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My Christmas Wish for This Year

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Have you ever worked so hard at something, and in the end your eyes well up in tears as you see your desired results coming? That was how I felt last night trying to make Chili Rellenos for the first time.

I spent over 30 minutes of roasting 8 green peppers, peeling off their skins, taking out the seeds and making a sauce with tomatoes, onion, garlic, then I seasoned it to taste. I didn’t anticipate how long it took me to solidify the white eggs. I sat down on the floor on my sandals to whisk the egg whites. I started with five, but I accidentally spilled about one. After 20 minutes holding the electronic whisk, I had to change hard sandals to a soft pillow. I switched from holding the whisk with my right hand to the left hand several times. I got tired and bored, so I started to count. One, two, three. Slowly I counted to 100, but the egg whites still have a lot of liquid. Thirty minutes into this, I grew weary... Then I asked my friends on Facebook why it took so long to solidify the eggs. I got a response back that the attachment I used was incorrect. It's for mixing dough, not eggs! I knew that, but I didn’t know it made a difference. It’s my daughter’s and she lost the other attachment. One hour into whisking it, now my patience started to run out as well as my time of serving dinner. I started preparing for this dish at 5 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. I was still trying to beat the egg whites. I turned off the machine and used a hand whisker. It only took minutes and I started to see the result. As the egg whites started to solidify, my heart began to sing Hallelujah. I wish you could see the joy in my eyes and the smile on my face.

For Christmas this year, I’d like Santa Claus to give me a hand-free electronic batter mixer. 😊

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