April 29, 2010

a bird and eggs.

sorry--- stinky picture. (that's what you get when you say CHEESE! on the way to school in the morning).
just want you to know that i'm SEWING!!

i even cleaned my craft room yesterday!!  YAY!!
and, dare i say it, i may have finally gotten my laundry tamed.
it's been a month now and laundry hasn't drowned me ONCE.
13 years and i think i finally got it.
(i know, i'm a slow laundry learner...)

and, this is dumb... but i've been on a quest to learn how to cook a hard boiled egg that is easy to peel.
i HATE when you cook an egg and the shells all peel with the egg.
i even buy Eggland's Best eggs...
i'm serious about my eggs.

my red cookbook says
boil, turn it lower, and simmer for 16 minutes... then rinse with ice water.
i tried 3 different groups all cooked for 16 minutes.
1-cool in the pot
2-cool with cold water
3-cool with ice
i know, i'm dumb like that.
and.... with the initial peeling, group 1, the eggs that were still warm, peeled the best.
but, i haven't come to any final conclusions because, the next day, all the eggs still stuck to the shell a little bit.
my quest continues...
do you know how to cook a hard boiled egg that is easy to peel??
(i've even bought hard boiled eggs before... they are perfect and smooth, no shell-y peeled parts.)
Someone must know how to do it...
Now- I'm off to change a poopy diaper.  NOT my kids, my friend's little boy.  
Isn't it always harder to change someone elses poopy kid?? 
i know.  it's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it...


valerie in TX said...

I've actually had the same thoughts about boiling eggs - I can't figure out how to make them easy to peel either! When you find the trick, let me know! :)

Rachel Ure said...

i want a skirt like that. seriously. how much?

Shauna_Rae said...

After your eggs are done boiling dump out the hot water. Run cold water over them in the pan for 30 to 45 sec. Dump out the water. Now this is the fun part, with the eggs STILL in the pan and without any water, shake and move the pan around so all the eggs get all cracked. The shells should slide off easily.

Carrie said...

Okay, so I did this at Easter and it worked really well. Got off a show called Good Things Utah. They said wait 3 days after you buy your eggs to boil them. Then you boil them at 185 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Use a candy thermometer to watch the water temperature. Then drain hot water and run cold water over them until they are cool. Then they should peel nice and easy. The guy says if they are too fresh they will not peel nicely. I know, who knew there was such a science to eggs.

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