When I start to think about eggs, the song from the musical Oliver, (“Food, glorious food…”) starts running through my head, (I think it may have been an Egg Council jingle eons ago) and I begin to wonder about all the different egg choices, but specifically brown eggs vs. white eggs. (Don’t judge, I know you are curious too, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. Gotcha there!) Let me back up a bit and explain why I even started pondering eggs at all.
A few years ago I was doing our weekly grocery shopping…at Costco (yes, I really do shop at a bulk store every week), and I really didn’t want to pay the $8 they were charging for a 5 dozen flat of eggs, but I couldn’t just not get eggs. (How would our cookies get made?) So I picked up an 18 count container of brown eggs which happened to be a bit cheaper at that moment. I’d heard they were better for you so I figured it was a win-win. Until, that is, I opened the container to check for breakages and my 4 year old gasped and looked at me with horror in her eyes. “Ewww!” she complained…loudly. Embarrassed, but recognizing a golden moment when I saw one, I decided to make brown eggs a treat rather than punishment.