You know how sometimes you just CAN’T fall asleep? Yeah, that never happens to me. (Oh, you thought this was going to be a warm fuzzy we’re-the-same-moment? Sorry.)
But it does happen to Eric, and last night as I drifted off to sleep I was trying to hypnotize him: “Imagine that you’re on a warm sandy beach. Let your toes sink into the sand…and now your kneecaps…and your earlobes.” Note to self: never let a tired person try to talk you to sleep. You will just laugh at them and then be mad that you’re now even more awake.
Shortly after that incident, Eric had to get up at an unholy hour to leave for a business trip. Naturally once he was gone I had a terrifying dream about an entire colony of black widows taking over our house. Like they KNEW he was gone. I have seen an entire colonies’ worth of nonexistent black widows out of the corner of my eye today.
It’s a good thing I’m not currently starring on reality TV, or people would think I was developing a twitch. (Am I the only one who has I’m-glad-there-are-no-cameras-here moments? Stupid question. (Truman Show, anybody? One of my favorite movies.)
I turn into a total lazy teenager when Eric is out of town. All I want to do is stay in my pajamas and watch Pride and Prejudice all day. I keep thinking he’s on vacation, so I deserve a break too…until I remember that it’s a business trip. He’s workin his booty to bring home the bacon, and here I am melting into the couch.
Easter is coming up, and we all know the best part about Easter food is the deviled eggs. (This judgment excludes Easter candy.) These are regular deviled eggs jazzed up with some Sriracha, lime juice, and cilantro. It makes a huge difference! I’ve never thought to add hot sauce to deviled eggs and now I’m never going back. I love them. They are not overwhelmingly spicy, just enough to be interesting. If Sriracha Deviled Eggs don’t sound good to you check out these Deviled Guacamole Eggs. Also to die for.
One last thing: here’s a Tuesday happy for you. 20 million hits can’t be wrong. Together, now, everybody: I’m sexy and you know it. (I never once claimed this blog was free from subliminal messages.)
Sriracha, lime, and a sprinkle of cilantro take these Sriracha deviled eggs to the next level!
1 & 1/2teaspoonslime juice, fresh
1/3cupmayonnaise, + 3 tablespoons
cilantro, fresh, finely chopped (for garnish)
Fill a pot with a steamer attachment with about 3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Place the eggs in the steamer and set over the boiling water with a lid for 12 minutes.
Immediately plunge eggs into very cold water and cool completely. (You can boil them for 12 minutes directly in the water if you don't have a steamer.)
Peel the cooled eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
Put the yolks into the bowl of a food processor, blender, or bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (except the cilantro). Pulse, blend, or beat with a fork until smooth. Taste it to see if it needs more lime or Sriracha.
Spoon or pipe the filling into the reserved egg whites. Top with chopped cilantro and serve. These are a great make-ahead appetizer, they keep well in the fridge (covered).
I used to have problems with insomnia, then I had a kid, became the most bone-tired I’ve ever been, and have been sleeping like a rock ever since! Haha. I thought you were going to say these sriracha deviled eggs came to you in a dream, and I would totally believe that–they’re super dreamy! That spider dream? Not so much, yikes!
These deviled eggs are absolute perfection. I love the fun twist of sriracha sauce. Gorgeous photos! I feel like I could grab one of those little eggs right out of the screen! ;)
I don’t even know where to start. You crack me up, lady! I am convinced you deserve your own realty TV show. I would binge-watch “The Adventures of the Food Charlatan” all day long, ha!
Oh, and these deviled eggs? Pretty sure they would be perfect for a lazy day on the couch while watching your amazing episodes :).
Haha!! The day I get my own reality TV show is the day pigs fly. Or hell freezes over. Whichever comes first :) You’re the best Kathi!
Oh my gosh I have loved that Noah cover for years!!! It’s seriously the best. Will and I just spent a good half hour listening to some of his newer covers the other night. They’re good, but they just can’t compare. I never have trouble going to sleep either. I hope that never changes because sleep is the best.
Wow, Karen! This is such a yummy idea! And your photos are absolutely lovely! Loving the lighting. :)
I’ll take deviled eggs any way I can get them — especially if they’re spicy and have cilantro. Done.
Haha! I was laughing picturing you talking Eric to sleep. I used to try to do that to myself when I would be wide awake stressing about a test or something. If only it worked.
And deviled eggs are totally the best part about easter! As long as they’re not made from the eggs you just picked up out of the grass from the easter egg hunt…which my aunt used to do…and it totally grossed me out. We are both sriracha twins today in our posts! My new favorite condiment. I bet it is amazing in these deviled eggs. Yum!
The hardest thing about deviled eggs is getting a good peel on the whites. You did that for sure. Love the addition of the sriracha. I love the low angle shot of your first photo.
Hi Karen, congrats on the hits, Yeah! love sriracha.
Haha, Cheri, I was so confused by your comment until I reread my post…the 20 million hits I referred to was on the video that I linked to. I WISH I had 20 million hits, yeah right! haha.
I bet these eggs taste amazing! I’m the same way when the hubby travels. He just got back from a week long trip. Yesterday after braving the store, and doing a few other clean up projects.. I made the comment that I work a lot less when he is not here. That may not have worked for some couples, but he just laughed.