Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sundays In My City #50 - Eggcellent


This Sunday I'm cheering on runners in this Race, but on Friday I had an eggcellent time with Godson in the kitchen.

Do you know how many eggs it take to master the art of egg cracking and then separating the whites from the yolks? With a lot of concentration and about 5 dish towels to wipe up the "oophs I cracked that one too hard" tries....


It takes about 8 or 9 attempts, before it suddenly all makes sense....


Then the next 18 or so are a snap-- or should I say an egg-cracking success!


Lemon Meringue Pie and homemade pasta are in our future using the separated eggs.

How's your Sunday?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins

54 comments:

  1. Eggcelent! He sure looks serious about cracking up. ;)

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  2. The master chef-in-training is now proficient in separating egg whites. Next time show what he cooked using them. He is getting so grown up looking. Hilary cracked me up with her comment!

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  3. nice. looks lik eyou are doing a great job with him..so are you sharing the fruits of your labor? smiles.

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  4. Great pics of the chef at work. I'm in line for a piece of that pie.

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  5. "Eggcelent" - Hilary said it! :)
    Happy Sunday!

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  6. Good for you, for your cheering efforts today. You are a good soul Joanna.
    I have an aesthetic eye, so of course it was drawn to your kitchen right away. I could live in there. If Cute Hubby wasn't around, I'd put a rug in my kitchen too.
    And who wouldn't love to have a head full of hair like your godson? Gorgeous.
    I was allergic to eggs as a kid. Couldn't start eating them until high school.

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  7. Separating eggs is a tough job even for an experienced cook. Good job to Godson!!

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  8. Aren't you the wonderful godmother to do this with him! Lemon pie sounds perfectly wonderful. :) Hope the race goes well for all the participants! Happy Sunday dear sweet lady! XX

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  9. He's so lucky to have you as a godmother!

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  10. love this Joanna, and his hair,
    and your living out of love.

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  11. I want to know why he wanted to learn such a thing?! My son can strip an engine and put it back together with no pieces left over, but this? This he couldn't do! I doubt he ever even thought to want to master such a task!

    Snarky Sister...I can't tell you how much I love you that you did this with him!

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  12. So sweet! And love his expressions you captured.

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  13. Well darn.. I just now noticed the title of your blog post. It must have crept into my brain without notice while I was commenting. The "Eggcellent" is all your. Sorry, Joanna. The yolks on me. ;)

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  14. You are a wonderful Godmother to teach this skill!
    Lemon meringue pie sounds so good!

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  15. They make a thing for that now! Maybe that should be my next As Seen on Tv item.

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  16. Time spent with our grandchildren is always well spent.....love this post....:-) Hugs

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  17. You are such a wonderful godparent.

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  18. That is a wonderful skill. His future spouse thanks you already.

    I hope the walk goes marvelously today.

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  19. You captured the moments so perfectly, very cute. You should see me doing this :D

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  20. The look of concentration is priceless!

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  21. I have actually successfully done this. It's kinda like playing with a slinky - back and forth between the shell halves.
    I've never mentioned this success in eggs to my wife - she would push the envelope on it and have me baking something. For me it's a talent that can remind hidden.

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  22. That's hard to do for even those of us that have been doing this for years!! Great pictures!

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  23. That's too funny. He did much better than I would. I have "butter" fingers in the kitchen. Perhaps he's a chef in the making. And save some lemon meringue pie for me. I love it.

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  24. Would you adopt me, please? I'm no good at making pies, but I DO have an egg separater that I could bring along!

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  25. Godson is adorable as he's concentrating on the project at hand. I can't wait to see the end results of the pasta and lemon meringue pie. Yum!!

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  26. Lemon Meringue Pie.. OMG one of my favourite desserts.. I'm coming over...well.... just as soon as I figure out how to swim thousands of miles ...save me some! *sigh*. lol

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  27. he is so sweet. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. What a cute chef : ) and hooray for you for teching him cooking skills!!!

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  29. Love it and I still can't do that without a few mishaps! Have a wonderful week!

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  30. Looks like you both had fun! :)

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  31. Ooh, that is a good trick to master! Such concentration.

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  32. Oooh - I love lemon meringue pie! Great pictures.

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  33. He's really using some concentration :) Looks like fun - and mmm - pie!!

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  34. omg, did you just say PIE? I love pie. any kind will do. lol

    p.s. did you know there's a kitchen tool to separate eggs? i don't own one, I prefer to do it using the shells....

    cute pics!

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  35. Lemon Meringue Pie and homemade pasta are just about the pinnacle of good foods. This is a good skill for godson to know - there will be lots of great food in his future. I can't imagine the tool folks are mentioning--once you practice, separating eggs is a no-brainer!

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  36. Well done, Teacher. Can't have too darn many skills. I still flush with pride whenever I tie my shoes.

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  37. These photo's are adorable - and just look at his gorgeous hair! Lemon merangue pie is my top favourite all time sweet - but I have to confess, my home made pasta never seems to come out right, no matter how hard I try! Maybe I would benefit from a session in your kitchen, too?

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  38. Anything Lemon and I'm in! Looks like a whole lot of fun!

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  39. What great photos. I love the way you have captured his expression of concentration. Enjoy the food!

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  40. I have to say I make a great lemon pie...my recipe calls for grated lemon peel in the filling...but I have yet to try the home made pasta thingy...maybe in the future.

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  41. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  42. Great mop of hair on that kid!

    Is there a child in the world who doesn't like to crack open eggs? For that matter, so do I?

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  43. A cracking goood time!





    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  44. hahha I love the intense concentration on his face

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  45. How cute is he!!

    Love that you are supporting such a great cause, JJ. Way to go!

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  46. Godson looks so serious! You two have so much fun together! I have not made lemon meringue in a long time. When my paternal grandmother was alive I used to make it for her every year when she came down to visit or if I went up there. That was her very favorite pie!

    I look forward to seeing pictures from the pasta making adventure!

    ~ Tracy

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  47. He looks very serious about it. :) I love lemon meringue pie!

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  48. I hope it was yummy! The pics are great. You will appreciate my post scheduled for Monday--It's a lemon meringue pie disaster story :)

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  49. Great pics!! Look at the concentration on his face!!!
    I remember the feeling of mastering this task -what a great day that was (my mom prob felt the same, after all the eggs I practiced on!).

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  50. A Master Chef in the making. And its not an easy job separating eggs either.

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