Hard Boiled Eggs Are Ruining My Marriage

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Easter is a stressful holiday in my house, and not because of religious reasons or the fact that too many relatives are coming over for brunch. Rather, it's because at the end of the day we always have too many hard boiled eggs left over -- and it drives my husband absolutely batty.

Here's what always happens on Easter: My mom makes everyone color hard boiled eggs, and because I'm the only one in the family who likes them, she sends them all home with me -- much to my husband's dismay.

He H-A-T-E-S eggs of any description and claims that hard-cooked eggs are the worst offenders. If I even try to eat one in the house, he starts complaining that "Eggs stink. And [subsequently] the house stinks, and everything stinks, etc." And, then I'm banished to the porch to finish my egg.

And even if I'm home alone and eat one and then dispose of the evidence before he comes back, he always knows. He'll come in, nostrils flared, sniffing the air and looking for eggshell remnants -- it's creepy I tell you. And, sort of a tragedy, because though I really do love hard boiled eggs ... it's just not worth all the drama.

Seriously, Easter, I think you come around once a year just to torture me.

Is there a food you love that makes your SO gag?

Stay tuned for ideas of what to do with those leftover Easter eggs ...

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nonmember avatar sharongilo

Your husband's hard boiled eggs are my husband's bananas!


baref... barefooted1

Oh! This is so funny!  I think we all have a similar "hot button" of some sort.  My MIL always sends tons of stuff home with us.  Fortunately, we live near an apartment full of "starving students" who go to the local college who are ALWAYS glad to have extra food.  I just thank her nicely, and call the kids to come get.  As to the eggs...same thing...thank your MIL nicely (even better if hubby does!)...only I recommend the nearest dumpster on the way home if you have no one who wants all those eggs.  Then bask in having "worked together" to solve a minor problem and remember the fun parts of the day.

mamma... mammawdot14

easter eggI would either tell her or have your lovely DH tell her.It's his mom .But you'd think she'd know,surely he just didn't start disliking them when the two of U married. Do u have neighbor's? My husband loves hb eggs.And he can find so many ways to eat them,I like them,too.Fortunitly all my family(our kids,in-laws,grandkids,great-grandkids) love them & they go home that evening.We always run out. It's that next day that will kill ya' !! And we don't light candles around here for a few days either.  What I love that he doesn't is 'CABBAGE' (anyway it can b made.So it's kinda' "A Backatcha' " thing around here.LOL

mamma... mammawdot14

This is me again.I 4got to say ,we don't boil eggs for Easter anymore.Only for what we're fixing, potato salad,etc.We get plastic eggs & put a pc. of candy,change,etc.I have my kid's bring 1 doz plastic (filled)eggs for each child that will b hunting eggs. We also have plastic eggs.have a good night

sodapple sodapple

so far no. =-)

othermom othermom

LOL. My husband hates peas and stuff but not that bad

Leele... Leelee1008

we make a pretty good amount of them at easter but whatever we dont use we toss and not really think about it to much

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