AM I THE ONLY ONE ……. who has trouble boiling eggs?

I’m not a bad cook.  Really, I am not.  I’m also not a particularly good cook.  It’s not something I enjoy doing.  I cook so we can eat – and we truly do like to eat.  The main problem with cooking is that you really should stay in the kitchen while you have items on the stove.  I can still hear my mother saying, “You can’t cook from the living room.  Get your hind end back into the kitchen before you burn the house down.

My mother now has passed on.  I’m retired and I’ve never burned down the house.  BUT I have exploded a few eggs.  Have you ever put eggs on to boil and then gotten busy elsewhere in the house?  I have (a perfect example of trying to cook from the living room).  When you hear the explosion, you will be back in the kitchen in a flash.

You see, when the water boils away, the eggs will explode.  Yes, they will.  The lid will fly up into the air and eggs shells and over cooked eggs pieces will go EVERWHERE.  You will be cleaning eggs remnants from cupboards, the ceiling, and of course the stove for several weeks.

I’m sure you’re wondering how I know this or you may have correctly guessed that I have actually experienced this explosion first hand.  To make life extra interesting, I have done this not once, not even twice, but THREE TIMES I have rushed to the scene of exploding eggs. 

Moral of the story:  Listen to your mother.


Gram use’ta say

“Money can’t buy class.

2 thoughts on “AM I THE ONLY ONE ……. who has trouble boiling eggs?”

  1. Been there done that, I would like to know how to peel an egg. If I over boil an egg I can get the shell off. If I do it the required time for a perfect yolk I can’t get the shell off without mutilating the egg.


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