Do you have anything that keeps you humble? You know, little things that you should be good at, that you sometimes are good at, but that sometimes you totally mess up and you realize that you’re not really so good at them after all? Today mine is soft boiled eggs. I’m incredibly picky about them, how long they’re cooked, the texture and hardness level of both the yolk and the white… and at one time I’d perfected the cooking process so they came out just to my specifications each time. I hadn’t made them in a while (you’re not supposed to have them while you’re pregnant) and I recently started making them again, only to realize that I’d forgotten all my tricks. Through a process of trial and many too-soft eggs, I finally figured it out and was back on my game.
I cooked the eggs the right amount of time (I think, but who knows now?) and they came out far too runny. So I’m forced to admit that I’m not so good as I thought, I have no space to be proud of my soft boiling abilities.
I’m also forced to admit that sometimes my posts are really mundane, aren’t they?