Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ford Field Fire Eggs

 Well, here I am still peeling hard boiled eggs.  Not really, it just seems that way. It really was not that bad of a task.  I made the shelter Ford Field Fire Eggs.  These are a tradition in Detroit and are served at all of the tailgater's booths.  You cut up a bit of celery, carrots, onions and hot peppers.  Add them to a jar with a bunch of hard boiled eggs.  Pour in a bottle of Frank's Redhot, another bottle of your favorite hot sauce and cover this all with white vinegar.  Wait at least a week before serving.  The shelter shows the superbowl for all of the guys so they can eat these while they watch the game.  One thing I have learned is they like hot spicy food.  The shelter can never have enough hot sauce.  The food they are usually served is very bland so they put hot sauce on everything.

Some of you have asked me how I get this food to the shelter.  I have one huge 52 quart pot and that is usually full.  My husband and I struggle to get it down the stairs and out to the car.  It is really heavy! Once I reach the shelter, all the guys come running to help.  Some of you asked how long I will do this.  I really have no idea.  Right now I am taking food there 2-3 days a week.  As soon as gardening season arrives, this will come to an abrupt halt.  I am determined to have huge gardens this year after skipping the last few years due to the stink bug infestation.  They seem to have run their course so this year I will return to gardening in a big way. I am hoping I can grow enough to make very healthy nutritious dishes for the shelter.  So, we shall see how it all turns out.

Meanwhile, Teddy seems totally perplexed by this weather. As am I!

She does still have lots of interest in her treats

Total focus on them.

It's hard to give her a treat and take a photo at the same time but in this pic you can actually see her shaking her left paw. The paw is about 1/4 inch off the ground.  That is major paw shaking for a chow chow!