Egg Salad

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Egg salad is a favorite of the boy in our home.  I try to steer clear of processed lunch meats as much as possible.  He does not eat eggs unless they are in egg salad or deviled eggs.

Yesterday he asked me to make some egg salad for his lunch after collecting eggs from the chicken coop. 

Here is our recipe:

Hard boil your eggs (I hard boil them by placing them in a pot with cold water and a teaspoon of salt making sure the eggs are covered.  Bring the pot to a boil and turn the heat down so they are simmering setting the timer for 12 minutes.  Remove from the heat and immediately run cold water into the pot until the pot is cold.  Let the eggs sit in the cold water for 5 minutes and then peel).

5 hard boiled eggs

1/4 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise

1/8 tsp. salt/pepper & garlic powder

dash of yellow mustard

Mash all

Refrigerate for an hour until it’s cold

Then you can add whatever you like.  Some of our favorites include:  green olives, pimento, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce or tomato. 

This is a yummy sandwich on warm summer days and in the winter in a lunch box!!

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Anne Sullivan

Sullivan, Anne

Johanna “Anne” Mansfield Sullivan Macy a.k.a. Anne Sullivan was a strong woman for her times.  She had a very rough life in the beginning and not letting that define her is amazing to me.

Anne Sullivan was the teacher who was able to succeed in finding ways to teach Helen Keller, a deaf, dumb and blind child who was having fits of rage out of frustration.  Keller’s parents were at the end of their rope and turned to a school for the blind for assistance.  The director of the school thought of young Anne Sullivan, just age 20 at the time and mentioned it to her.  Anne left immediately to help the child.  So began their 49 year relationship.

This young woman was able to do something remarkable.  Something so selfless as to devote her entire life to helping another woman.  I am in awe of this.  She survived a rough beginning and became a remarkable human being.  Yet the focus on Anne Sullivan is no where near the level of attention spent on Helen Keller’s achievements.  I find this sad as the success of Helen Keller was based solely on the accomplishments of Anne Sullivan.  Truly an amazing person!

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Here are a few links with more information on Anne Sullivan.  I hope you enjoy reading about the strength and talent of this woman as much as I did.

National Women’s Hall of Fame

Wikipedia Anne Sullivan

Perkins Museum