The first blog is probably supposed to be an intro to your life…what this blog will be about, etc., etc. Without wasting any time doing that, this story tells you what life is like as this ‘Mama Burde.’
My new recipe to make hard boiled eggs…
Ram some eggs into a pot and set on the stove to boil while both kids are actually napping at the same time.
Leave the kitchen saying to yourself, ‘you won’t forget about these,’ even though you have the worst memory in the history of the world second only to your mother.
Dash into your office and frantically try and get work done since your nanny quit and husband is out of town for the week.
Sit in your office and say to yourself, ‘what is that sound?’
Yell at the dog (who has snuck on your bed) for making a strange noise, but never let it occur to you that it might be something boiling on the stove.
Continue to say (at least five times), ‘what the heck is that noise?’
Look out your office window.
Go stare at the dog.
Check and see if someone turned the heat on.
Continue to wonder.
When your baby wakes up, walk out of your office down the hall and add to the list of questions, ‘what is that smell?’
Go into the kitchen to plug the monitor back in and FINALLY realize it is the eggs you put into the pot 50 minutes earlier.
Make sure all the water has completely boiled away and the eggs are literally frying in their own shells.
Call yourself an idiot.
Put them in cold water in the fridge and hope for the best.
Remarkably…perhaps miraculously, these will be the best hard boiled eggs you’ve ever made; so perfect your egg-crackin’ toddler peels them all herself.
Watch for these recipes and others in my new cookbook, ‘Multitask Cooking – How to Somehow Scrape a Meal Together While Doing at Least 10 Other Things.’