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Hard Boiled Eggs!

Isn’t it silly to write about boiling eggs?  What is important enough about boiled eggs that makes it worth a blog post?

Well, as I often use this blog as a method of communicating with myself, I’m using it now to remind myself how beneficial it is to buy an extra dozen eggs when I’m shopping and when I get home, or soon thereafter, I boil a dozen of them.

They will last a week, I can put them into sauces, stews, on top of salads, or just eat them as a quick protein fix for breakfast, or in an egg salad sandwich for lunch.

It’s a pleasure to reach into the fridge and have something that is so easy to grab and go.  Especially when I’m feeling rushed and who isn’t rushed around the holidays?

So there you have it!  Next time you are out shopping, do yourself a favor and grab an extra dozen of eggs, boil them and enjoy.  There aren’t many cheaper ways of getting all that energy!

Oh, you might be one of those people uncomfortable with boiling eggs, you might feel anxious about needing to get the perfect egg!  I don’t care about that!!!!!  I put my chilled eggs in cold water and I put that water on a gentle heat on the stove and I wait till it boils and then I let them sit in that boiled water for about 10 minutes or so.  If I put cold eggs in a hot boiling pot I get cracked eggs, if I worry about an exact time, I’m usually wrong.  I just let them sit and sure, sometimes my imperfect eggs have a dark green line around the  yolk, that is what you are avoiding by boiling them to perfection…but I don’t care!  I’m going to eat them and I haven’t  seen any studies that suggest overboiling or slightly under-boiling changes the energy they contain.  ( There really are studies about this stuff).

love,

mo

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