Saturday, September 18, 2010

A bit of a Dilemma.

The eggs and I. Almost one and a half dozen eggs out of date and I can’t afford any health risks. But now I deal with the rubbish, broken eggs dripping through the plastic bags are not to be contemplated. What would you do?

My solution is to hard boil them. Not eggsactly ideal but at least they should keep their place in the bin bags.

33 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Smart thinking :)

rashbre said...

not eggsactly sure I'd have done that

mapstew said...

I like it! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Kim::)

Rashbre; fried 'em?

Pat said...

Mapstew: that's the right answer:)

Queenie said...

I'd have broken them into a bowl, chucked the contents down the loo and put the shells in the compost (or bin, in your case). More energy-efficient.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

That's eggsactly what you should do. An eggscellent idea. Eggsquisite thinking, my dear. (Dear God, please stop me. I can go on all day.)

Word verification: Eggstraordinary. Naw, just kidding.

Pat said...

Queenie: eighteen eggs! All that slime down the loo. It could have all glutinised together and anything could have happened like little chicks popping up to bite one in the bum. Not an aspect I fancy:)

Pat said...

UB: if you agree with Queenie please see my comment and the error of your ways.

Luna said...

Little chicks! LOL what a picture. Boiling them is an interesting solution Pat. Not sure what I would've done. I get terribly grossed out when I think food has spoiled, especially eggs. When I test them before cracking open (place them in a mug of water to see if they sink or float), if one floats, I have to muster up the courage to even take it out of the mug!

Madame DeFarge said...

Find someone to put in the village stocks and have a pleasant time getting rid of them.

Pat said...

Luna: Even if it had sunk I would have felt queasy. Eggs are not ot be messed with I fear.

Madamee D: what fun! Now I can fantasise who I'd choose:)

Maggie said...

Goodness.

Pat said...

Maggie: it's an awful waste I know. Just neither of us fancied eggs lately.

kenju said...

I would have broken the eggs into a zip-lock plastic bag and then they would have stayed in place in the trash bin.

Warden Files said...

Not a pleasant task my dear, you did exactly the right thing. One sure way to check to see if eggs are ok is by immersing the whole egg in water deeper than its size. If it floats, then it is bad and needs to be disposed of.

Pat said...

Judy: a zip-lock plastic bag sounds like something I should get acquainted with:)

Warden: thank you;) I can't help blaming Edwina Currie for the whole shebang.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Yes, yours is an eggcellent idea.

I know eggxactly what I would've done.

I would've hollered out, very dramatically, aaaaaaaaaaa.

Then I'd run around saying ewww ewww ewwwww [with my mother ignoring me]...then I'd bury the lot under the mango tree.

mapstew said...

BTW, I had my first ever duck egg last week, it was wonderful! (It came from the farm of a friend of a friend.) We also used some to make muffins & cookies! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

GG: what I would give to witness that.

Mapstew: I'll take your word for it;)
Speaking of muffins I never eat them but remembered the patient was partial to them so served one up to him. I felt foolish when he gently told me they had to be toasted.

mapstew said...

Them's English muffins innit?
We made the American ones. :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Mapstew: I'm even less familiar with American muffins. Don't tell me - they're bigger:)

R. Sherman said...

Save them for Halloween and hit egg the house or car of someone you loathe.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: too late! The hard boiled baskets are even now languishing in the bin. Nice idea though;)

Mike and Ann said...

I think Madame Defarge's solution was the best one, but I fear she was only yolking.
Love to you both, Ann and Mike.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: wow! That's a double pun as I live and breathe. Excellent!

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: I meant eggsellent of course:)

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Pat. Ref American muffins. Tried them a long while ago the only time we visited the states, and you'd recognise them. They're called rock cakes here.
Warm regards, Mike and Ann.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. And on the menu they had the nerve to call them English Muffins.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: what a cheek! I hope you put them right:)

sablonneuse said...

I'll send you one of my hens then you'll have fresh eggs almost daily.

Z said...

An ingenious solution. You did the right thing, it was better than cracking into a bag - if the eggs had gone bad, they were better with the smell contained within the shell!

Pat said...

Sandy: another creature to care for. Oooh goodie!

Z: yes I was quite pleased with that one. Trouble is I keep forgetting to buy more and I really fancy an omelette.