Greetings from me to you for a Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
Usually our immediate and extended family meets at our house for the 4th and this year is no exception. I’ve menu planned and will start the preparations today getting ready for around 17 people.
In the meantime let’s talk about eggs!
With all the news reports and talk of caged chickens, hormones, etc. I had a mental image of a farm house I pass by nearly everyday. They have had a simple sign up that stated “Eggs for Sale”. When I decided I was going to pull into their driveway and purchase a dozen I realized the sign was no longer there.
And I couldn’t even be sure without the sign which house it was to even stop and ask them.
Recently while I was at my Mom’s house I asked her if she knew anyone who sold fresh farm eggs. “Why yes, someone at my beauty shop does!”
So later that week I drove her to the Beauty Shop (as she calls it) and sure enough found these eggs. I found it interesting that hardly any two are alike. The seller, a farm wife/hair dresser explained that they owned a variety of chickens and of course they all lay different color and sizes of eggs. Silly me asked her what type of chickens they had but she didn’t know their names, they were just chickens.
The price seemed very fair since they had just been removed from the coup two days earlier.
I knew they were going to even taste better, being fresh and countryfied and all!
Is it just me or do fresh eggs from the country and America just go together?
I’m not sure if it’s because my daughter, Jamie was home to enjoy breakfast with us or what, but
They really did taste quite good. I’m sure Martha would approve.
Be safe, have fun and I hope we don’t get rained on like they are predicting!