Better homes and gardens and souls

I've never been all that successful producing "perfect" hard boiled eggs,
so I have NO idea why I volunteered to help a friend who was responsible
for a Seder meal for two large groups later this week.
Realizing my predicament,   I turned to facebook friends for advice.
And -  Oh Boy - did I get it!
The  l-o-n-g thread of comments was both entertaining and enlightening.
The first batch (above) following what I thought was the best of the best advice
was basically disaster.
So I ran to the store and got more eggs, opened my 40+ year old 
Better Homes and Garden Cook Book, and followed the instructions.
PERFECT results!
"Sometimes the old ways ARE better," commented one facebook friend
when I reported my success later.
 "You are SO right," I responded. 
- It's Biblical, you know! -

God’s Message yet again:
“Go stand at the crossroads and look around.
    Ask for directions to the old road,
The tried-and-true road. Then take it.
    Discover the right route for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16 (The Message)


  1. I bought an egg "thingie" that I put in the water with my eggs. It looks just like an egg except it's acrylic, and it changes colors as the eggs cook. It's foolproof, and I never cook hard-boiled eggs without it. I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, but I suppose you could get them at any kitchen store.

    1. Jackie, my niece told me about this just yesterday! (I actually don't do them enough to justify having another gadget, but it really is interesting.)

  2. A wonderful lesson...simple and true. I got a chuckle at all your responses...I did not add mine because I have the worst luck with peeling eggs. Frank does them with out any problem. I may be egg...lexic.

    1. Egg-lexic! That pretty much sums up my FIRST attempt.

  3. I have the same old cookbook, I got it 47 years ago at my bridal shower. I keep it handy because just like you said, sometimes the old ways are better.
    I need to look up how to hard boil my eggs now!

  4. ok so I don't have THAT what did you DO to get the perfect eggs?

    1. Cover eggs with cold water, 1" above eggs. Bring to boil rapidly. When water boils, reduce heat at once to keep water just below simmering. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes. Cool immediately in cold water. To shell, crack all over,roll gently between palms of hands to loosen. Start to peel from large end. (Better Homes & Gardens) AND these eggs were even fresher than the ones I botched according to the expiration date on carton!

  5. I think that was the first cook book that I ever owned, and still enjoy it. I too have found that the old ways are better, at least for me.~smile~
    Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed and happy Easter.

    1. Thank you, Sue - and blessings to your family, too!

  6. Hi Rebecca,
    and Happy Easter to you my friend.
    That is how I make my boiled eggs usually unless I forget to set the timer, which has happened upon ocassion, cause if they over cook they will be hard to peel. Such a fun job!! lol I, like you.... don't make them that often and especially now that my kids
    have grown up. Loved that scripture verse too, cause truly sometimes the old ways
    are wayyyyyyyyyy better!

    Blessing Hon, Nellie

  7. But what was the instructions in the 40+ year old book (I too am bad at boiled eggs)

    1. Scroll up a few comments, Haddock. I replied to it there.


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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