Oy I am so tired this afternoon!? Oh yeah, a baby is growing in there… I had lots of energy this morning – walked to Body Pump and met up with Sara, who was able to come to daytime pump for the first time in weeks. Class was good. I was feeling good. Chest is going to hurt tomorrow!
I came home and downed some OJ to tide me over until lunch was ready. Also had a few grapes to plump up the ole blood sugar.
This lunch took a little bit of time to cook because I made hard-boiled eggs!
One of the coolest things I did when I worked in public relations years ago was dine with Food Network Chef Sara Moulton for dinner at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville the night before a big real estate event we were putting on for a client. We had Sara come for a cooking demo at our event. When asked about her apprenticeship under Julia and the techniques and recipes she learned, Sara shared that Julia taught her how to make a perfect hard boiled egg. I paid close attention when she told us the recipe:
Put eggs in cold water submerged in a pot
Bring to juuuuust at a boil
Remove from heat, cover with lid and set timer for 13 minutes
Take a shower
Plunge in ice cold water
[Ok, the take a shower part was my contribution 🙂 ]
But really this method works so well. The cold shocks the eggs into pulling away from their shells and easier to peel.
Although only by word of mouth, I feel that Julia herself taught me how to make these perfect hard-boiled eggs : )
I enjoyed two with S+P for lunch along with a serving of brown rice topped with coconut butter and a few green beans (I’m trying!)
And because I could just feel the craving coming on…a Mason Jar cookie from my freezer for dessert.
I already dozed off while working earlier this afternoon. I’m sipping hot peach oolong tea to try to wake myself back up!