Bring the eggs to room temperature before cooking. If you keep your eggs in the refrigerator, set the eggs you want to soft-boil on the counter for about 30 minutes before boiling. This lessens the chance that the eggs will crack when they hit the boiling water.
Bring a pot of water to boiling on the stove while the eggs are warming up to room temperature.
Boil a medium-size egg for three minutes. Set a timer when you place the eggs in the boiling water. Remove when the timer goes off.
Boil large eggs for four minutes. Add an additional minute for extra large eggs.
Remove the egg from the water and run it under cold water for at least 30 seconds to prevent further residual cooking.
We spent the middle of the day with M2T2, moving an exercise machine to their basement, chatting, and then they took us to lunch at the Diner on some street...can't recall. It was crowded and fun and the food was excellent.
Actually we've had a lot of great food, Before M2T2 went to Texas for Christmas they invited us to dinner and we hit Dadonnas. Whle in PA with the Christensens we ate at a lovely old train depot...great food, super ribs (and I am still and always will be a ribs sorta girl). Also, Jocelyn made 2 really good items...check out her blog for the gingerbread pancakes as well as the Bean/Corn dip (which I ate until I think I was a bean! and While Skyping with Miss Lily and have her serve us 'pizza' from the wood set we gave her, Robert was 'inspired' to get us Stella's pizza. That was a treat. Yesterday we were with the NHB and got burgers and fries from a Cbus place. We had our annual holiday nibbles with the Barlows and came home with a baggie of their amazing fudge.
I wonder...do we try out new places more often during a holiday, or when the kids are grown and gone from the home because we have more available cash, or do we just think we do? Do we enjoy food more during the holidays, any holiday? For me, it's any reason at all for fun, food and friends.
So Happy Old Year to all of you who made mine so delightful. Thanks for the gifts of understanding and love and companionship. Thanks for books to read and share and study. Let's see what 2012 brings us to. Love to all.....
and I decided another of my 2012 goals is to work on one drawer every day...toss out the junk, file away the good, and become more organized before this time next year. My other goal, which I have to write down because a goal is not a goal unless it is written down, is to sort through my mom's photos of which there are thousands, label them, scan them, and then get a Creative Memory book made out of them, adding to them the stories I know.