A Year of Holidays: Easter Leftovers (Part 1)

A review of Egg Salad and Easter Leftover Sandwich from the “A Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” Cookbook

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Easter Leftovers (Part 1)

I LOVE cookbooks that have a leftovers section!  They are so rare!!!  Of course, after a giant Easter brunch, there’s bound to be some left over!20180402_191337

Today I made the Perfect Egg Salad and Easter Leftover Sandwich (click the link to see the full recipe) and I plan to make the Scalloped Potatoes with Ham later this week.

I don’t think I’ll get to the deviled eggs this year, though.  But it’s something to try and review next Easter!

20180402_190249The Egg Salad was very easy to make, and Ree Drummond even included a “cheat” to chop up the hard boiled eggs very quickly…just squish them through a cooling rack!

Then the rest of the ingredients were added, and it was all mixed together.

I don’t usually eat egg salad, potato salad, pasta salad, or really any salad that involves mayo, but this salad was pretty good.  I think the worcestershire sauce and mustard helped!

Then the Easter Leftover Sandwich.  I cut up the lettuce, tomato, ham and onion this morning, and then surprised my husband by coming home and fixing us both a sandwich over my lunch break.

Everything that I cut up the morning, mustard, mayo, avocado, Swiss cheese, and the Perfect Egg Salad were piled onto two slices of bread….and there you have it.  A GIANT Easter Leftover Sandwich.20180403_130456

So large, in fact, that neither of us could finish it!

It was very, very tasty!  At the very end of the recipe Ree has some recommendations, and I think with the bacon addition she suggests it would be perfection.

Taste: 8/10 for Perfect Egg Salad, 9/10 for Easter Leftover Sandwich

Egg salad, as mentioned, is not something I usually eat.  I’m just really not that into mayonnaise.  But this egg salad was pretty good!  The Worcestershire sauce and mustard gave it a good kick.

As for the leftover sandwich, I was surprised at how good it was!  I mean, I can’t say I’ve ever had a sandwich that’s really “blow me away.”  But this one was pretty darn close.

20180403_130553Difficulty: Easy

Both recipes were super easy.  The egg salad was just a matter of tossing everything into a bowl and mixing, and the sandwich just required some chopping of vegetables.

The most difficult part was eating that sandwich because of its size!

Cost: Cheap

It’s all using leftovers, so really the only things you might need to buy are the toppings: mustard, mayo, lettuce, avocado…  even then, it’s a sandwich so you can remove and add toppings as you’d like.

Suggestion:

If you can, add that recommended bacon to the Easter Leftover Sandwich.  That would really make this sandwich stand out!

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