The past couple months have seemed to fly by. I can barely keep track of my kids’ schedules, let alone what day it is. With the crisp air upon us though it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the holidays are close at hand.
Entertaining guests and the holiday season go hand in hand. As a young girl we grew up near all of our extended family so my parents never needed to worry too much about having over night house guests. I can remember flipping through magazines and seeing the beautifully decorated guest bedrooms, neatly folded towels just waiting to be used, and thoughtful “welcome” packages that were suggested for future house guests. I always wanted to have the chance to do something like that.
When I moved to Utah that dream became somewhat of a reality. I don’t take the little things to an extreme like buying little hotel soaps for guests but I do like to plan an easy menu so that I’m not scrambling when meal time comes around. More often than not we are out and about during lunch and dinner but you can almost always plan on breakfast at home so that’s what I tend to focus on.
It can be difficult to appease every appetite with a big group so I count on quick cooking ingredients, such as eggs, that can be easily customized and on the table in a pinch. I’ve got a ticking time bomb in the morning called four boys that practically requires a quick turnaround. Since we all prefer our eggs a different way I rely on Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs to ensure we all stay healthy for whatever fun we have planned.
Pasteurized eggs eliminate the risk of salmonella when eaten raw or under cooked which just happens to be my favorite way to eat eggs.
I had a hard time understanding how they could possibly pasteurize an egg without breaking the shell so I explored their website a bit more and came upon this description of the process.
At National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc., we put our farm-fresh eggs through an all-natural water bath that destroys bacteria and viruses. The constant movement of our eggs and water while in the bath is a key component in assuring the eggs don’t cook. Then, we apply a thin layer of food-grade wax to seal in the freshness and to further keep out any harmful bacteria the eggs could encounter once they leave our facility. This wax coating is barely noticeable and completely safe.
Whether you’ve got a house full of guests or you just want to make something special for a weekend brunch these are seven of my favorite egg dishes.
Disclosure: I am working with Safest Choice Eggs™ on the Darling Dozen campaign. I have been compensated for my time and efforts. As always, my opinions, experiences, and stories are my own.