Aug 25, 2009

Tuesday Tips

Kelly Combs's Tips for Moms

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means... Oh wait, wrong meme... that's ADHD-Jo's meme. Her sister Chatty Kelly also had a meme on Tuesday called Tuesday Tips. That's how I met those two. Well that's how I met Kelly. Hey I just discovered that that was exactly one year ago last Wednesday, 8/19/08.

Anyway, It turns out I was the only person to post a tip in her meme so it turned out to be a very short lived meme. But it began a friendship with a fun and encouraging lady, and her sister and friends too.

Since then I sometimes think up some little tip (nothing spectacular) and think, that would have been good for Tuesday Tips. As providence would have it, Kelly recently started writing a column that offers tips for stay at home moms. So all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Kelly got to write her Tuesday Tips, and on any day of the week she feels like, and the rest of us get to benefit from the fruit of her labor.

If you get a chance, click on the button at the top of this post and take a look at her column. Her articles are short so it only takes a moment.

Now I will leave you with my Tuesday Tip:

I was talking with a friend of mine the other night and she was laughing at how her hard boiled eggs look after she peels them. You know, when the shell doesn't want to come off without taking big chunks of the white with it so you end up with a cratered egg.

Do you want to prevent that from happening? Well here's how you can.

After you pour the boiling water out of the pan, leave the eggs in it and fill it with cold water. Then peel the eggs under the water. That will allow the peel to slide off easily without tearing up the egg and it will wash off any missed shell pieces as well.

Gee I could have my own cooking show. Maybe not. :)


A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!


Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Great tip! And it really works! :) Momma taught me that, too. Thanks.

Tammy said...

My husband and I were just saying the other day that peeling egg successfully will be one of those mysteries until the day we die...not anymore.

love and hugs~Tammy

Kelly Combs said...

You should have your own show! But you may have to settle for your own blog. OR YOU COULD BECOME Arlington's food examiner! Yes, you could! :-) It pays, you know. Just be sure and mention me as your reference.

Thanks for the shout out! And if anyone is interested in becoming an examiner in their area, let me know and I'll give you the details.

Contact me at

Proverbs 27:19 said...

YES! I needed this tip! Thank you, Edie!


Greg C said...

There is also a method that uses a spoon. My wife swears by it and since I had a nice peeled boiled egg for breakfast I have to agree. That is my easy way to do it, let someone else do it. :)

Dorothy Champagne said...

And I thought cold water always made it harder to peel the eggs. All these years I've been burning my fingers. :( Learn something new every day! Thanks.

2Thinks said...

I've become a big fan of Kelly's column and her blog. She convinced me to apply to be an Examiner and now I await their decision on whether or not they think I could write anything for them that anyone would care to have examined. We'll see! One thing is sure: Kelly knows the answer to the Examiner questions. She answered mine.

Greg's column is also awesome- he's a gardening examiner.

As for eggs, this is a great tip. I've always wondered how to do that better. Now I know.

Yolanda said...

I do the very same thing and I also add some ice cubes to my cold water. Hmm, makes me hungry because there isn't anything like a semi-warm boiled egg with a slab of REAL butter and a dash of tobasco sauce. YUM YUM!

My ADHD Me said...

I had forgotten about the Tuesday Tips meme. It was a great idea and God used His timing to use it not only for fun but also as an income supplement.


FINALLY a cooking tip that I will use. (there aren't too many tips for Hamburger Helper, hot-dogs etc, lol). I usually make deviled eggs when I go somewhere that is "bring a dish", (unless I am able to get away with bringing soft drinks). I always have to boil extra eggs to make up for the cratered ones.....a person can only eat so many egg salad sandwiches :)

HisPrincess said...

I've used this tip, and it helps, but I still manage to crater my eggs....perhaps I'm just talented.

Kym (hubby) says it's because the eggs are too fresh (we have our own chickens)

I love your quote at the end of your post by the way!


My Army Brats and Me said...

Just came by to say hi. Miss reading all of your stuff.