Happy Mothers Day (how to make hard boiled eggs)

I was lucky to grow up in a house where one/both/all of Mom / Dad / Nana cooked everyday. Being a vacuum cleaner when it comes to eating (even from a young age) I was probably always underfoot in the kitchen and I'm assuming it was easier to teach me to cook, so I could help them, instead of them constantly falling over me :) It made learning very easy.
After my first year of college followed by two years of being an RA (resident adviser) I finally moved out of the dorms and into an apartment with a real kitchen! Mom/Dad/Nana packed me away with lots of recipes yet even with all of this instruction built into me my whole life there was always one recipe I could never remember or find when I needed. That recipe was hard boiled eggs... I know you're thinking easy easy... yet I could NEVER remember. For years my mom would get the call... Hi mom, umm how do I hard boil eggs again?? I must have done this enough times that Mom declared she was going to tattoo it onto me so I'd always have it :D Thankfully this threat never materialized! So for mothers day... Mom I'm making hard boiled eggs and not asking you for the recipe :) .... I must say I'm still a bit scared you will carry out the tattoo threat! hehehehe

How to hard boil eggs so you can make egg salad sandwiches. yum.

Egg Salad Sandwich (makes 2)
6 large eggs (you will use 2 full egg and 4 of the whites)
4 slices whole wheat bread or 2 whole wheat rolls
1 tomato
2-4 large romaine or red lettuce leaves
2 Tbs miracle whip
1/4 tsp paprika or more to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper

Place eggs in a medium pot and fill with cool water until eggs are covered with an inch of water. Place the uncovered pot on the stove set to high heat, when water starts boiling set timer for 10 minutes. When timer goes off, remove from heat and place eggs in cold water, when cool enough to touch, break small end of the egg against the side of the pot and place back in water. Keep replacing water with more cold water until eggs are totally cool. Once cooled they should be easy to peel.

Chop up 2 whole eggs plus 4 egg whites, add miracle whip, paprika, pepper and stir. Scoop onto bread and top with tomato slices, lettuce, and whatever else you feel like.


Mom how proud are you of me right now!! I know how to make hard boiled eggs!! WOOHOOO!!

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Steph's Mom said...

I'm always proud of you. But I'm glad you finally remembered how to make hard boiled eggs. You can also do them another way. When they come to a boil, cover the pot and turn off the stove. Let them sit in there for 20 minutes. Then proceed with the ice water method.
Love you.

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