Thankful Thoughts – Eggs

thankful thoughts eggsJust when you thought it was safe, I’m back…. writing thankful thoughts about eggs.

Dum-dum-dddduuuuuuuummmm.

Eggesses.

Seriously, you didn’t think I’d let Easter week pass by without at least some passing mention of eggs.  Did you?

I wrote an entire series on eggs.  It was egg-sellent fun.  Remember?  I’m not egg-saggerating.  It was an entire week of bad egg puns and yolks about eggs.  And ever since then, I’ve been planning this week.

Son of Egg.  Egg Junior.  The return of the bad egg.  Eggs 2: the sequel.

So I thought I’d start with a few thoughts on how wonderful eggs are.

Thankful thoughts on eggs

breakfast for dinner1.  Breakfast for dinner is a wonderful thing.   Without eggs, I would not be able to serve my family French Toast, Toad in the Hole, Bacon and Eggs, or Quiche for dinner.  Those all make the dinner rotation on an unplanned but regular basis.

2.  I like cake and cookies.  Without eggs, it’s hard to make some of my favorite cake and cookie recipes.  There’s some great vegan eggless recipes out there, but it’s just not the same.  When I eat an oatmeal cookie for breakfast, I can pretend it’s healthy because it has both eggs AND oatmeal in it, and those are breakfast foods.

3.  Egg Salad.  Two hardboiled eggs plus one little 100 calorie pack of guacamole makes a mean egg salad.  I think I eat it about once a week when the kids are home in the summer.  It’s an easy lunch that takes me minutes to make and keeps me fueled up.  It feels good to take care of myself.

4. Eggs gave me my voice.  Seriously.  If you go back and look the posts I wrote before, during, and after the egg series, something changed.  It’s a time capsule of development.  It was the first time I’d ever been told I was funny.

5.  Eggs are hopeful.  I like hope.  When I see a bird’s nest, I always hold my breath and tip toe away, imagining the new life in those tiny eggs.  I walk away with a tiny egg-shaped bubble of hope as I imagine the little birds and their new life.

6.  Eggs have amazing potential.  The eggs in my refrigerator can be any number of things.  Two of them are probably my lunch tomorrow.  Another three are ending up in a batch of brownies.  But the rest… who knows.  They could become Easter eggs or deviled eggs or be cooked sunny side up.  They may become angel food cake or confetti eggs.  In theory, they could become rotten eggs or be used to egg someone’s car.  That’s a lot of different results for a dozen identical eggs.

There’s a big spiritual lesson there somewhere.  Look for it.

cookies have eggsEggs are amazing.

God knew what he was doing when he made chickens (and other assorted egg laying creatures).  He gave us an easy food source that is flexible and nutritious and kind of miraculous.

I still don’t understand how chickens make eggs.  It’s a cool process to imagine, and I have no idea how it happens.  But God does.  He created a perfect egg making machine and gave it a cluck (or a quack).   That totally blows me away.

So yes, I’m thankful for eggs.

What are you having thankful thoughts about today?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, PINK, socks, and books.  She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]
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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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