Thursday, April 4, 2013

Recovering From Kitchen Failures

The Internet lies. Oh, I know what you're thinking. "They can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true." But that's actually not the case. Especially when people post these awesome recipes and craft ideas, and make it look like they're so simple that any idiot can do it. Well, apparently they underestimated this idiot.

The kids and I were going to make deviled eggs over the weekend. Because I grew up in Texas, and we make deviled eggs for every holiday. And I had seen these really cool pictures online of people making "marbled eggs" (and talking about how easy it was) so I thought it would be cool to try.

So we boiled our eggs, and the kids helped crack the shells.

We decided to make rainbow colored eggs, which the kids thought would be awesome.

And it provided a great opportunity to reinforce some concepts and practice mixing colors. (Never pass up a learning opportunity, we always say.)

So we mixed all the colors, added some vinegar, and let the cracked eggs soak for about 30 minutes (just like all the online directions had told us to.)

And after all of that, this is what we had to show for it. The shells were pretty...

... but that's about as far as it went.

If you look closely you can see that one of the eggs almost had a little bit of the marbling on it.

I'm not exactly sure what we did wrong, but I'm guessing that perhaps we didn't crack the eggs quite enough. (We were trying to be careful and not break the membrane, as the instructions had all indicated. But maybe we should have been a little more forceful.) Or maybe it was something else. I don't know.

So as I was peeling the eggs, grumbling to myself that the project hadn't worked, I was trying to figure out how to salvage things. And the thought actually went through my head, "Well, now what do we do with the eggs?" That of course made me laugh at my own ridiculousness, because "Duh! We make deviled eggs with them like we were going to do in the first place!"

And so that's what we did.

Because you know how the old saying goes. When life hands you unmarbled boiled eggs, make deviled eggs with them anyway, because they're still delicious.


  1. Hahaha!! LOVE this post! Such a fun project, even if it didn't turn out *exactly* as planned. I'm sure the kids loved it!

    1. Thanks! We really did have a lot of fun. And once the deviling of the eggs began, the kids didn't care even the slightest bit that they weren't marbled.

  2. Ha ha ha!!! I love your interaction with the kids and you can't go wrong with deviled eggs! Cute blog.