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May 7 2012 at 4:31 PM

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My brother and his girlfriend invited me over on Saturday. They provided a lovely dinner of enchiladas made with roasted green chiles they transported back from New Mexico, numerous sides and Mexican chocolate cake. However, they only provided dinner forks. No salad forks and no dessert forks. How harshly should I judge them? Also, should I refuse future invitations or bring my own cutlery next time? Please advise.

 
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May 7 2012, 4:35 PM 

You should invite them to your house for dinner, which is preceded by a 45 minute lesson on the hows, whens and whys of cutlery.

In the middle of the meal, let them know that they are being tested on their cutlery use, and that only if they pass will they receive the antidote.

This usually clears up any lazy attitude towards proper cutlery etiquette.

 
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'neady
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May 7 2012, 4:45 PM 

Well don't ever come to our house for dinner. You'll be eating with your fingers and drinking out of salsa jars.

 
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Arwen
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May 7 2012, 4:46 PM 

I find the best source of judgement would be: what was the egg cozy situation?

In fact, which one do you prefer?

The Canadian in me prefers this one

[linked image]

but you can't argue the cuteness and simplicity of this

[linked image]

 
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May 7 2012, 4:50 PM 

A penguin is both cute and Canadian
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Arwen
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May 7 2012, 4:55 PM 

I'm not sure penguins are Canadian happy.gif

This would be Canadian

[linked image]

And here I thought there would be zero results for "Moose egg cozy." The internet really does have everything.

 
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May 7 2012, 5:22 PM 

Dang you, Arwen. Dang you to heck. Must go home and crochet myself ninja egg cozies. Right. Now.
[linked image]

 
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Arwen
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May 7 2012, 5:32 PM 

LOVE!!!!!

 
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Funk
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May 7 2012, 6:27 PM 

Before today, I have never even heard of an egg cozy, much less seen whimsical egg cozies. Is this some aspect of the "brunch" concept?

 
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May 7 2012, 6:36 PM 

What is the simplest, most successful way to prepare soft boiled eggs with a runny yolk? I think I may make that for the kids tomorrow morning. They love "dripping eggs." We originally called them dipping eggs, but... kids are messy.

 
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AnonoNut
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May 7 2012, 6:39 PM 



    
This message has been edited by Lizzlee on May 7, 2012 6:43 PM


 
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Louise
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May 7 2012, 6:40 PM 


 
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(Login Lizzlee)
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May 7 2012, 6:45 PM 

But what if I want to make six at once? I think that would affect the timing.

 
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May 7 2012, 6:49 PM 

I don't think so - from the time that the water's boiling to when they're done, it should be the same amount of time. But I'm no scientist.

 
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AnonoNut
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May 7 2012, 6:52 PM 



    
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May 7 2012, 6:52 PM 

Well, I guess it's time to start experimenting! Good thing eggs are on sale. The other week I got 2 dozen eggs for $1 !!!

 
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May 7 2012, 7:03 PM 

It's your duty to experiment!

FOR SCIENCE!

 
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May 7 2012, 7:48 PM 

My mom makes herself "poached" eggs all the time. Her poached eggs are eggs which are soft boiled and then she peels them onto toast.

She puts them into boiling water and cooks for 5 minutes. For normal size eggs that gives a soft yolk, cooked white.

Sometimes she has larger eggs and the white is still a little too soft for my liking, but I only eat them like once a year anyway.

 
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May 7 2012, 7:57 PM 

Funk, egg cozies are most definitely a brunch thing. They keep the eggs warm, something that is only an issue if you are serving them at a leisurely pace and are sidetracked by mimosas.

 
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potato
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May 7 2012, 8:04 PM 

I'm with Funk on this one.
I knew there was a thing called a tea cozy, and for years I've been meaning to google that but so far haven't gotten around to it, and now I find out that on top of that there are egg cozies in the world and even though I now know (thanks to people here) what egg cozies look like, I have absolutely no clue what they do. Besides be cute.

