Friday, November 7, 2008

YUCKY....

If you have a weak stomach, do not read this post!


James was a sweet heart this morning and went and got Jimmy donuts for breakfast. While he was off doing errands I was contemplating what to have for breakfast. I remembered the nice, farm fresh eggs we'd gotten from the lady near Apple Valley. I decided to have some scrambled eggs and toast. Got all the stuff out to make it and was ready to start. These are little eggs from a Bantam chicken so they're hard to crack because they're so tiny. I tapped it on the side of the skillet and it barely cracked. Tapped a little harder and pushed my finger into it and didn't see anything running out....looked closer at it and something was staring back at me! GAG, PUKE, dry heaving! This is what came out....



I'm still dry heaving as I type this! Of course James has to video me as I was taking the picture, which I will not post!:) I walk by Jimmy and he goes "pock, pock, pock!" I think this has cured me of wanting to raise chickens! Ug...I can't even look at the other ones...going to feed them to the crows because I don't want another surprise like this. James walks by and says "how's my little red hen"...I can tell I'm not going to live this one down! Even got a call from my mom saying she bought hamburger meat and there's a hoof in it! Very funny...such a wonderful family I have..a bunch of comedians! James also let me know that this is an Asian delicacy, balut ( a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. They are common, everyday food in some countries in Southeast Asia, such as in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served with beer.) Yes, I'm still gagging!

Last night was team picture night at swimming. The kids had a blast swimming for fun and the coach bought pizza for the whole team. What a great coach and team! Came home from swimming and found our crayfish, General Grievous, no longer swimming. This time he was really dead...did wait awhile to see if he was faking it, but not. I'm surrounded by dead things today! Ick! Sure hope the day gets better....

9 comments:

Nell said...

OK- That was really gross. I guess it's a risk of buying farm fresh eggs but... eww!

Angela said...

Well, remind me not to let you take care of my plants. Just so you know I WAS eating dinner before I read your post. Hehe....I am second giving chickens a second thought too.

Jenny said...

Ok, YUCK! You could have posted some spoiler space or something.... I am dryheaving along with you. Hubby told me that the same thing happened to my friend Cupcake in Afghanistan. Ew.

yeah.

Yuck.

Funny family fer sure!

Ariel said...

Oh yuck!!!!!! I once got blood in an egg and it took forever before I could eat them again.

g-girl said...

yeah, it's a Filipino delicacy called balut--though I didn't know other Asians ate them. :P I couldn't imagine eating one of those things. You poor dear. :(

NeverNotKnitting said...

Oh my gosh. This is the grossest thing ever!!!

Marisol said...

OMG! You are a strong woman! I would have screamed and yelled and probably thrown the egg up in the air somewhere as I ran screaming out of the kitchen ha ha...

Pretty freaky!

Nat Red Knits said...

Aaakkkk! I am gagging...ok Dawn, there are just some things you should not share with me. I am a sympathy gagger ya know.

leesa said...

yes!! my people eat that "balut" but don't ask me too