“A friend is someone who thinks that you’re a good egg even though he knows that you’re slightly cracked,” or so the saying goes.
Speaking of novel ways to use eggs, you can make your sweetheart a special heart-shaped egg this Easter. Just hard boil the eggs for about 15 minutes, then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to make removing the shells easier. Once cool, remove the shells. [NOTE: This works best with freshly boiled eggs, when the yolks are still slightly malleable, so don’t let them sit around too long.]
Next, use a piece of light cardboard (a piece cut from the side of a milk carton is perfect) to make a cradle as shown (it’s like a little cardboard canoe!). Place the egg in the cradle, and use two rubber bands to fasten a pencil or a chopstick on top of the egg to apply pressure and make the desired indentation. Put the egg (still in the cradle) in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or even overnight.
And, voila, you have a heart-shaped egg — all for about 20 cents! Truly eggs-traordinary! This short video has more step-by-step instructions. (Photos by Tish King)