Explosives in the
I think it was
Hooch that mentioned using kitchen explosives to blow off the
door of my garage when it was holding my car hostage, and I
mentioned that sugar was an explosive. My husband used to work
for Domino sugar and they had to be very careful lest they blow
up the plant! I learned that they use sugar in the making of
movies at times, when they want to have an exciting looking
explosion… interesting don’t you think?
Well today I
learned about another item found in the normal everyday kitchen
that, under the right conditions.. Will explode.
Eggs. Yes, I said
eggs. You see, I plan to make a blackened chicken salad for
dinner tonight, as it is hot and humid, more like July than
April. I thought a nice light dinner was in order. One of the
ingredients of this salad is hard-boiled eggs. Now, when I want
hard boiled eggs, I place them in a small pot and when the salty
water boils, I cover them and remove them from the heat. Simple,
right? Except for today, when I put half a dozen eggs on to boil
and then took my bagel and coffee into the living room. polished
them off and wandered upstairs to check my e-mail. Well, you
know how that is. Once seated in front of the computer the rest
of the world sort of faded into the mists.. and I sat here
reading and writing and visiting site after site.
A while ago I
thought I smelled something cooking.. and thought.. hmmm.. must
be coming from next door.. then, the cooking smelled like
burning.. and I heard things that sounded like light bulbs
exploding. I ran down the stairs as fast as my chubby little
legs would carry me.. and there were eggs exploding all over the
I ran to the stove
to turn off the burner and to thrust the pot under cold water..
and stepped in hot mushy egg. The smell is remarkably offensive
( blech hardly begins to describe it ).
Question 1. How
does one remove hard-boiled egg from the ceiling?
Question 2. Has
anyone ever asked question 1 before?