April 22, 2011
Today is Good Friday. Wikipedia defines it as: also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It's a day off for many with the intention that time is needed to reflect and prepare for this Easter Sunday.
Many sales circulars have Easter candy, sweet little girl dresses with bonnets and boys suits on sale. Past egg kits are on most kitchen tables and hot cross buns are available at bakeries everywhere for this limited time. When I was little, Easter was a big dress up holiday where you got to wear your first new Spring outfit; usually a dress with knee socks. My Grandmother would crochet a poncho or shawl to match. What I wouldn't do to still have those precious gifts from my "Nona" who also made a killer Italian Easter brunch complete with all special meats and homemade cheese and sweet breads. We even had lambs made out of butter and of course our dyed eggs. What a feast it would be. Times have relaxed the Easter Sunday dress code a bit, and fun baskets and egg hunts are still happening everywhere, even my front yard, much to the dismay of my orthodontist.
Today signifies the ending of Lent and the meaning behind the preparation for this Easter Sunday, where I celebrate Christ's rising from the dead. And believe you me, it goes way beyond a large rabbit that delivers candy.
She Buzz Words:
Right now she could be:
- Filling an Easter basket
- Preparing for an egg hunt
- Making a dentist appointment
- Hard boiling eggs
She could be a:
- Newspaper writer
- Airport Maintenance worker
- Movie theater employee
She could be working at a:
- Movie Theater
- Talent agency
- Travel agency
- Baby Center
"If I heard because everyone else has one, one more time...."
She phone starter:
What excuse is she tired of hearing?
She's a good egg
Thanks to the GoodEgg.com her eggs will be hard boiled properly. Here's the secret to not cracked shells:
The Classic Hard Boiled Egg
The simple, classic Boiled Egg, is indeed one of the finest and easiest edible delights known on earth, with just 70 calories, and full of nature's most perfect form of protein.
While there are many ways of preparing Boiled Eggs, we suggest below the directions for making eggs which are the easiest to peel and which will not have the dark green discolored coating on the yolk (see step 2 for tips to help avoid the green discoloration).
Extremely fresh eggs will not peel easily. In fact, an egg that is just a day or two old is almost impossible to peel. As eggs age, the shells will peel more easily. It is advisable that eggs used for hard cooking (including Easter Eggs) be at least 2 weeks old before cooking for easiest peeling. Hard cooked eggs that are cooked slowly over low heat (and not 'boiled') will be more difficult to peel.
Directions for Large Eggs:
1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough COLD tap water to cover completely by 1 inch. Bring to a ROLLING boil over HIGH heat. Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, PROMPTLY reduce heat to a lower medium boil and cook an additional 10 minutes for a "hard boiled" egg. For a "soft boiled" egg reduce the time by a few minutes.
2. Remove from heat and IMMEDIATELY place eggs under ice cold water or in a bowl of ICED water to chill promptly to help yolks stay bright yellow. Chill for a few minutes in the cold water until the egg is completely cooled. This is an extremely important step which prevents the greenish "ring" from forming on the surface of the yolk over time. If the egg is not chilled immediately after cooking an unsightly dark greenish ring will eventually appear on the outside of the yolk.
3. To peel...crack on all sides, roll egg between hands to loosen shell,and remove shell. Enjoy, with a light sprinkling of salt if desired.
To serve in egg cup, place egg in cup small end down, slice off large end of egg with knife or egg scissors and eat from shell with spoon.
Refrigeration is necessary for hard boiled eggs if the eggs are not to be consumed within a few hours.
Refrigerated boiled eggs, kept in the shell, can be kept for up to 1 week.
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