Not nearly as interesting as SNL, but something nonetheless. So, last Thursday was our four-year anniversary. I worked extra hours at work the previous few days, so I took the day off work (mostly). This allowed us to help out our community while doing some errands, and make a yummy meal. I was hoping to get to cookies, but that didn’t happen. Three loaves of banana bread, five loaves of sandwich bread, a chuck roast with vegetables, however, did happen.
And, then, I got pink eye. Seriously, PINK EYE. Currently, I am the only one in the house who has it. How I got it and no one else did is a mystery to me, but a relief thus far that I am the only one with this contagious disease. So, I didn’t do much this weekend except rest and read. But, we were out of mayo, so I did need to make that.
Mayonnaise is never broken. Repeat after me, “Mayonnaise is never broken.”
So, I mixed it up, whirring everything together with the remarkably faithful Black & Decker, and I realize that it’s not setting up the way it should. Oops! I forgot the acid: vinegar and lemon juice.
A food club friend coached me through unbreaking my mayo a few months ago, so I wasn’t worried. I took my two cups of broken mayo and poured into to my 4 cup measuring cup.
The contents thus far:
You can see the problem, can’t you? So, I started again. This time, with the pattern that has worked for me.
- Dry ingredients
- 2 Tablespoons mustard seed powder
- (no more garlic, I don’t want it overpowering)
- Acid (poured while the blender is blending)
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 T white distilled vinegar
- Egg yolks, two, dropped in one at a time
- Broken Mayo & 2 Cups oil
- It is very important this part is drizzled in
- I started with about a 1/4 cup of the broken mayo
- I then filled the 4 cup measurer with 2 more cups of oil
- I slowly poured this mixture into the blender until it was well blended
- Seriously, can’t underestimate GO SLOW
Et, voila! We have mayo! And, now my husband was able to eat, in peace, his leftover burger since momma was doing no cooking tonight! Crisis averted.