The one thing that is annoying though, is that you never know when he is going to change his mind and pick something else. I have about four boxes of Eggo waffles sitting in my freezer just waiting for the call. It got me to thinking, maybe I should head him off at the pass, and try to dictate what his next breakfast choice will be.
This is why I made hard boiled eggs.
If you search for how to make them there are a billion different ways to go about it. The only constant is that you need to boil water. That I am sure we can all do, at least most of us anyway. So how DO you boil an egg? Just follow these simple steps:
First and foremost you need to have some eggs. Without this process you, are just going to be boiling water. I guess you could use it to make pasta, and while we all know that the kids will eat that, mine is not eating pasta for yet another meal.
Then you need to fill the pot with the coldest water that you can find. Mine seems to work best when you flip the handle to the right and turn it on. Cold water will then fill your pot.
Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat on. Since I have a gas stove I can tell the heat is on by noticing the little blue flame. If you have an electric one, I assume sparks will start flying and you smell the burning remnants of last nights dinner.
Timing is the most crucial aspect of this process. Once your water starts to boil, remove the eggs from the heat, cover the pot and set your timer for 20 minutes.
Now what you do in this 20 minutes is completely up to you. You could play with your child, read them a book, or you could do what I do and read up on all of my gossip magazines. I find it simply amazing that Paula Deen could get us all fat with her recipes, and now try and make us skinny with new recipes. She is basically stealing money from all of us.
After 20 minutes is up, immediately cool your eggs off with cold water. Simply repeat the process you did before.
So now we have the moment of truth. What will the egg be like on the inside? Will it be all rubbery from cooking too long? Will it still have a somewhat undone yolk? Will the yolk be green?
Ladies and gentlemen, a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg that my son will not eat because he is currently on an oatmeal kick. I have to say that I make the worlds worst oatmeal, so if anyone has any tips for me on that I would greatly appreciate it.
One last important thing, make sure you label your newly hard boiled eggs. It could get messy if you choose the wrong carton.
How do you hard boil an egg?