I have always loved Easter. I was dying eggs until I left for college and my parents even have a picture of me participating in the family Easter egg hunt when I was 15. My favorite part was always getting a new Easter dress every year. There was something always very special about that dress and each year I searched for the perfect one. I think I could tell you what each one looked like until I turned 18 (I remember dumb things like that) and then real life set in and I quit getting them every year. That is probably the one thing that comes around every year that makes me wish I had a daughter. My boys could care less about getting Easter ties and in fact they seem to think it’s a chore to have to get their pictures taken in their Easter outfits. Sigh, the differences between boys and girls. 🙂
My thoughts on Easter now have more to do with making sure we keep up on traditions and preparing good food than getting a new dress. One thing that I have found is that I always have a lot more hard boiled eggs than I know what to do with. There are only so many deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches that we want to eat. I got this recipe at a recipe exchange group years ago and after some tweaking of my own, it has become a staple of after Easter menu.
I love this recipe because it uses two of the both of the things that I have left over after Easter, hard boiled eggs and ham.
I love it when you make something really easy, but you can make it sound super fancy. Like this: You start by making a béchamel sauce (that’s the fancy French way of saying white sauce.) After adding some cheese, lemon juice and mustard to help make it taste more like a hollandaise sauce, you add in chopped egg whites.
Next you build your Eggs Benedict by starting with a toasted English muffin, add a piece of ham or Canadian bacon, pour on the sauce and add egg yolk crumbles and smoked paprika.
It’s as simple as that. No messing with poaching eggs, you get to use the words béchamel, faux hollandaise, and eggs benedict when describing it to someone and it is a delicious way to use up all of those eggs!
I didn’t feel like I could talk about my thoughts on Easter with out mentioning Jesus Christ. I am grateful for all that I am and for all that I can become because of Him. I hope you enjoy this video! Happy Easter!!!