Thursday, October 13, 2011

Green Eggs of Noodleville.....Try them! Try them, if you will....

Do you like green eggs & ham?

I do! I do! I do like Green Eggs & Ham! Well, perhaps not green ham, but green eggs, yes ma'am I do.

That Sam I Am may have drove the poor grouchy looking fella nuts in one of my favorite books, but I must say, That Sam I Am was really on to something!

Green eggs that is.

Our rainbow of eggs
My Ameraunacana’s have started laying and we’ve been getting these pale greenish blue eggs and eggs in a rich, sea green color. Pictures don’t do them justice, but they are really pretty.

My two favorite colors, dark brown & the pretty sea green egg....wish the colors showed up better.

Granted, only the shells of my eggs are green…the yolks being a rich yellow/orange shade… If I had a critter of an unknown species hounding me to try eggs with green yolks the odds are good I would have become hostile, so I can’t say I blame ol’ grouchy for being annoyed!

Not to mention the green meat to boot!! I'm positive I would have passed on green meat of any variety..

But.....I can also sympathize with That poor Sam I Am…..

Had you be given the task of marketing green yolked eggs, you too would have had come up with catchy scenarios & rhymes to try and have your product sampled..

Now, if only That Sam I Am had what I have…green eggs truly worth marketing.

My 6 year old daughter was home from school with a respiratory infection and wanted one of her favorite foods for breakfast…. “Slimey eggs cooked the easy way” Which translates into fried eggs, over easy.

She wanted 3 eggs, one dark brown, one white and one green…so I went out to visit the chickens and see what they had to offer. Luck was with me, we had a beautiful green egg.

Cracked it open and much to my surprise, look what I found:

Yep, not only is my green egg far superior to those conjured up by the great Dr. Suess, it’s also double yolked! How cool is that?!?

BTW- My daughter claims that green shelled, double yolked egg perfection was the very best “Slimey egg cooked the easy way” ever!

Eat your heart out Dr. Suess!


Michelle said...

What fun! My "Americauna" hen lays white eggs. But someday, we'll try again. A colorful egg basket brings such pleasure. :-)

petey said...

It takes a very, very long time for your meat to turn green, but I found it can be done. LOL
Congrats on your pretty eggs! I'll be glad when my psycho chickens start laying. They can be purple or see thru for all that, but dang, I am tired of only getting 2 eggs a day!!!

hoosier girl said...

Hope your daughter feels better soon-egg connoisseurs should NEVER be ill! (grin)

Leigh said...

Love that darker green egg! One of my Ameraucanas lays the pale green kind, the other lays tint, almost white eggs. They are the biggest eggs I get though.