Wednesday, April 30, 2008

If at first you don't succeed, quit

and cut your losses, or be a fool and keep on trying. Try try again.

It took 5 tries and lots of wasted eggs, lemon juice and oil, but I
finally made homemade mayonnaisee.

I used to do it all the time, and I don't remember it being this hard!!!!

Several times it was coming out nearly perfect and then "broke" as
they say in the mayonnaise jargon.

So, why would I waste all that time and all those ingredients trying
to make mayonnaise? Because I am allergic to the kind you buy in the
store. I am allergic to soy and can't find any without it, and I
wanted to make deviled eggs and potato salad, and to be able to
occasionally. Picnics, family gatherings, etc.

I've been trying for months, off and on, and today I tried and failed.
Was about to give up forever, not understanding why it wasn't
working, when I found another recipe, not the one I'd used first that
had failed me, that said, "follow these directions perfectly and
measure perfectly or it won't work." I did; it didn't. But this was
an "easy" recipe and voila, mayonnaise!

And deviled eggs. And now I am making potato salad! YAY.

All fattening foods, but I won't be making a habit of it--too many
dirty dishes, too much wasted time!

Good thing I am flexible enough to pat my own back, 'cause prolly no
one else cares, LOL!


Nadine said...

I am quite impressed. I love deviled eggs and potato salad and all of those yummy things that require mayonnaise.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The potato salad came out good and I ate half and BB is taking the other half to work in his lunch tomorrow. (I made a small batch!)

Andrea said...

you are making me hungry!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It was delightful! And a real treat for me because I can't normally eat that stuff!