2011/05/19

Things I Don't Quite Understand... (Bacon, Egg & Asparagus Salad)

There are some things in life that I don't quite understand...


...like how The Karate Kid's rubber bands for her braces end up in the weirdest places.  Like behind furniture.  On the stairs.  Underneath the front seat of my car. 

...why there are always dog dookies in front of my house - and I don't even have a dog.


...how the empty sink that I left behind in the morning on my way to work turns into a whole sink full of dishes. And even weirder - no one even put them there. Creepy.  

...why I am always in the mood to clean house either ten o'clock at night or six o'clock in the morning.  What's wrong with the middle of the day circadian rhythm? 


 ...why the person that pulls out in front of you in traffic inevitably drives 5-10 miles below the speed limit.

...why the robins always build their nest in the low bush - like, right where the neighborhood cats can get at them.  (Which means I feel obligated to spray down those feisty felines with a hose when they get too close.)


...and how you can peel four soft boiled eggs without cracking the yolks.  It defies logic, people!


First things first.  Overall - very lovely salad. 

Here is the deal.  I have never soft-boiled an egg, let alone eaten one.  The whole soft-boiled egg on top thing was strangely bizarre a little weird for me.  I have seen it featured on cooking shows and wondered "Why would someone put a runny egg on top of food?"  Runny eggs are for dipping toast into.  And that's about it. 

I was hoping that I would understand the appeal once I tried it.  But, alas.  I am hopeless on this one.  Sorry. I really, really tried.  It wasn't bad or anything like that - loved the salad (minus the runny egg).  The egg was just odd - I think was one of those textural things that threw me off (I know that I am super quirky when it comes to food and textures).  It did look really pretty - the gold of the yolk was beautifully vibrant against the greens of the asparagus and lettuce.  

This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.  Come check out what all of the other egg-masters have been up to!

27 comments:

  1. Cher, haha, your post and comment on my site really cracked me up! You're quite right about the runny eggs, they ARE for dipping toast into ;-)...they really are. Your salad looks loveli-oh, and reminded me that I should have added tomatoes to mine for added yumminess!

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  2. I love your post, Cher! I'm skipping this week because I'm not a big fan of eggs. You're braver than me!

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  3. I don't understand how an empty sink gets full of dishes either. Perhaps because my sister refuses to wash them? Kudos for trying the dish despite the runny egg!

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  4. Glad to know I'm not the only one who gets the urge to clean the house at 6am (or earlier!). I wish I had added nuts to my version.

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  5. Sorry you didn't care for this one, but it does look pretty! Enjoyed reading your post as always. So funny!

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  6. Ok..the sink thing always baffles me, too! Sometimes you just can't connect with a dish and this was yours. I actually love soft boiled eggs and really enjoyed the way the soft egg mixed with the dressing. It's all a matter of taste! Enjoyed your post!

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  7. Enjoyed your post. I grew up on soft boiled eggs but never had really made one myself. It was a treat for me. Truly and acquired taste. Have you had runny egg on pizza?

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  8. I felt the salad needed some toast, so that's why I added the garlic croutons! But I love runny eggs anyway. Cute post!

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  9. Cher,

    I enjoyed the 'jolt of sometimes mundane reality' you brought to the post as your questions seem to be right on target in everyday life for all of us. Your pictures are wonderful and the salad is eye-catching, no? It might be good as a staging item if one plans to sell their home? Have a great weekend!
    Kathleen

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  10. Your egg looks particularly yummy to me :)...I am one of those who likes this kind of egg, though.

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  11. I actually didn't mind the runny egg on the salad. Just not something I'm anxious to have again soon. Your salad looks lovely!

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  12. hi Cher, very cute post, I have to admit that I completely understand how the rubber bands for the braces end up everywhere except where they're supposed to be;-)
    I just love this runny egg yolk but I get that it's not for everyone's taste. Your salad looks great;-)
    Have a nice weekend and let us know if you find out who is leaving those dirty dishes in your sink;-)

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  13. LOL, what does it mean when you NEVER get the desire to clean the house????

    Your salad looks great...and you were braver than I was...actually tasting the egg yolk on the salad. I'm certain it would have appealed to me if I was a fan of egg yolk! Your posts are always so entertaining...I enjoy stopping by :)

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  14. I love to clean house at the oddest hour too! Can I say we're in good company? ;)

    I guess the runny egg thing just makes sense if you grew up eating. My mom always put runny egg on top of whatever dishes we ate if she felt it was lacking nutrition-wise. Topping a bowl of steamed rice with splash of soy sauce is a family favourite!

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  15. I loved the runny yolk part - but it was the rewarming of the egg in the bacon grease that got me... Can't be good for the cholesterol levels! LOL. Bravo for giving it a shot anyways!

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  16. I couldn't bring myself to try the runny egg yolk - you are braver than me! Your salad looks beautiful.

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  17. I loved your post. Lots of food for thought.
    Great salad, though I was loved the runny egg yolk. I think it would still be good without though.

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  18. Sorry the egg part wasn't your thing but you gave it a try! And your salad looks fantastic.

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  19. Great post...I laughed and giggled my way through your little list...very fun. I knew right off that my egg was NOT going to be of the runny variety as guys here would take one look and say, "No thanks." On the other hand, they love hard boiled eggs on salads, so this week, I adapted to suit the environment to make sure this salad would survive the guys-around-here test. It passed. Your photo looks just wonderful, you did great!

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  20. yup, those runny yolks...can't go there and decided up front that I would gag on this beautiful salad with runny yolk getting around. I admire you for trying it. sometimes I tell myself to just try new things because all this is a learning, growing experience and I just might find a better way of doing things, but runny yolks do not fall in that category. You are brave! And your salad is really pretty. And, as always, I loved reading your post.

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  21. You are so fun to read! was laughing about how "no one" is responsible for the dirty dishes in the sink. So true!

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  22. There are many things I don't understand either. Your post totally cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh. Your salad looks great. Just need to skip the runny egg next time. :) Great post!

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  23. Love this post!! :) I also loved the runny egg yolk. :) Soft boiled eggs are my fave...then paired with bacon and I'm in breakfast heaven! :)

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  24. This was too funny- loved all your epiphanies :) I am also with you about the egg situation. My hubby and even both boys do the runny egg routine but I can not stomach it. Which is why when I was the only one home to try the recipe - I bailed. I will be doing this one this coming weekend when I return from yet another weeklong business trip (thank goodness they have a Williams Sonoma Outlet nearby :)I will be making it to feed it to my family. I will take the photos, but I will not eat the runny egg - no matter how much Nana loved it......

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  25. I was a bit nervous about the soft boiled egg, but I tried it and I did like it on the salad but I will not be having soft boiled eggs for breakfast. Your salad looks great.

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  26. Alot more people than I thought don't like the runny eggs form post comments. LOL with your comments, so true. Your salad looks great. Looking forward to more FFWD dishes!

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  27. Hey at least you tried. Your salad looks lovely. We love dipping our toast AND bacon in the runny yolk. My 5 year old doesn't like eggs but still likes to dip his bacon in my egg yolks. Go figure.

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