Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to read. When all her friends went out to play, she would sit in her room and read books that took her to a magical land. One day, the little girl's father got her a magazine to read. A children's magazine that had found its way to her from Russia. It was a new world, of places and people she never knew existed.
She turned the pages until she came to this little book hidden in the magazine. The book was called "Fantasy on Your Plates" and it taught her to make magic houses, and cats, and hedgehogs. That day, the little girl fell in love with food.
Many years passed. The little girl became an old girl. She still treasured her little book, remembered all its recipes. But somehow, in the many dishes she made, her little book remained untested, untried. As she roamed the blogsphere, she met another young girl who had fallen in love with the food magic. The young girl was on her way to wonderland for her birthday party and needed some more magic to get there. So the old girl took out her little book and made.....ah, well.........hmmmm...........nothing!
Indigo, if you are still reading this, this is what I was going to make for your party:
And here's the recipe. Hard-boil 3 eggs. Cut out a slice from the base to make eggs stand on the plate. Carefully scoop out the yolks and mix with a tbsp of mayonnaise, 1/2 tbsp mustard and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Spoon the mix back in and flatten the top. Invert the eggs on a plate. Push cloves in to form eyes and mouth. Cut cheese into ear shapes. Then PANIC!!!! How do you stick the cheese ears to the eggs. I tried and tried and I couldn't. So I inverted the mice-in-progress and had deviled eggs for dinner.
If you figure out how, please, please tell me. I want to try at least one recipe from my little book.