No one can eat 50 eggs


But we’re going to try.   The eggs have been boiled, dyed, hidden and found.   It’s a pretty convoluted way to get to egg salad but so worth it. Every year, as I’m peeling what seems like 50 eggs to make egg salad, I have a vision of Paul Newman lying prostrate on a picnic table with a swollen belly and a huge smile on his face.  If you haven’t seen Cool Hand Luke, you should stop what you’re doing right this minute and download it now.  It is one of the greatest movies of all time.   Surprisingly, it’s full of a lot of really useful parenting tips.  As a mother of two boys, the following lines yelled from the bottom of the stairs at bed time have been invaluable.

” Any man not in his bunk at eight spends the night in the box.  Any man playing grab-ass or fighting in the building spends a night in the box.  Any man with dirty pants on sitting on the bunks spends a night in the box.  Any man don’t bring back his empty pop bottle spends a night in the box.”

Except pop-bottle is replaced with dirty clothes, but you get the idea.  If we’re still at an impasse, a well-timed, “What we have here is a failure to communicate” will usually convince everyone to step back in line.

Here is my recipe for egg salad. As with all holiday sandwiches that come together in the form of a leftover, it’s best served on the whitest, softest and most unhealthy bread you can find.  In the South, it’s Bunny Bread and in the North it used to be Wonder Bread.   Unfortunately, all I had today was wheat bread.  Next year, I will have to remember to ask the Easter Bunny to leave a loaf of bread in my basket.  Enjoy!



Egg Salad

12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

1/2 cup mayo

2-3 T of Dijon mustard

1 t of celery seed

1 stalk of celery

t T chopped fresh dill

Cayenne pepper to taste

Salt and freshly ground pepper, taste

Place eggs in a large bowl and with a potato masher, mash the eggs leaving them somewhat chunky.  Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.


  1. Kevin J. says:

    Yum! Love egg salad and might give this recipe a try this week.


  1. […] sure Andra’s Egg Salad is delicious, but I’ve never eaten hers while fuming over the behavior of a 4 and 2-year old. […]

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