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Old 02-18-2018, 01:07 PM   #11
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So what was the boy doing while you were away?
Slept late after being at his friend's house late last night, then cleaned his room. By the time he came out to help, I was pretty much done clearing the snow.

He had asked for $6 the other day so he could buy some molle equipped backpack, so I told him to do some work.
When I came in this morning, I mentioned that he missed out on his chance to make $20.

He then helped with the eggs and shrimp cocktail, but he ain't getting a penny for fun work.

He'll have another chance next week with yard clean up, but I'm not going to push it. He needs to learn to want to work, not be spoon fed.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #12
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If you are interested in Kenji's take:

The Food Lab: How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs | Serious Eats
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:39 PM   #13
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Interesting article. I'll have to try it. I notice he debunks several egg boiling myths along the way.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:32 PM   #14
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Slept late after being at his friend's house late last night, then cleaned his room. By the time he came out to help, I was pretty much done clearing the snow.

He had asked for $6 the other day so he could buy some molle equipped backpack, so I told him to do some work.
When I came in this morning, I mentioned that he missed out on his chance to make $20.

He then helped with the eggs and shrimp cocktail, but he ain't getting a penny for fun work.

He'll have another chance next week with yard clean up, but I'm not going to push it. He needs to learn to want to work, not be spoon fed.
You my friend are a very good Dad.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:01 PM   #15
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When I worked with cooking eggs, yes I have done that, we used to add egg to a pot of cold water, when it started to boil, we would turn the heat of and leave lid on for 10 minutes and the eggs would be perfect, no matter size.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:15 PM   #16
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I use the easiest method for hard boiled eggs. Go to Kroger, buy already boiled and peeled eggs.

It costs more money, but there is a lot less profanity involved.

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Old 02-18-2018, 10:31 PM   #17
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You my friend are a very good Dad.

Thank you, K-L. That means a lot to me.
The kid makes it easy, though.

And thanks to all. I'll be researching this further. Guess what went first today? 2 dozen eggs, or 48 half Deviled eggs were gone toot suite.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:10 PM   #18
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Re those eggs: any advice as to changes in method if the eggs are newer/older, and are the eggs room temp before putting in the pot? Does either thing matter at all? Thanks, folks.
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This gadget would help with peeling stubborn shells, but I tried a small teaspoon by doing the same and it worked well too.

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Old 02-19-2018, 12:27 PM   #20
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Interesting how many different ways there is just to boil some eggs. I use cold water. Bring to boil and then cook for 5-6 minutes. Of course if you are going to boil 20-30 eggs the time might increase to at least 20, maybe even longer. minutes.
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