Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Melissa's Hollandaise Sauce

Are you familiar with the term Hygge? It's a Danish word, and it means to live in a cozy, comfortable, soothing fashion. It's what the Danes consider partially responsible for their country being number one on the list of happiest countries in the world. I've been reading a lot about that lately, and embracing this wonderful lifestyle. Actually, I've been doing this for a long time; I just didn't know that there was a word for it. I am a nester. Yes, I've traveled a good bit, but to me there is absolutely no place like home. And when I am home, I love to hunker down and get cozy. I will light a fire in the fireplace, and enjoy it while I'm having my morning coffee. I love to burn candles, I love pillows and throws, and I love everything that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Another way to embrace this idea is by making things simpler for ourselves, and that includes cooking. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't have wonderful food, it just means that that wonderful food shouldn't be him impossibly difficult to make. As we head into the New Year, let's make things easy on ourselves, and get a little help from some friends.

My friends at Melissa's Produce are among my best. I have a total love affair, as I'm sure you all know by now, with their
Fire Roasted Sweet Red Bell Peppers. I also have a new best friend in their prepackaged Hollandaise Sauce. A produce of France, it is stored in the fridge, and any time you want a bit of hollandaise on top of vegetables, eggs benedict, let's face it even over a simple poached egg, all you have to do is snap off the corner, place the packet it in a glass of warm water to heat it up, or toss it in the microwave for 10 seconds, and you have a delicious, elegant hollandaise sauce. Put this on your list for the New Year, you’re going to want to have plenty of this in stock.

Disclaimer: I was sent complimentary packets of Hollandaise from Melissa’s Produce by way of introduction, and am I ever glad they did!

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