Confession time. Even though I am a pretty good cook and have very few failures, there is one thing I can not do. I was not able to do it in Junior High HomeEconomics, in college as an activity with my friends or even for my own family. I have tried my mom’s recipe, a few off the Internet and a supposedly fool proof recipe from a friend. I, Kimberly Fletcher, cannot hard boil an egg to save my life.
We have been dying eggs for six years as a family and no matter what method I try, my eggs turn out runny. This year I even let them sit in the hot water longer (okay I forgot they were on the stove and I was folding laundry), but still I cracked into one and the ooze was all over the counter.
Still, I think our pretty runny eggs are — pretty. Don’t you think?
Enjoy your spring break readers! And may you have more success in hard boiling your eggs than I did. If you have the secret to making the perfect hard boiled easy, please do share.
—Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer