Another Swap Idea
Well I'm thinking more of like Easter necklaces
Maybe even some handmade themed Easter Cards
Not really Eggs
I live in the US and I have never seen someone drain an egg. Thats just barbaric, we leave the egg inside the shell thats how it should be!
LMAO that is until we take the egg (who is totally unsuspecting) and drop it into a vat of boiling water...then into dye...then smash it against a hard surface to peel away the decorative shell in order to eat it!
Yeah when we decorate eggs in the UK we hardboil em. I remember we used to have egg decorating competitions in school every year at Easter, and one year this kid forgot to hardboil his egg and he dropped it.
Oh, how we laughed.
I decorated eggs once when I was a kid can't remember what way we did it though.
I would like to do an Easter Swap, but I think that it should be something besides an egg. Not that I don't like egg decorating!, but, postage to ship overseas is so expensive!! Cards or something light weight that doesn't require a lot of packing would be good for me. If we can do that, I would love to be a part of the swap.
I saw on Noggin, the preschool channel, some little girls eating a egg soldier??? Anyway, then they planted things in the shell. Did I say that right "egg soldier"?? We just always let out hardboiled eggs soak in dye tablets, water and vinegar.
I LMAO to about the whole draining vs hardboiling an egg thing!!!
Egg Soldier! Yum! It's where you soft boil an egg, then you lop the top off and dip rectangles of hot buttery toast into the runny egg. Good god it's wonderful.
I was always told if my hardboiled eggs turned out to soft I had to through them out. What a waste, huh?? It's amazing what you learn on preschool t.v.! Maybe the kids and I will have to try it. Thanks Roma!
man I haven't had eggs and soldiers in forever!
Well girls, (and or guys) I love the handmade card idea. Easter is March 23rd and it will come fast since there's only 28 days in Feb. I'm game if everyone else is...
I love eggs... to eat. But I'm not really interested in decorating one.
The perfect hard boiled egg!
Put the eggs in one layer on the bottom of the pan. Put the pan in the sink. Run water into the pan until the water is 1 inch over the eggs. Put the pan on a burner. Turn it to medium-high heat.
Let the water come to a boil. Put the lid on the pan when the water is boiling. Move the pan onto a cold burner. Set the timer for 15 minutes for Large-sized eggs (or for 12 minutes for Medium-sized eggs or for 18 minutes for Extra Large-sized eggs).
Put the pan in the sink when the time is over. Run cold water into the pan until the eggs are cool. Put the eggs into the refrigerator if you're going to use them later or peel them if you're going to use them right away. Be sure to use all the cooked eggs up before a week is over.
Gently tap a cooled egg on the countertop or table until it has cracks in it. Roll the egg between your hands until the cracks turn into small crackles all over the egg.
Use your fingers to start peeling off the shell at the large end of the egg. If you need to, you can hold the egg under running cold water or dip it in a bowl of water to make peeling easier. Throw out the pieces of eggshell when the egg is all peeled. You can eat the egg or use it in a recipe when it's peeled.
Soft boiled eggs are MUCH nicer than hardboiled eggs. Infact I won't touch a hardboiled egg but I love soft ones.
Three minutes is the minimum isn't it?
And I'm afraid I haven't the time to involve myself in the swap. Sorry!
mmm soft boiled are the best 3 mins minimum I think yes. I have ruined so many eggs, not boiling them long enough, you'd think I would know how to boil an egg?! I do now though
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