Today I'm freezing eggs. Really! I can barely curb my enthusiasm, lol. I am so thrilled to be able to buy wonderful eggs from a dear friend right now and to get occasional eggs from another dear friend. To make them go further at mealtime I usually throw in a few inexpensive local conventional eggs from the store (not great, but food, KWIM?).
Why bother freezing eggs? Because chickens don't naturally lay eggs year-round here and I'd like to have some nutrient dense eggs for us during the lean months.
This is the recipe/directions to freeze eggs from a food forum (thanks, L!):
Beat 6 eggs with 1/4 teaspoon salt. This is suppose to almost fill a pint mason jar. Freeze. That simple? Wow. I put 8 eggs with 1/4 teaspoon because that's what I usually cook at a time. I tried 2 different containers and really like the mason jar better. The big test will be defrosting and cooking them. [Update: Right now the pyrex bowl is sitting in the refrigerator defrosting for tomorrow's breakfast.][Another Update: They were just fine! They defrost a little thick but I usually put yogurt, kefir, or milk into our scrambled eggs anyway so that was no problem. The only problem was that I stepped away to pull out my to-do list and they got a little brown on the bottom.][This is part of Kelly's Real Food Wednesday:
~Top shelf: My teacher resources that are 'in use' this year sorted by plans, writing, reading, history, math, science, misc.
~Second shelf: Zoology Box, Physics Box, Botany Box, and Chemistry Box. These are video boxes that I picked up on sale, a few at a time, at the hobby stores. Also: a physics kit that didn't fit in the box; 2 little drawers with biome and habitat cards; an Electric Gadget project book; a Trail Guide to World Geography book (not sure why that's on the science shelf!); a Rocket Minds World game by Crayola, a cork whistle (why??); 2 unfinished lapbook unit studies (squirrels and monkeys) from a year ago that youngest will never finish, and a size D battery. Okay, so not all of that makes sense, lol, but I'm sure it will only get more humbling - depending on how honest I am :).
~Third shelf: This has the flat things like pin maps, place mats that we have from Wal-Mart with things like the Presidents on them, etc. Youngest dd has been focusing on the US pin maps lately and learning the state and cap placements.
~Fourth shelf: Sets of little drawers (the yellow ones in the picture) with the pins for the pin maps, geography cards, magnetic puzzle pieces; VanCleave's Geography for Every Kid; huge push pins for punching; imaginary island cards; geography card set; a coin purse with coins from El Salvador (wrong place!), and a tiny basket with some sand dollars (again - wrong place!).... Maybe I should rearrange and then get back with you on this topic, lol.
~Fifth shelf: Globe ball, world felt map, little wooden children from around the world, boxes that go with the world felt map, Atlas-in-a-Box card game (they use this a lot).
~Sixth shelf (bottom): Continent boxes, atlases, controls for maps, anything of interest geography-wise like charts or maps that need to go upright like an atlas.
~Underneath the shelves: A US foam map that is awesome. Each puzzle piece is a separate state. It's by Lauri. Youngest dd uses this a lot and has traced each state on a large manila paper to make a US map twice already. She isn't punching them but just traces and labels.
Hope that helps and I'll do another shelf in another post...