This, my dear readers, is a love note to the humble egg.
(Yes Francesca, I KNOW what an egg ACTUALLY is, which if you think about it IS gross, but what isn't gross when you think about it too much?)
Eggs are wonderful. They are (relatively) healthy, the perfect source of protein, simple to prepare and DELICIOUS! When I speak of eggs I feel as if I am transformed into Bubba Gump talking about shrimp, "You can have um fried, over easy, over medium, poached, scrambled, baked. You can get just the whites, make an omelet, breakfast burrito, frittata, quiche or casserole." and so on.
I have always enjoyed eggs, but since my health 'transition' I have grown to LOVE them... The strangest part is that I am limited to egg whites and the occasional duck egg (if I am craving a yolk...). You would think I would get sick of eating egg whites with avocado and bacon (ok let's be honest no one is ever sick of bacon) but I'm not, I get excited to make breakfast every day (no joke)!
While I wish I could say all eggs are created equal they simply are not. Factory raised chickens produce, as a friend of mine put it, "sad eggs" and who wants to eat SAD food?! Granted I am spoiled, we have a market down the street which sells local eggs from incredibly happy chickens for a (semi) reasonable price.
Maybe I will get a little chicken coupe for our porch, I mean I really do love eggs... also my mom raises chickens (though I was long gone from home when this adventure began) so I think I could figure it out. However, they smell and are a lot of work... also I don't want to become a 'chicken person'. My mother is amazing but there are times when we will be chatting on the phone and she will gleefully tell me that, "the girls [chickens] are playing in the garden! They are just so happy, pecking away! Come on girls, time to go back inside. Oh, never mind, enjoy yourselves a little longer." No, seriously... she does this and I love her all the more for it.
Eggs make the world better. You can bake with them, add them to pizza, pasta, burgers, breakfast nachos (yep, that IS a thing)... really next to Avocado, the egg is one of the most perfect foods (which I just now am realizing).
And so, my darling eggs, I love you, that is all.
What food are you loving right now?
*Also, there were double yolks in half of this batch of eggs! What does that even mean!? It was amazing... that is all there is to it.