02 September 2006

cause for concern? what do you think?

i'm making banana chocolate chip bread. i was cracking the eggs into to the mix. from a dozen Cherry Lane eggs. i went to crack the last of four eggs and it was hard-boiled! to be clear: one of my dozen eggs was hard-boiled. i promise and swear on all that is sacred to me that i definitely did not hard-boil that egg and put it back in the egg carton. it came that way. hard-boiled. what the????

so i threw it out.

but, has anyone ever heard of such a thing? should i be worried? do you think i'll die instantly if i eat the banana bread made with three eggs from the same dozen the hard-boiled one came from?

how did it get hard-boiled?

my theories:
1. it was, um, REALLY HOT on the trip from farm to store, but only in one square inch of the truck.
2. someone at the grocery store was playing a silly trick.
3. i have some strange condition in which i get up in the middle of the night and hard-boil eggs, then put them in the carton, to forget about it by morning.
4. my neighbor with the spare key was playing a silly trick.
5. the chicken had a serious fever when it laid the egg.

thoughts?

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

had to be someone at the store -- lets hope so -- the others are too weird

10:45 AM  
Blogger another kind of nerd said...

I believe a clandestine food safety strike squad surreptitiously broke into your apartment, trained their lasers on the single egg, and did what they do best... keep the world safe for banana chocolate chip bread.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

more like keeping the world safe FROM banana chocolate chip bread. good thing my neighbor was around and willing to lend me an egg. otherwise, it would have been a Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Disaster!

12:18 PM  
Anonymous miranda said...

i want you to be boiling eggs in your sleep. huzzah! best weird trait ever.

even if you're not, you should tell a psych that you are just to see their reaction.

wonder what freud would have made of that one?

.m

4:52 PM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

and, see, option three is definitely my least favorite. boiling eggs in my sleep?? what's next? making grilled cheese sandwiches? baking a cake? its a downward spiral, i tell you.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous miranda said...

if you start baking cakes in your sleep, i'm coming to stay.

.m

11:42 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

So that's what happened to my missing hard boiled egg!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Nick Baker said...

Was it hard boiled with a yellow center and everything or just nasty? Because I could imagine an egg going bad and solidifying somehow. It seems more plausible than a hard-boiled egg prankster going to the supermarket and replacing regular eggs with hard boiled ones.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

nick,
it was totally hard boiled w/a hard boiled yolk and everything. not gross or weird, except that its gross and weird that it was hard boiled.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous laura b said...

how about this.

someone returned their carton of eggs to the store because one was cracked or something and they were mad. so mad they wanted none of those stupid eggs anyway. only, they didn't know that someone else in their house had already hardboiled one of the eggs, then put it back in the carton because really they weren't so hungry after all. then, the egg boy at the store, got a clean carton and assembled a new dozen eggs. with all the returned ones (minus the broken one(s)) and some other spare eggs from other split dozens. you innocently bought that returned and reassembled dozen and got the hard boiled one.

plausible?

3:41 PM  

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