In the Mood for Spring Cooking

Between slogging through several inches of snow, and then wading through the flood waters a few days later, we’ve worked up quite an appetite! Here are a few recipes from Lehman’s 55th Anniversary Cookbook to get us all in the right mood for Spring weather (it is coming, it really is):

Old-Fashioned Deviled Eggs
12 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 T. sweet relish
1/2 T. yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. paprika

Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks. In a small bowl, mash yolks as finely as possible. Mix yolks, mayo, relish, mustard, salt and sugar until creamy. Mixture should be thick and hold its shape. Spoon or pipe into egg halves and garnish with paprika.

Fresh Asparagus with Pecans
1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 T. white sugar
2 T. olive oil
3 T. chopped pecans, toasted

In a large skillet, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil 3 minutes. Drain and place asparagus in ice water. Remove, drain and pat dry. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and oil. Add asparagus, seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 3 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle with toasted pecans when serving. Serves 4.

Swiss Alpine Quiche
1 unbaked pie shell (10″)
2 c. shredded Swiss cheese
2 T. flour
1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
2 c. ham, cooked and chopped
3 T. chopped onion
1 1/4 cl milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Place pie shell in pie plate. Combine cheese and flour. Layer half of broccoli, half the ham and half the cheese mixture in the pie shell. Repeat layers. Combine milk, eggs and seasonings. Pour over mixture in shell. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand, uncovered, 5 minutes before serving.


One thought on “In the Mood for Spring Cooking

  1. I’ve never used pickle relish in the eggs … sounds like something I’ll need to try. Thank you for sharing the recipes.