2. Crack them slightly without taking off the shell
3. Add vinegar & red dye. Let set 30ish min
Step 2 & 3
4. Remove from water and peel. Feel free to get your hands dye-y so they turn red. It is Halloween after all.
5. Cut in half & remove yolk to separate bowl. Mix yolk with mayo, ground mustard, horseradish, paprika, jalapenos, and hot sauce. (I like mine spicy, but if you just mix mayo with yolk you'll get the same look)
6. Top bloodshot egg whites with yolk mix, paprika, and an olive or chili for the pupil
Viola! A masterpiece.
I brought these to my work for a potluck that turned out to have a surprise honorary guest- me! Cannot wait to quit, but it has been a decent place to work with a lot of great people. In addition to the potluck, we all dressed up today. Rather than my standard German dirndl, Ian had me wear his lederhosen. Let me just say, I looked marvvvvvvvvvvvvvvellous!
UPDATE: Just made these for friends and Berlin & apparently the English don't do deviled eggs. What a tragedy! But then they do have pretty badass cider.
Well, we just got back from our awesome road trip down to California to celebrate our anniversary as well as see family and friends before the big move to Berlin.
What made the trip really special was seeing so many people we don't get the chance to see often enough. So in the spirit of upcoming Thanksgiving, we give thanks to those of you who made this trip so special (in order of appearance):
Sullivan: Thanks for letting us crash on the couch and the exciting evening at the Irish dive bar. Watching those old drunk guys argue really kicked off the trip on the right note.
Aunt Sue and Uncle Dave: We had such a good time seeing your lovely home and spending time with you. We really regret not having done this sooner. You really have such a beautiful home, and I really enjoyed just spending time with you both chatting and shooting potatoes into space. Those dirty spuds had it coming!
Hoagie: Hollywood man. That's all I really have to say. Was great catching up and hearing about your time in LA. I'm sure there will be plenty of people to sue once you're done with law school. You better celebrate with a trip out to Berlin to see us. Keep on rockin and enjoying those $3 beers.
Ron and Connie: You both treated us too well and we're jealous of the perfect weather you have. Even when it's "rainy" it's beautiful. The cooking class was so much fun, and we're gonna be putting our skills to the test this Thanksgiving. I personally enjoyed getting to know you both better, and I look forward to playing Cribbage with you again, Ron... hopefully next time in Germany!
Emily & Klaw: I'm so glad you suggested we should stop by. It's been way too damn long. We always have such a good time when we get together, and I'm happy we were able to do so before taking off. Once you get some vacay, make sure to hit up Berlin after Amsterdam.... :)
Once again, thanks to you all, and we would really like to return the favor in Germany (unfortunately not as comfortably as you all had us, but we'll try!).
We stayed with my Aunt & Uncle outside of Yreka on the weekend, visiting the Etna brewery, cemetery, and some other spooky sites. My Uncle Dave also treated us to the potato cannon. Yes, that's right, CANNON. We each got to shoot it. Cannon make big BOOM!
PLUS Dave is a master pizza tosser. Yes, Aunt Sue is a lucky women:
We left them on Sunday to make our way to LA. Stopping in Los Banos for the night, we were in LA by 1:30pm and barely made the taping of Chelsea Lately. Douchebaggery like no other, but finally we were in! We were literally the last two guests. The laughing on cue was bizarre, but we didn't have to fake it for long. Ross (Jay Leno's intern), Lonnie Love, and another dude. Awesome panel! So cool to be behind the scenes and see some seriously funny people.
After the taping we had our second meal at In-N-Out (fist was anniversary dinner- ahhhh!) and met up with Ian's friend from the fraternity. He was nice enough to put us up for the night and we got to see some LA nightlife and catch up. Plus- we got to have a bite at Pink's, a family owned hot dog stand that has been in operation since the 1930's.
We had to get up way too early to make the taping of the Price is Right. We did not make it. Just barely missed the cut off for the first show and decided to get some breakfast and try again. At 12:15 we were back on the CBS lot and after a harrowing wait time wondering if we were going to get on, we were filling out name tags, waiting, waiting, waiting, and then on the set! Chaotic and cheesy- it was hard to figure out where to look. We had carefully prepared for the show by sporting the neon rehearsal shirts my mum had made for us, bringing our Sounders scarf, and trying to chat up anyone we could. I thought we had a chance as we seemed to catch their eyes in both of the mini-interviews- but alas, we were not called. The person who won the entire show? She bet $4 on her first bid. A bright bulb that one. They must have been scared we would be too good and take all that cash mon. Yeah, that's it. Show airs December 8th but we will see if we even get shown at all. Whatever- we actually had an amazing time.
I am typing this from Anaheim as we drove down this evening (after one last LA legendary meal at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles). Shortly after checking in there was the sound of explosions and I thought CA was finally breaking off the mainland. Ian's days as a Disney addict prepared him better & he dragged me outside to watch the most amazing fireworks I have ever seen! Seriously- these were incredible. They appeared 3D expanding toward us and supersonic sound waves blasted my ear drums- in a good way. We'll try to take a video tomorrow to share.
We did get to downtown Disney tonight & frolicked in the corporate charm. I hadn't realized till very recently Disneyland would be dressed for Halloween and it was looking PG spooky. Cannot wait to get in those gates tomorrow.
An amazing road trip, I can't wait for what is next to come.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, shouting "Woohooo, what a ride!"
Plans for the road trip are finally becoming a bit more defined (about time on our part- less than a week away!)
Friday- leave work & crash with a friend in Vancouver, WA Saturday- Scoot down to Etna, CA for some quality time with my aunt & uncle Sunday- ANNIVERSARY! Enjoy more time with a & u then book it down south Monday- head to LA for a taping of the Chelsea Lately. Spend the night with a fraternity buddy in Hollywood Tuesday- one more day in LA & time to make The Price is Right! in some wedding t-shirts. drive to Anaheim Wednesday - Disneyland! another night in Anaheim Thursday- Carlsbad/San Diego to enjoy some more fabulous fam & hopefully the Zoo Friday- more time with family & a cooking class. Thanks Connie & Ron! Saturday & Sunday- Epic Drive home
Moving abroad is reaching the terrifying point as we are now homeless, items are scattered throughout my parents house, and we have numerous events looming. Surprise Birthday, Sounders, Wing Dome, Road trip to CA, First Thursday, Halloween, dentist, on top of finishing packing for the trip and getting visa documents in order. Shnike there is a lot to do.
Luckily, actual fear doesn't usually come into play. As Americans, we often disregard the general dangers that besiege us everyday. Driving a car, high crime, and the Northwest's charming infestation of serial killers. We gladly trade those real threats for the safety of Europe.
Parents fears of us being in such a big city were quickly dismissed upon landing in Berlin. Besides the generally harmless street punks, Berlin is an extremely safe city and it feels like it. Until....
"U.S. warns citizens of terror threat in Europe"
say what? Apparently there is something to be worried about in Europe right now. Though not targeted at Americans, and not just in Berlin, the current threat is a tad intimidating. "The travel alert is one level lower than a travel warning..." Here's hoping for a little more kumbaya in the future.