Monday, February 8, 2010

Living Egg-stravagantly

People do funny things when faced with a big storm and the possibility of being "stuck" inside for a while.
This past Thursday, our last clear day before Snowmageddon hit the DC area, I took a look at my supplies and decided that the one thing I absolutely needed before the storm hit was more dishwasher detergent.  Getting snowed in is one thing, but getting snowed in AND washing dishes by hand all weekend is something I didn't want to do!
A girl has to draw the line somewhere!!!
I had no intention of going crazy and buying a month's worth of supplies.  I just needed some detergent and maybe some ground beef.
But, then I wondered, "Do I have eggs at home?"
I couldn't remember, so to be on the safe side, I picked up Costco's super-sized package of eggs.  
Only to get home and find that I already had a Costco sized package of eggs in my refrigerator!
I am now the proud owner of 56 grade A, extra large eggs!
I counted.

What does one do with 56 eggs?
Well, so far, we have had:
3 poached eggs
2 eggs in a brownie batter
2 eggs for meatloaf
1 fried egg.
Ummmm... that's only eight eggs.
Only 48 more eggs to go.
Anyone hungry?  I could whip you up a mean omelet!

I'm linking this up to Lisa's Chaos for Macro Monday. 


Leslie said...

you are funny!!! i love that your writing really does sound like you. i like the countdown of how many you have used

Mar said...

Love your macro shots and yes, please: I'd love an omelet!! Never thought one could fit so many eggs in one fridge, lol.

Tammie Lee said...

great macro of your eggs.
will they last till Easter ;-}

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Those are great shots! It's funny what we do when the snow comes. We have a smaller snow storm coming on Wednesday..we'll shall see what happens around here! :-)

Quilldancer said...

Egg salad sandwiches? Potato salad? Time to dress the kids in plastic and send them out in the snow to enjoy a good old-fashioned egg toss game?

Jientje said...

Loved the macros AND the story! 48 eggs? By the eighth of March ? That's only twelve a week? ROFL!!!

Jay said...

Hahahahaaha!! That's funny! Fifty six eggs ... mmm. Well, there are cakes and cookies, pancakes and omelets, cookies, eggs as eggs - and in cakes - and cookies and pancakes. And pikelets. And custards. Don't forget the cookies and cakes! ;)

And yes, you're right. ;)

Manang Kim said...

Hahaha I love your post! Yup see it on tv how much snowfall you've got there while here in MI we only have less than an inch. How is that for a change hehe ^_^

Macro-Dama de noche

WackyMummy said...

I do that all the time... not just with eggs but also applesauce. All I have are two words for you: deviled eggs. Enough said. Mmmmm!

Mrs Soup said...

Oh, I love the macro shots!

And Egg Salad Sandwiches, hard boiled eggs for a kick of protein in the afternoon and DEVILED EGGS. OMG DEVILED EGGS!!!

Megan said...

i'm amazed you counted where each one went! but, they ARE necessary for quick cooking and recreational cooking when you're stuck inside!

awarewriter said...

Eggies (my granddaughter's word for eggs) are good for you. You must make some egg salad now for sandwiches. My mom used to make a sponge cake that called for a dozen egg yolks, then she would always make an angel food cake with the whites.

I think the last photo is fantastic Colleen. The colors are perfect and the composition just so.

Dawn Drover said...

Love the shots!
That's a lot of eggs... you better get cracking!

Colleen said...

All of your comments have had me laughing!! It's nice that you could come and laugh with me. (or at me?)

Grammie/Mom said...

What an eggcellent post! How about making a quiche along with all the other suggestions.

SquirrelQueen said...

Grammie/Mom beat me to the quiche idea. That's a lot of eggs, maybe it's time to invite the neighbors over for brunch. Great macros.

Christina said...

Oh, that's funny . . . I typically purchase the 1/2 dozen package of eggs! Pound cake and cheese cake would make use of several eggs too! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Macro Monday!

Jama said...

There's a lot of recipes for eggs! and I love that poach egg macro, how about making some for me?

amylouwho said...

where are you? i'm in stafford. Are you ready for tomorrow? I think you have enough eggs ;)

Irene said...

Funny post .... nice pictures!

Carletta said...

I'm hungry now! :)
I love that you took an ordinary egg and came up with a cute post and super macros!

Thanks for visiting my snowflake post yesterday. :)