Saturday, April 19, 2008

What I Did While Henna-ing My Hair

In preparation for our first barbecue of the season, I needed to make deviled eggs. Needed to. Being that I live with a man who hates eggs and all egg products (and who is an absolute saint for letting me get chickens - - arriving in a few weeks, but that's for another post), when we run out of egg products, it's really up to me to remember to restock. Long story short: there was no mayonnaise. So the homesteader in me decided to make my own darn mayo. By the time I'd found this recipe here, I was so psyched to make it happen that when I told Andrew that he needed to go the store to get enough vegetable oil and lemon juice (yes, yes...he's also wonderful because he'll volunteer to go to the store for me even when I'm making something that he hates) and he asked why he couldn't just get a jar of mayo, I silenced him with the look. I was going to make mayo from scratch, and no amount of sanity was going to get in my way.

So here's the result:Next time I might try vinegar in with the lemon juice since I think the store-bought stuff has vinegar and I like that a bit. It really wasn't too hard, although we followed the recipe to a T and probably didn't need to drizzle in the oil QUITE as slowly as we did. And we also used less oil - maybe about half of what the recipe says, but that could be due to the fact that I didn't have jumbo eggs so I used 5 yolks of our smaller eggs, which might have been less than what 4 jumbos would have given us. In any event, I'm keeping the jar in my fridge and plan on having a lot of egg salad this week since I have to eat the whole jar myself. I don't have a cholesterol test scheduled any time soon, so it's all good.

And I didn't do this with a head full of henna, but earlier today I went on my first yard sale outing of the season. I got lots of great stuff, but the highlight was remnant bolts of the loveliest butter-yellow linen and an open-weave purple linen.
And this sweet little pack of fat quarters. It was all about finding linen today:)


Cicada Studio said...

Good work! (and I know exactly what you mean by having to make deviled eggs and a husband that is A-1.) Nice find at the garage sale, too!

High Desert Diva said...

Too funny! But homemade mayo is yummy.

Great garage sale scores, too!

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Wow, you are creative in so many arenas!
Great blog, and congrats on the results of your mayo experiment, and yard-saling excursion.

Stephanie said...

I have never tried homemade mayo but am thinking that I should!

Anonymous said...

I have never had good luck making mayo but I have an aunt who makes it soooooo good.
I envy those who can get it right :)

Nancy said...

Dahlink, I am DROOLING over those two bolts of linen. If you should decide you don't need ALL of it, let's TALK!

I made mayo once and it was okay but not Hellman's.

I never henna-ed my hair. Yet.

n, np

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