Monday, April 19, 2021

Tip for Tuesday

 I eat boiled eggs for breakfast quite frequently.  I saw a tip about boiling eggs that I had to try.  I don't know about you but I have a terrible problem with eggs cracking when I put them into boiling water.  It's a rare thing for me to not lose at least one egg.
I've heard a lot of people start their eggs in cold water to avoid this, but I can't stand to wait around for it to come to a boil, plus it makes it harder to peel
So - the tip I saw, said to poke a tiny hole into the wide bottom of the egg.  This allows the air to escape from the pocket at the bottom and  that makes them less likely to crack

I tried it:

Here are the eggs, the holes are poked into them and they are ready to boil.  You can see the tack I used to make the hole.

I put them into the boiling water and guess what?  Not a single crack!

Here's the eggs, freshly boiled and not a leak out of those little holes.

When I went to use them, they peeled like a charm!
I've done this several times now, and not one egg has cracked.
I'll be using this method in the future.  It's well worth the little bit of time it takes to poke those holes.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Little Critters

 Last week, I had a day where I had a few unusual critter cross my path.

It started in the morning on my way to work.  This is not unusual because several homes near us have chickens, and they are free range.  They like to cross the road, and don't feel that they need to hurry for any vehicles coming their way.  This chicken was with a few others, who slowly meandered in front of me and then made their way into the woods.

After I had been at work for a little while, I saw something outside my window..  We have a storage building behind our facility, and something was walking in front of it.

It was a racoon!  He really wanted to get inside.

He finally gave up and wandered off.  I'm glad the doors were all closed up though, because he would have made himself at home in that building!

Last was the craziest sighting!
I got out of work early because I had to come back and work at night.  I hadn't had lunch, so was driving through McDonalds.  I was asked to pull ahead and wait.  There was another car in front of me, and imagine my surprise when I saw this critter, come out the window and hang out on the drivers arm!

A beautiful, brightly colored parrot!  This is not a common sight in our area,

He was huge, and you can't see how long his tail was.  It was so cool to see.
I got my lunch and came home.  No more critters were seen on my drive.

Thursday, April 15, 2021