To do tonight: Watch 'Fringe'; cook Egg Salad

Staff reports

Dinner idea: Egg Salad

  • 6 hard cooked eggs, chopped or mashed
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
  • 1 small carrot, shredded or chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 scallion, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or more or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (Dijon, honey or other)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (cider, red wine, or other)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything in a bowl. Refrigerate until used. Serves 4-6.

Variation: Omit mustard and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely shredded and chopped cooked chicken and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley.

Variation: Omit carrot and vinegar and add 1/4 cup chopped cooked shrimp and 1/2 teaspoon dried dill.

Variation: Omit vinegar and add 1/4 teaspoon celery seed and a tablespoon of sweet pickle or pickle relish

On TV: ‘Fringe’ on Fox at 9 p.m. EST; 8 p.m. CST

Tonight’s new episode of “Fringe” is called “Reciprocity.” A gang of thieves who can mysteriously defy gravity is under investigation while Walter assesses any harm that he has caused to the fabric of the universe. Rated PG-14.

Rent it: ‘An Education

Set in the 1960s, 16-year-old Catholic schoolgirl Jenny (played by Carey Mulligan with Audrey-Hepburn-like grace) is smart as a tack. A bit of an old soul herself, she easily matches wits with David, a much older man. Her parents’ protective instincts are done in by David’s powerful charm and what is quickly evolving into an inappropriate romance. The film, based on the true accounts of British journalist Lynn Barber, is skillfully written. There’s beauty in the storytelling, and, in the end, there’s some powerful life lessons. Rated PG-13.

-- GateHouse News Service