Excellent Eggs

Celebrate National egg month in May by brushing up on the history and health benefits of this incredible edible.

BREAK THE FAST: During medieval times, eggs, milk and meat were forbidden during Lent. They were traditionally used to break the fast on Easter Sunday.

GOOD FOR YOU: Research has shown that one egg a day won’t increase the risk of heart disease in healthy adults. Plus, eggs have vitamins B12 and D, Riboflavin and Folate.

DYE DESIGN: Red is the most traditional color for dyeing Easter eggs, and it remains the most common color used today, especially in countries with Orthodox faiths.

ON A ROLL: The first White House Egg Roll took place in 1878 with President Hayes and his wife, Lucy. Today’s youngsters gather on the south lawn the Monday after Easter for this traditional event, which is open to the public.

A NO-FAIL METHOD FOR HARD-BOILED EGGS: Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. For extra large eggs, let stand for 18 minutes. Drain, then place in a bowl with ice and water. When completely cooled,drain. To peel, gently tap eggs on the countertop and roll between the palms of your hands.


Information from: Publix Family Style Magazine.


What a Great Tasty Treat of Sweet and Salty. Something I am totally hooked on. I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips and gently melted them in a oven proof bowl at 170. you can also melt the chocolate in a double broiler. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. I used one cookie sheet for popcorn. I spread cooked popcorn on a single layer onto the parchment and poured the melted chocolate right over. Rest on the counter until set and break into pieces. Yum.

IMG_0458But wait theres more! Did I stop there? Nope. Went right onto melting more chocolate and used kettle cooked potato chips this time. Dipped them just half way or so. Yum, Yum.IMG_0461Next time and Oh Yes there will be a next time. It will be pretzel rods. Dipped 2/3 into the melted chocolate and then rolled into nuts or sprinkles or whatever. I will get back to you on that. These little Goodies make nice gifts as well. Enjoy. Have a wonderful day!