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Two dozen - eggs

It's weird that we eat eggs, but everything is weird if you think about it enough. I've read recently a spate of articles mentioning that refrigerating eggs is an unnecessary American affectation. Then I've read the comments (usually a terrible idea, but I can't not read things) and I'm coming to the conclusions that 1) practically everyone refrigerates eggs if they're not in England, and 2) it's weird that we eat eggs. Anyway, the reason I am thinking about eggs is because I bought a dozen a while ago and didn't use them and continued to not use them and they just hung out in my very American refrigerator until V asked for a hard-boiled egg.

I put the dozen in a pot filled with water and one floated up to the top, so I removed it. I boiled the rest and tried one to make sure I wasn't feeding my child something worse than usual. It was fine, even though the "best used by" date on the carton was April 11 and it's now the middle of June.

That wasn't the best use of day twenty-four, but it wasn't such a great day and somehow I managed to work in two 21s so I'm catching up. Some days you should just shuffle through. The ability to move on is a valuable skill.


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Jun. 18th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
We're getting chickens
Chickens we're getting.
Jun. 18th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: We're getting chickens
There's an article in today's Washington Post about a chicken rental outfit--month to month or rent to own. Of course I want to rent hens! Be sure to post pictures when you get yours.
Jun. 19th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: We're getting chickens
Noticed the neighbor (no, the other side) was building something.
When I was mowing the lawn last time I drove by and confirmed, it is a chicken coop. And rabbit hutch, apparently. Though only one rabbit implies that is a pet not livestock.

Hope no one reports them. Even if MoCo passed the "Backyard chicken" laws they were talking about a couple years ago, the coop is non-conforming (too close to property line). If the backyard chicken rules didn't pass their zoning say no livestock. (My zoning is perplexing, In one place it is explicit I'm allowed 1 horse per acre up to 5 acres, after which two horse per acre are permitted. In another place it says keeping livestock is not permitted, and a third place says the property can be used for any agricultural purpose.) Not that I could take care of chickens these days, but I thought about it numerous times over the last 15 year.
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
Eggs are fine all but forever. They're also ages old before they get to the supermarket unless you get farm eggs from someone.

They don't refrigerate eggs in other countries I've been in, either. The big takeaway is that a day in the fridge is an hour on the counter. So if you go through a lot of eggs, then no need to refrigerate.
Jun. 19th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
As long as the shells are *completely* intact and there is no power failure, eggs in the fridge last a really long time. Like months.

Sayeth the single guy who buys the 3dz pack at warehouse stores...
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