ETA: Thanks PG. That helps me too. Mostly.


    
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May 7 2012, 8:11 PM 

I don't get it.

Is this entire thread just mocking Appalled, or are you people serious?

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May 7 2012, 10:07 PM 

Exactly Hep. We must get back to the point.

Cutlery on Cinco de Mayo? I think you are missing the point, PG!





 
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jollyroger
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May 7 2012, 10:17 PM 

They should have smuggled actual Mexicans over the boarder to prepare dinner.
So disappointing.

 
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PearlGurl
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May 7 2012, 11:18 PM 

No cutlery?!? Do you gulp the enchiladas out of one of 'Neady's salsa jars?

 
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ED
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May 8 2012, 5:33 AM 

I agree with Hep - this sounds like an Appy pastiche.

But just in case it isn't, I suggest washing the forks after each course and then re-using. What's the problem?

 
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PearlGurl
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May 8 2012, 8:39 AM 

I should also mention that they offered plain paper napkins instead of festive cloth napkins properly starched and folded into origami, as I would have. Perhaps I could give them a proper set under the guise of a thank you gift? I don't have time to look for myself, so let me know when you find something appropriate. Also, no chili pepper motifs ~shudder~.

 
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Appalled
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May 8 2012, 8:39 AM 

Obviously mocking, a salad course wasn't even served!

 
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Squid Boy
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May 8 2012, 8:54 AM 

HA! First thing I saw too Appy, and my giveaway as well.

 
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May 8 2012, 9:06 AM 

~sigh~ I mentioned "numerous sides". How do you know one of them didn't require a shrimp fork? You weren't there.
Now where are my napkin recommendations? Also, Arwen needs egg cups to go with her egg cozies. I suggest this:
[linked image]

 
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Appalled
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May 8 2012, 9:10 AM 

Wait until AC sees this harsh needling at my expense. It is making me angry, afraid and ruining my fun. He'll have some stern words for you. Get ready for a good talking to.

 
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May 8 2012, 9:14 AM 

Excellent point. Clearly you would have gone with an egg cup specific to the occasion, given your lovely taste:
[linked image]

 
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May 8 2012, 9:17 AM 

Oh oh oh!!! I made the soft boiled eggs this morning! I brought a small pot of water to a boil, added my six eggs (straight from the fridge, not room temperature), covered the pot and removed it from the heat for eight minutes. They were PERFECT!!!!

 
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Appalled
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May 8 2012, 9:19 AM 

I don't own egg cups and. Have never eaten or made a soft boiled egg. Sorry I can't be of more help.

cjhili pepper theme is over done tho, avoid at all costs.

 
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Appalled
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May 8 2012, 9:22 AM 

How did you serve them, in egg cups?

 
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May 8 2012, 9:23 AM 

These are my egg cups:

[linked image]

 
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Appalled
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May 8 2012, 9:27 AM 

Now I have to buy egg cups.... Did you make toast solders to dunk?

 
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May 8 2012, 9:29 AM 

I did indeed!

 
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ED
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May 8 2012, 9:43 AM 

I always serve my eggs on a plucked chicken's ass.

 
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Arwen
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May 8 2012, 10:27 AM 

Not sure what you're going for here ED...

 
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ED
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May 8 2012, 10:36 AM 

An end to bourgeois eating habits.

 
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Lisa
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May 8 2012, 11:46 AM 

I've heard of egg cozies before, but didn't really think about what they were. Now that I've seen them, I want! They almost makes me want to learn to knit.
[linked image]

 
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Lisa
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May 8 2012, 11:49 AM 

BTW, PG, sorry I didn't answer your question.
I'd say, forgive and not judge. Mexican chocolate cake makes everything seem forgivable, in my humble chocolate drizzled opinion.

 
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May 8 2012, 12:02 PM 

Put me in the "news to me about egg cozies" camp as well.





 
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