Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Egg-cellent ideas to boil eggs

 Pinterest is overflowing with ways to cook the perfect boiled egg.  I thought I would try some of these egg-cellent ideas for you!

A few extra tips I found... 
If the eggs are older (more than 5 days), they peel better.
Brown eggs don’t crack as easy as white eggs!
Try dying brown and white eggs.  The colors are different!  (And brown eggs are so much easier to peel!)
Perfectly peeled eggs 
 Cover eggs with cold water and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. 
Bring to a gentle simmer. Cook at the gentle simmer for 8 minutes.  
Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with cold water. Allow to cool.  

Bang each end on a hard surface to crack. Remove a little circle of shell from each end. Put your mouth to one hole and blow really hard or gently peel.

My experience:  First of all, I love the idea of how to peel the egg BUT really hope none does these for any Easter potlucks I am going to, EWWWW on the germs :) I was able to get a fairly decent egg out of this!  The eggs was cooked perfectly and besides a small divot (which could have been my anxiousness), it peeled rather perfectly.  I think this process passes the deviled egg candidate test!
Boiling eggs in the oven
Place the eggs in a mini muffin tin
Preheat oven to 325
Bake eggs for 30 minutes
Immerse in cold water for 10 minutes

My experience: These were super easy!  They did get these weird brown spots on them 
but when I rinsed the eggs the brown spots did go away. 
For peeling, they peeled really well.  A brown spot did show through on one of them but not all of them! 
Crockpot boiled eggs
Fill your crock pot with eggs.  Make sure not to stack the eggs.
Fill with enough water to barely cover the eggs
Add 3T Vinegar.
Do not peak while cooking!
Cook on high for 2.5 hours or on medium for 4.5 hours.
Immerse in cold water when they are done cooking!

My experience:  These were super simple so I was hoping they would also pass the “pretty” test when I tried to peel them. Unfortunately, they peeled really bad for me.  I don’t think they would make a good deviled egg candidate BUT they would definitely be an easy fix for just snack.
Scrambling a boiled egg
Isn't my model so cute :) 
Put egg in the t-shirt
Tie the ends to hold it in place
Wind the sleeve by spinning several times and then pull tight
Boil the egg as normal 
My experience:  This was supposed to be an egg that comes out yellow like it has been completely scrambled.  Uhhh… not so much for me.  This would be a PINTEREST FAIL.
Not so scrambled, is it... haha


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Creative Ways to ask or answer to a school dance

It’s that time of the year again!  Prom season is here and everything about it is so much fun, beginning with getting a date!  Here are some creative ways to ask and answer a date for any school dance!

3 ways to ASK to the dance

Items Needed:
White boiled eggs
Easter egg dye kit

Boil eggs
Write your name on an egg in white
Make the sign “I think it would be an egg-cellent idea to go to prom together!  I would DYE if you said yes” 
Leave it all on the porch, and run!
Your date will have to dye the eggs to see who it is that asked them to the dance!
**Check out this "fail"!  I literally dyed this egg OVERNIGHT and still couldn't get it any darker than this!!!

Items Needed:
Sharpie Marker
1 orange

Make one sign that says “knock knock”, another that says “you glad you’re getting asked to prom by this cutie”
Write “ORANGE” on the orange.
Put your name on the bottom of a cutie and hide it in the basket.
Place on the porch, knock and run!
I used this pin for inspiration:

Items Needed:
Box or packaging for delivery
Cute pin

Write your name on a little piece of paper
Place inside the balloon
Blow up balloon
Tie a tag on the ribbon that says “Let’s “pop” some moves on the dance floor at prom!
Attach a cute pin to the tag

3 Ways to Answer to the Dance

Items Needed:
Fun Soda
Signs that say “YES” and “I would be soda-lighted to go to prom with you”

Attach the sign to the soda and you are done!
OK OK - I know this isn’t for everyone but I guarantee High School student like this idea…
Items needed:
Easter basket or container with candy and easter grass

Make poster that says “You bet your grass I”ll go to the dance with you”.
You can see detailed pictures on my blog!
This was actually my  Original Idea

I saw these beans on Etsy HERE  and loved the idea to have them made!  You can customize the beans to say YES if you want to use this to answer or even to have your name done!  
I am working on testing how long it takes to have the name show on the plant so your date doesn’t have to wait weeks and weeks to find out your answer… Stay tuned and I will update my blog with the time it takes. That way, you can grow your plant from home and then deliver it just a day or two before it should sprout!

All you need is the fun beans and a sign that says “Water this plant and you will see, who the date to your next dance will be”.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A few favorite life hacks

Pinterest is full of life hacks. I have been dying to see if some of these work!  Some do… some sooooo don’t!
“Orange Roll”
This is a good and mess free way to cut an orange
Slice both ends off.  
Cut a slit where the skin is.
Shoe holder water bottle storage!
I am always so sick of my water bottles being all over the place!  Check out my mess: 
I saw this idea and love it so much I just had to share!
Boiled egg peeling
Here is the original pin
For this life hack, you put 1/2” of water in a cup.
Put your egg in there, shake it up and voila!  
Your egg should be totally peeled. 

Uh.. not sure what happened here but definitely did not peel my egg!