How do you make boiled eggs?
I apologize profusely for not having posted for so long. I get twitchy when I don’t make time to write a post, so consider me all twisty the last week. We moved the remainder of our stuff from one house to storage and our condo over the last week. It’s been a whirlwind of packing, moving, cleaning, manhandling boxes, box cuts on my hands, dry skin, unpacking, down-sizing, more cleaning, organizing, moaning, sneezing, more organizing. You get the idea. I’ve also realized that moving is like wicked crack for people with OCD tendencies. I am nearly incapable of doing things half-assed, even if doing the thing perfectly makes no sense. That’s another post for another day.
This is how you make boiled eggs
Instead, I’m going to share a childhood memory, which I honored today in my kitchen. Whenever my mother boiled eggs, she marked the egg with a “b” before putting the egg in the refrigerator to differentiate it from the unboiled eggs. An elegant solution to the “is it boiled?” egg conundrum. Who knew there were so many puzzles surrounding eggs? My mother was an early dairy segregationist. Not wishing to be exactly like my mother, but appreciating the practical beauty of a clearly-marked egg, I decided to build on this technique by marking eggs I boiled with whole words that started with “b”. I try not to duplicate words I’ve used in the past to spur my creativity and the added bonus of potentially humiliating one of my unwitting children opening their mom-packed lunch at school. Lots of excellent “b” words out there from which to adorn boiled eggs:
I feel certain there are many more superior words that start with the letter “b” to adorn my boiled eggs. Which ones have I missed?
Jennifer I am SO excited about this witty, fun post. THIS idiot will no longer “b” separating my boiled eggs from my raw eggs any longer! I’m going to write a witty B word on them henceforth Most likely Bitch which is what my 14 year old son thinks silently every day that I certainly am! So hoping that the downsize is suiting you all and your settling in nicely! LOVE ur blog.