Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs

I looked in the fridge tonight and saw 34 eggs staring back at me.  Thirty-four.  And four more will come tomorrow.  I panicked.  What does one do with an overabundance of eggs?  The same thing I would do with overwhelming garden bounty - freeze them. 

A couple of friends and lots of blogs swear by freezing eggs.  I spent half an hour cracking, stirring, and labeling.  I grouped them in common numbers of eggs we would need - 10 for a casserole, 6-8 for frittatas, and 2-4 for baking and scrambled eggs.  I did not add any salt, honey, or sugar to mine, but some people prefer to.  (If you do add, be sure to label!)  Next time you see a great deal on eggs, stock up and freeze.

P.S. - I'm all about giving some of these guys away.  No egg stinginess here.  But, I've done a terrible job at keeping up with which day which egg was laid.  For our purposes, I know they're fine, but I wouldn't want to give them away without knowing they are as fresh as can be.  However, I've got a new system and have ordered some disposable cartons to keep on hand for giving away, so neighbors - come on over starting next week.  I'll be happy to send you on your way with some fresh eggs.