(Apologies to Betty MacDonald for stealing her title, but I couldn't resist. Very funny book, by the way, even if it did come out in 1945.)
Today’s Marketplace morning report on NPR announced that the country is experiencing a glut of eggs, a phenomenon we’re experiencing right here at home.
On my last trip to the grocery store I bought a 1 and ½ dozen carton, forgetting that I had at least half a dozen sitting in the fridge at home. Eggs keep pretty well, so no big deal. Except we’re leaving in a matter of days and will be gone for a month. Not sure I want to come home to 30 day-old eggs.
With decades in the kitchen, I figured I was up to the task.
Sunday morning : obviously – scrambled eggs. 5 down
Monday morning breakfast – me: hard-boiled egg 1 down
Monday night:breaded pork chops (dipped 1st in beaten egg)1 down
baked custard 4 down
Tuesday lunch: egg salad sandwiches 3 down
dinner: oven-fried chicken (dipped in guess what) 1 down
spinach souffle 3 down
For the days-long trek in the car: hardboiled eggs 4 down
In the meantime, another breakfast or maybe a quiche and I may just have this covered.
I just hope we won’t need to have our cholesterol levels checked anytime soon.
It was indeed a funny book.ReplyDelete
I suspect I would be so egged out after your diet of the last few days I wouldn't eat another egg for months. And then of course when I needed one wouldn't have any to hand.
I imagine when you are done with that 2 dozen in such a short time you will be off eggs for a while.ReplyDelete
Ha! Making fair use of those eggs, it seems to me. And your cholesterol will recover. I hope. :-)ReplyDelete
And I am unable to purchase a carton of a mere half dozen eggs.ReplyDelete
Quiches can be frozen, so you may want to make a few in different flavours next time you have so many eggs that need to be used up. Then when you come home again, you'll have dinner ready in just the time it takes to thaw and heat a quiche. I need to make some baked custards today and hard boil a couple of my eggs.ReplyDelete
I was going to recommend quiche as well. That's what I do when we have an overabundance of eggs (as we usually do). -JennReplyDelete
I think cholesterol will be fine. AFAIK the egg scare was over the top.ReplyDelete