Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Good Egg or Bad Egg?

Did you know that a bad egg will float in water and a good egg will sink? An egg develops gases under the shell as it gets older. The older it gets, the more gases are trapped. If your egg floats, ditch it.

After Easter, my husband has decided that he likes to have some hard boiled/cooked eggs on hand. K- has decided that she likes them, too. Now, since I'm a little food phobic regarding dates, freshness, goodness and so forth, we looked up how long hard boiled/cooked eggs are good for. They are good for one week. To make certain that we eat them in time (You never do remember when exactly you cooked them, right?) I date the eggs with a Sharpie marker before I cook them. Cook them for your specified time of doneness and refrigerate! No more do you have to wonder when the eggs were cooked!

Want to know more about eggs? Just click here!


~*Michelle*~ said...

great idea with the Sharpie!

Rach said...

Good ideas--thanks! :o)

My school librarian hatched eggs for a few years and one year, one of the "duds" broke open at the end of the incubation period. Oh. My. Goodness. I don't think a smell has ever made me as ill as that one did. I gag even remembering it. Gases are most DEFINITELY released. UGH!

{ L } said...

wow! I didn't know that bad eggs floated! This will be very helpful info for me to know. Thank you. :)

Jamie said...

Had no idea about the floating. That and the marker idea are great!