Progress and eggs
Since I don't have much stitching to show off, I'll show off my new toy. I'm not much of a cook anymore, preferring to make what I can nuke in the microwave and what is quick. Therefore, frozen foods that can be microwaved are quite big on my list. Things that take a while to cook, or things I'm going to feel like I need to cook a lot of to justify, just don't get made. One of the things I haven't made lately and I love are hard boiled eggs. Ok, I hear most of you laughing saying those aren't hard. I agree, but, they do take time (20 minutes plus) and if I'm going to heat a bunch of water and use the stove to cook that long I feel I need to make quite a few. Since I'm the only one that wants to eat them, I don't really need a lot. However, this weekend I was out shopping and found this really neat new toy, it is a Egg Boiler for the Microwave by Nordic Ware. It looks just like an egg and works wonderfully. To make my eggs I just open it up into its three parts like this The bottom of the egg I fill with water to the fill line. Then I put the metal middle back in, which has 4 little indents to put eggs in. I can cook just 1 or up to 4 eggs.
Once the eggs are in, I snap the top back on, put it in the microwave, and cook for 10 minutes. Let it cool for 2 minutes and I have eggs. Much quicker (and I think less energy) than the old way. Also, especially in the summer it will be nice not to have the extra heat in the house that running the stove for that amount of time would give. And if I get sidetracked and forget them, the microwave turns off by itself, I don't have to worry about boiling the pot dry. I used it for the first time yesterday and made a couple and it worked wonderful. Eggs were done, easy to peel, and are now gone, guess I need to make some more for lunch tomorrow.
Today is Memorial Day so I have the day off. It looks like it is going to be a lovely day. We had storms last night, which was good as we needed the rain. However, it is nice and sunny now. Hope you all have a good day too.