Monday, May 11, 2009
Burned Hard-Boiled Eggs
Yes, hard-boiled eggs, do, indeed, burn! As I was attempting to get myself ready to head out for a retreat tomorrow morning, I was making sure my sweet husband had some food prepared in my absence. This included some chicken, and 9 hard-boiled eggs. I put the eggs on to boil, and headed upstairs with a load of "put away" items, then I'd come back down stairs and set the timer for the eggs to boil their allotted 10 minutes. While upstairs, I found some binding for a quilt ready to be sewn together, so I quickly made the binding, and then decided to apply it to the quilt. That didn't take long, either. I was feeling pretty good about the entire process...only an hour to do the binding and the "put aways". I had laid the quilt out on the floor to admire it's beauty, when I heard a loud "pop"! I thought to myself, "Wonder what that was?"!! Then, the smell of burnt toast was enveloping the room. I thought to myself, "Wonder what that could be? Is one of the neighbors burning tree limbs again?". So, I decided to investigate. As I made my way to the staircase, it occurred to me what the smell was!! I panicked, and ran! THE EGGS! I had completely forgotten about them! The loud "pop" I heard was the eggs exploding! The pan had boiled dry, and was not far from catching fire! I turned the gas burner off, and thanked my God for sparing me a house fire! Think I might have to buy a new pan, too!