Kitchen Gadget & an Etsy Find

This past summer we came to Austin a lot for Manny's job interviews. We would stay with our friends Will and Candice. One day Candice introduced me to the egg-perfect egg timer. I oohed and awed over it! I am all about convenient kitchen gadgets! But there's a funny and slightly embarrassing story that goes along with my need to have this gadget. I'm able to tell it because I can laugh at myself. I'm that blond in the family that says stupid things and never lives it down! It's okay! I can laugh along with them. So here it goes! When I was in high school I would lifeguard during the summers. Well one day before I went to work, my mom told me that she had hard boiled some eggs the day before and if I wanted to make some tuna fish salad with them then I could. Keep in mind that I never cooked in high school. NEVER! If I did it was a disaster. So I gave her a blank look and asked her if I needed to cook them again. Well she looked at me like I had ten heads! She asked why on earth did I think that I needed to recook eggs that had already been hard boiled. I replied with "I thought maybe they go back to their normal state." I was totally serious! That's the sad part. My mom replied with "What food do you know goes back to it's raw state after you've cooked it?" I obviously had no answer! She informed me that no, I didn't have to recook them and they were already cooked. I have never lived that story down and I have been graduated from high school for over 8 years now! I have many more blond moments like this. Needless to say, I have come a long way in the kitchen department. I actually have kitchen stuff on my Christmas list this year! Ha! I never thought that day would come! Even my mother has admitted that I've come a long way in the cooking department. I'm not trying to be a culinary genius in the kitchen like my brother but, I do wish to be able to cook tasty meals for my family. Now you see why I needed this egg timer. When we moved into our apartment in Austin, Candice gave us a housewarming basket and low and behold, she put in an egg-perfect egg timer! I guess she heard me admiring it all summer!

This is the egg-perfect egg timer before I put it in the water.

All you do is stick it in the water with the other eggs and boil! Watch what happens.

This is after it boiled. As the eggs cook, the red fades and lets you know when your boiled eggs are soft, medium, or hard! Love it! Everyone needs one!
On another note. I think most people know that I'm an Etsy fanatic! I love it! I love having my own shop on Etsy and I love buying random things on Etsy. Wait until after Christmas because I have found some good stuff on Etsy this year! But I did get a gift for a wedding we went to recently. We went to Palestine a few weeks ago for Will's sister's wedding. I had never met the couple before but, her sister-in-law Candice assured me that they would like the gift I got for them. I loved it but, I am aware that just because I love it doesn't mean everyone else will. So I bought her this. The only downfall was that the wedding was on October 9th and the gift came in on the 16th. I put a picture in the card and will send it to them. She loved it though. I think I want to try to paint one. I'm thinking I know just who to make one for. The one I bought is painted with vinyl stickers. You can't tell from the picture but, up close you can see bumps from the vinyl stickers underneath. I think I'm gonna try it. Here's a pic of the one I bought for the Paul's.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh Amy! I can so picture the look on your mom's face. - Andi

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