Here at Casa Linguini we take our triumphs where we can get them.
To that end, here are a few culinary successes over the past week.
First and that of which I am most proud, are the perfect hard boiled egg.
Okay, maybe this isn’t impressive to you, but I have an ongoing battle with hard boiled eggs. My criteria for perfection is that they are easy to peel without any of the white having to be pocked by fingernails and the yolk must not have any gray in it. I don't even demand that the yolk remain perfectly centered in the largest part of the oval -- only that they don't resemble spackle.
In spite of following all the myriad of “fool proof” tips for the perfect hard boiled egg, I have never achieved the goal of all the eggs in the batch I’m making turning out perfect. I may get one perfect one, but the rest will have that gray coating around the yolk; or the entire white will split; or the shell will come off in little tiny splinters.
But behold! Eggy perfection with which to torture Heir 2, who absolutely hates hard boiled eggs.
The other minor triumph was actually a mistake that turned out well.
Oatmeal banana blueberry muffins. No sugar. Not on purpose, mind you. I simply forgot because I was making lemonade at the same time and put the sugar destined for the muffins in the lemonade and then forgot about the muffin batter. Still, two dozen muffins didn’t last 24 hours, so it couldn’t have been that bad.
Just one more thing: