These cute little objects are hard boiled egg molds. During my Bento Box obssession last summer I came across these. (No, I do not know why I developed an obssession with Bento, it's not as though I ever pack anyone a lunch. If you don't know what Bento is, look at this Flickr pool to see some amazing examples.) I had never heard molding hard boiled eggs before, but fell in love with the idea. Last week I finally broke down and bought some molds. It's probably easier if I just show you what they do.
First, you hard boil your eggs, just as you normally would. Then when they are still hot, you peel them and put the egg into the mold. I haven't had any problems peeling them. I do it in the sink and hold the egg under the faucet whenever it gets too hot to touch.
You then close up the mold and put it in a bowl of cold water. They stay there until the egg has completely cooled.
When the eggs are cool, you open up the molds and you have hard boiled eggs in the shapes of cars and fish and bunnies and bears. (I haven't had as much luck with the bears. They really need extra-large eggs and I only have large ones on hand.) There are also stars and hearts which I may have to get next.
Here the are all done:
And the fish:
Pretty fun, huh? The children all love them and are very excited every time I do this. I don't often feel like a fun mom and this is an easy way to make my children feel special and loved.
So that's one part of tomorrow's breakfast. We'll also be having some homemade apple cider doughnuts which I made today as well:
I love fall. Now, to get back to the pumpkin I have draining on my kitchen counter that I need to freeze.