Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thirty Eggs





There are times that I get myself into a pickle by the most innocent of actions. Today I saw a sign next to a pretty little house in the country saying, “Fresh Eggs £1 for half dozen”. In an instant, I pulled into the drive with visions of a lovely discussion about hens and possibly seeing hers too and coming away with fresh local hens eggs from someone’s garden. I smiled to myself and got out of the car. After knocking on the door a little boy around five years old stuck his head out of the his living room window next door and told me that everyone used the back door and that was where the eggs were. So off I tootled to the back door feeling a bit intrusive. There was a big box with the eggs in it and a sign saying to put the money in the mailbox and to help myself. It was then that I discovered that I only had a fiver. I felt even more guilty sticking my hand in the mailbox feeling for change. But I did. Wouldn’t you know . . .no change. I was the first customer. So there I was, hauling thirty eggs back to the car. THIRTY EGGS!
So tonight we had quiche and I think there’s going to be some eggy bread for breakfast this weekend. Any other ideas, please feel free to tell me!

5 comments:

  1. I am rolling with laughter here Susie. I hope someone didn't see you leaving with all those boxes and go put there hand in the box for your fiver after you'd left LOL!!I can see it now front page headlines in the local paper.Egg Nicker saught LOL!!Hope your not telling us next week Ed is Eggbound Heeeeeeeeeee.Thanx for the laugh.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  2. ahhh....that's a lot of eggs, but I bet they will be good! I bet you can't wait until you have your own eggs! I am really looking forward to your new venture with the hens! How about a Spanish Tortilla? Those are yummy!

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  3. Susie that is a lot of eggs :o) ~ you could pickle some of them :o) ~ I am really looking forward to seeing some from your own Chickens ~ Ally x

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  4. soft boiled egg and soldiers please..in bed with the paper if you don't mind...;-)

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  5. Keith likes pickled eggs and gets through them at a rate of knots when we've got any - which we haven't just now. So a kilner jar full for him and a lovely 2 egg cheese omlette for me. Nice strong cheddar if you please. See? We could all soon get rid of them for you! You'll need to pop back and get a few more - a fiver's worth should be fine.

    love, Angie, xx

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