Friday, January 22

eggcicles

 Our chickens produce more eggs than we can eat most of the year.
During the winter they produce few, if any, eggs.
So I freeze excess eggs to use during their nonproducing times.
 
I originally bought icecube trays but our eggs were too large for the little sections.


I found these perfect containers at the dollar tree, bingo!!


I freeze the eggs in these containers. When I run low on containers, I can pop eggcicles out of the containers and store in ziplocs.
Then when I need eggs I put the frozen eggcicles in the fridge and they defrost quickly. 




So, the hens are taking a hiatus but we still have plenty of fresh eggs, yum.
Looking forward to getting some more chicks in a few weeks to keep the eggs a comin'.
Our rooster got 'munched', so sad... going to get another rooster... love the doodledooooo!

10 comments:

MrsMama said...

Wow, I had no idea you could freeze eggs like that. Very cool.

MaioCampo said...

I spy Krispy Kreme!

Mike and Carrie said...

I thought the goat in the house completed your farm girl transformation, but I think this tops it. Thanks for sharing the farm life. It's fun to watch.

I, too, didn't know you could freeze eggs. Any difference in taste or consistency?

Sharon said...

So sad about the poor rooster. I used to gather the eggs from my Uncle's coup and have to say that fresh eggs are the best eggs!

Jen said...

You are so stinkin' smart!....wishing I lived on a farm....

Quincy Sorensen said...

This was a highly fascinating post. Those containers are so clever. I had a dream about you last night, Dawn! Isn't that random?

karen said...

Now that is just plain weird. I think the stores carry eggs in the winter months.....

Andria said...

Very cool! I had no idea that you could freeze them- what do you set the microwave on to defrost? I could just see myself accidently cooking the frozen egg I meant to bake with. Are there any bacerial concerns that you're aware of?

Debbie said...

didn't know you could freeze eggs... what happened to the rooster??!

The Hollingshead Fam said...

Brynn's comment:

"DONUTS!" :)