Monday, January 5, 2009
What is it about eggs that I find so appealing? When I go out to gather eggs from the nest boxes I am always struck with joy when I see these warm brown orbs safely nestled in the straw. I know where they come from, but I can't escape the childlike feeling of discovering these little treasures left behind by secretive fairies.
I love how a freshly laid egg is still warm from the body heat of the hen that laid it. I roll the eggs around in my hands like big worry beads enjoying the texture of the shells. The smooth, round feel of eggs in my hands is somehow soothing.
I used these lovely eggs to make omelets for dinner tonight. I filled the omelets with finely chopped mushrooms and green onion blended with cream cheese--so satisfying! I made a big skillet-sized hash brown to go with the omelets and we all enjoyed having this breakfast treat for dinner.