stay chilled if taken outside.)

Enjoy!



My last day at work


After much thought and discussion it was decided that my office would close today. I've spent the last couple of weeks being torn between jumping with joy and crying my eyes out. They say change can be good in ways that you never imagine and that is my hope. After 14 years it really felt strange leaving today knowing I would not be returning. 

I have so many thoughts running through my head about what to do next it is giving me a major headache but I know I'll figure it out soon enough. The inside of my house could really use some paint so I think I will start there. Give myself a few weeks to get my thoughts in order before I begin my new job search. I'm thinking maybe a large law firm in the city. Go from one extreme to the next. I mean, why not? Change is not real change if you just go back to doing the same thing. I plan to set my sights high and just stand back and see what may come along.  One thing is for certain, spring is here and I plan to enjoy my time off while I have some time off. Spend some extra time with my family and friends and try to keep the worries at bay. Wish me luck on that one :)

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Product Review - Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizing Lotion


As far as using lotion I am the worst. Not that I don't love a good slathering of Bath and Body Works, it's just that it takes far too much time if I am trying to get ready to go to work or any other time a quick shower is the order of the day. When I saw the commercials for Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizing Lotion I thought, yeah right, but you know this stuff is the bomb! I can't praise it enough. The cocoa scent, which smells so yummy, was the only one they had in stock when I purchased mine but that's been awhile so a little does go a long way. I am anxious to try other scents. For a daily lotion, especially if you are like me and don't use one, it will change your daily routine and you'll be thrilled with the results. No more flaky legs under tights on cold days for me. Try it, you won't be sorry!  




Redheads do wear red...on occasion anyway!


Being a redhead I have always had an association with the color red and the connotations used when speaking in terms of red as in being fiery, easily angered, sexually appealing and so on. I would venture to say there has been more research on the color red than any other color. So much so that a few years ago "the red dress effect" came into play. Basically asserting that people are more subconsciously sexually attractive to others while dressed in red clothing than any other. The "go to" color for a hot date. 

For me, after some thought, I have concluded that I only wear red when I am in a good mood, have plans to have a good time somewhere, I'm feeling the energy of the day or on a certain holiday that, well, requires something red to be worn, Valentine's Day, of course. I try to pick out clothing for the next day when I can and it seems red is the only color I will change out due to my morning mood. It appears my subconscious was at work and I didn't even realize it. If I feel a bit low or tired, I don't want to wear red. I don't wear it very often regardless but it is a color that takes some thought on whether or not I can pull it off that day. I just always figured it was me. I think I do get more attention when I wear red and on some days attention is the last thing I want. There's nothing more fun than wearing a red dress on occasion, so get out there and sizzle!









Looking Forward


For February to be the shortest month of the year it sure has seemed like a long month although other than taking care of business it's been pretty uneventful. I've been trying to decide on whether or not to change jobs which has turned into a lot of thinking. Should I or shouldn't I? On the one hand I think a change would do me good and on the other some time off sounds wonderful. I decided I wasn't going to let it bother me today and I got out and enjoyed a beautiful day of sunshine. Sometimes you just gotta shut it out for the answer to come. I'm looking forward to finding out what that answer will be. Either way changes are coming!








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