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.


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

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