Day 120 – Joyful Living Project

Day of the Dead Festival with Pam_Moment

The Joy of Student Performance and Cultural Celebration

Today, my friend Pam took me to her daughter’s music recital. We had such fun sitting in the audience watching young talented musicians perform.

Shortly after, we explored The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos or Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday festival.

It was so beautiful seeing all the colors, music, energy, and joy!

Day of the Dead festivities unfolds over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy.

Sure, the theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revelers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones.

The Joy of Finding a Better Way

Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I am known for my award-winning deviled eggs.

Anytime I am invited to a party, I am required to bring these eggs because they bring so much joy!

If you’ve ever made deviled eggs before, you know that the least joyful part of making them is boiling and peeling the eggs.

It’s a royal pain in the ass, especially when the shell does not come off and you have fragments of the shell to pull of without taking out huge chunks of egg white.

As I was preparing these eggs for a party this evening, I found a better way of cooking and peeling the eggs online.

What you do is use an instant pot or similar pressure cooker.  Add a cup of water. Then add a trivet or small rack to elevate your eggs above the water.  Stack your eggs and set the device for 5-6 minutes on pressure cook, then let it rest for 6 minutes.

Like magic, when you go to peel the eggs, the shell comes right off…EVERY TIME!!!

I’m totally dancing with JOY discovering a new, easier way of making these joyful eggs!


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