I was wrapping up a routine trip to Wal Mart the other day when I found myself caught up in the middle of one of the most unusual conversations that I've ever been a part of. I had 2 cases of eggs in my basket and as the cashier scanned the bar code and handed the large box of eggs to the second cashier to load them back into my cart, she commented to me that I should be sure and get them home quickly so as not to leave them in my trunk too long. I started to giggle and immediately, a third cashier chimed in with "My mom left a package of eggs in her trunk for too long and she got chickens." 🐓😳
I have to admit that I didn't quite know how to respond and while I was trying to figure out the best way to react without offending anyone, the first cashier piped in with "Trunks are like incubators. My friend bought some eggs, they hatched and now she got some chickens." It was painfully obvious that all three of these employees truly believed that my 120 eggs would indeed hatch into chickens if I left them in my trunk for an extended period of time. And I must say that the thought of opening my trunk when I got home to find 120 tiny yellow chicks running around made me laugh out loud.
I was trying to avoid going into the whole egg fertilization discussion at the checkout line at Wal Mart and also looking around for some someone to jump out and tell me that I was being punked. I'm not a poultry scientist and I'm sure that the occasional fertilized egg does slip into the grocery store shelves but the thought of hatching chickens in my trunk on the way home from the store had never even crossed my mind until that day. 😂
You'll be happy to know that I did NOT find chickens in my trunk when I got home. 🤣 I pulled out 2 eggs for my berry scones and immediately put the remaining 118 eggs in my refrigerator.
Some of you are thinking - wow, that's a ridiculous story and others of you are thinking - why in the world is she buying 120 eggs at a time? I see the looks you people give me when I fill up my grocery cart with eggs and butter every week. I'm used to it. I've get all kinds of comments on my massive egg purchases but if you saw how many eggs, I go through in a week - you'd understand.
Two of those eggs went into the making of these yummy scones this weekend. They are not the prettiest thing that I've ever made but they were tasty. (That's the most important quality in a scone anyway.) If you're a scone fan, you need to give these mixed berry scones a try. They are DELICIOUS!
Mixed Berry Scones
1 3/4 cups frozen mixed berries
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
3 cups flour
12 Tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons whole milk
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon honey
Brush warm scones with glaze. Return to oven and bake another 5-8 minutes until browned.
Some mornings I'm just not in the mood to make muffins and I don't feel like going through the trouble of making biscuits but I still crave a little sweet treat to get my day started off right. Hello scones! They're the perfect little breakfast treat that doesn't take a lot of fussy prep work or tons of ingredients. They're simple to put together and they pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Simply delicious.
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