Thursday, June 06, 2013
I've noticed a current trend in what people are currently called "upscale" urban dining. Deviled eggs are showing up on appetizer menus around our city. Haute cuisine? You've got to be kidding -- except the price for these little jewels of canary opalescence is astronomical.
Yesterday at lunch I could have gotten three halves (not whole eggs -- halves) for $5.75. Granted they were listed as "deviled egg trio -- traditional, creole, and smoked salmon" -- but still -- an egg and a half for nearly $6 with tax?
The truth is I hungered for them. I wanted a deviled egg trio so badly, yet with the other menu items at a premium price I just couldn't bring myself to order them. You can't feel full on only 1.5 eggs while everyone else is chowing down on gumbo and mac and cheese.
I just finished fixing Hubby some fresh tuna salad for his lunch today -- and instead of boiling only four eggs for him (added to a large can of tuna plus chopped onion and celery, a little relish, a dab of mayo and a heap of spices) I also boiled two for myself. After mashing them and doctoring them with the required simple ingredients, I had maybe spent fifty cents max? They taste marvelous! Thems the real eats, folks. Yum.