Deviled eggs, dip round out buffet

  • By Judyrae Kruse Herald Columnist
  • Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:35pm
  • Life

Mother’s Day and graduation ceremonies are edging ever closer, meaning it’s not a minute too soon to start sifting through and mulling over various food options.

Maybe you’re thinking of a buffet-style, whole-meal deal or simply a table set up with a big sampling of suitable gobble-ups.

A whole tableful of food, or just platters and bowls filled to overheaping, the folks at Spice Islands offer us two possibilities to cover both situations.

Sun-dried tomato deviled eggs

10 eggs, hard-boiled, chilled and peeled

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2tablespoons heavy cream

2teaspoons white wine vinegar

1teaspoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon bottled sweet basil

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup finely minced, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

Halve the eggs lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a large bowl; mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, cream, vinegar, sugar, basil, paprika and salt; stir until smooth. Reserve 2 teaspoons of the minced tomatoes; stir remaining tomatoes into egg mixture.

Spoon filling (using 2 spoons) into the egg white halves. Garnish each with reserved tomatoes. Cover and chill 1 hour. Makes 20 egg halves.

Beau Monde dip

2/3cup mayonnaise

2/3 cup sour cream

1tablespoon chopped green onion

1tablespoon bottled parsley

1/2 teaspoon bottled Beau Monde seasoning

1/2teaspoon bottled dill weed

Assorted raw vegetables, crackers and/or baguette slices

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onion, parsley, Beau Monde and dill weed; mix thoroughly, cover and chill a minimum of 30 minutes to blend flavors. Serve surrounded with assorted raw vegetables, crackers and/or baguette slices.

The next Forum will appear in Monday’s Good Life section.

More in Life

Lots to see in Upper Skagit, even if the eagles are elusive

A guided hike through a mossy old-growth forest more than makes up for a lack of raptor sightings.

Shopping cart showdown: Which stores have best food prices?

Jennifer Bardsley compares Fred Meyer, PCC, QFC, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, WinCo and Whole Foods offers.

Take a closer look: Winter gardens share gifts in subtle way

Go on a neighborhood walk this month to enjoy the seasonal beauty offered by a variety of gardens.

Lucasfilm
                                Daisy Ridley stars as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend of all-time

The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically.

Samish Flats in Skagit County prime turf for winter birders

This spot is great for birdwatching because of the mostly flat land, marshy areas and open water.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Christmas bird count: Volunteers are needed for the Everett-Marysville Christmas… Continue reading

Relationship do’s and don’ts: Lessons from 40 years of marriage

Paul Schoenfeld reflects on what he’s learned about relationships after four decades with his wife.

Making it through the holidays on 4 legs and 4 wheels

1. Driving safety Here are some travel tips from the Red Cross… Continue reading

The top 10 albums of 2017: From Jay-Z to St. Vincent

This year saw an upward trend in music industry revenue due to the popularity of streaming services.

Most Read