A watched pot never boils……
I am here to shatter the universal truths of wives tales all across the globe. Today I write to declare that the saying “a watched pot never boils” is particularly egregious in its wrongness.
If you have ever made pasta or boiled eggs, you know well the malady that ensues when said watched pot boils all over the burning-hot-water-place.
In fact, pots with angry liquid bubbling inside their defenseless walls must often been watched to keep children, starving husbands, and small animals safe.
But no more.
I heard about this neat little trick and feigned disbelief at its simplicity. Dare I believe? To save you all the roller coaster ride of eternal hope and possible let down, I tried it out myself. And, yes, it works.
All you need is a wooden-handled spoon or spatula that is longer than your pot is wide. Watch and be amazed.
And please, no comments on how dirty my stove top is. I am saving the children, starving husbands, and small animals of the world from being burned by bubbling hot water. I cannot be busy with cleaning. There are only so many hours in the day.