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All Parts of Eggs Lead to Savings
Posted By Jeff Yeager On March 21, 2013 @ 1:00 pm In Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
“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)
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 Check out the Cheap Life!: http://www.youtube.com/cheaplifechannel
 Easter.: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-04-2011/double-duty-easter-decorations.html
 inexpensive: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-11-2009/foods_under_a_dollar_per_pound.html
 repurpose an eggshell : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-04-2012/can-this-be-reused-quiz.html
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Egg-Supplies.jpg
 your sweetheart: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2010/savings_challenge_cheap_date_tips.html
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Egg-Process.jpg
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/FinalHeart-open.jpg
 instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lCAqRzMtVM
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