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.

4 comments:

Audrey said...

Keep me posted please - I would LOVE fresh eggs!

Megan said...

I have a friend here who pays for babysitting with fresh eggs from her hens : ) Just an idea! Have you read "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter" by Jennifer Reese? She has a chapter about raising hens that is wonderful - thought I'd pass it along.

LC² said...

I'd take some eggs from you too! Ever since Adele started eating your eggs I've only bought farm raised eggs instead of store. She's eating them up and knows the difference! It's so strange...

onlinephduk said...

I have never thought about freezing eggs before but it sounds like a good idea. You can freeze just about anything else so why not eggs?


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