Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Incredible, Edible...


EGGS!  It's almost that time you know.
( Oak Street Market)

14 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Those pin holes remind me of cascaronis. Remember them?

Kate said...

Couldn't find cascaronis in my dictionary. Now I need to google it. Must be an Easter term/practice?!

Kate said...

According to Wiki: Cascarones or confetti eggs are festive, hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti or small toys, originating in Mexico.

Another site said that it originated in Italy. Certainly not like the hard-cooked, coloured eggs with which I'm familiar. Fun to learn something new today!!

Virginia said...

I learned it along with you Kate. I'd love to know about the greenish ones!

Rob said...

Eggstravagant! hooboy...

Back in my youth on an April 1 fool's day, I made a couple of "cascarones" putting them in the egg carton. When my mother began making breakfast, I got out the egg carton grabbing the confetti filled eggs. I called out, "Here, ma, catch" while tossing them up high so they shattered on the ceiling. She let out a scream as confetti rained down on her.

And yes, I cleaned up the kitchen and made her breakfast. Although, my cooking can't compare with hers.

Virginia said...

Great story Rob, but now you have me wondering how on earth you can get confetti into that pinhole!!!

Daryl said...

So they sell eggs with the yoke removed? Amazing. Here you have to check to make sure no one switched out the regular sized eggs with the jumbo ...

Virginia said...

Daryl,
I sort of slipped in the market when noone was there so I don't know what they intended to do with these. I don't think they were for sale. I just iked the light and the colors! :)

altadenahiker said...

I'm sorry, we're all stuck on the pinholes now. Like, how do they get the yolk out?

Virginia said...

HIker, Oh I"ve done it when I was in some craft mode decades ago. You put the pinholes on top and bottom then blow your brains out. Worse than blowing up a balloon.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I was going to say these don't look at all appetizing! I mean, they've even got holes in 'em! Sheesh!

So, what's coming up? Roses? Spring? Bunnies? Eggs? Huh?

;-)

Bob Crowe said...

Love the color variety. Are these dyed already or are they swiping some from robins' nests?

Rob said...

The prank was well worth it. But never again. too much work. I used a little larger hole to fill the eggs with those punchdots for three ring binders.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Just to close the circle...at our high school spring fair my club made cascarones to sell. Someone's mother was a keypunch operator and we used the chads (before we knew what to call them) for the confetti. Kids bought them and then smashed them on a their friend's head. We sold out. And no one was harmed in the production or use of the cascarones. I hope this doesn't start another thread on what is a keypunch operator. LOL.