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Four eggs

I’m making breakfast [waffles] for the family. I crack an egg – double yolks.

Amazing! I’ve cracked hundreds – probably thousands of eggs and I’ve never cracked one with a double yolk before. You, you crazy egg cook you, have probably found vast quantities. It was a new delight for me. Kind of like winning Lotto.

I remember Dad talking about double-yolked eggs – chickens with two heads and the kinds of lurid crazy talk that fires the hearts of budding science fiction fans. I’m guessing that as a farmer he was interested in having as many of the sheep and cows produce twin offspring as possible. The two for one arrangement was a great way to increase the herd at no real additional expense. One year, one of the cows produced identical twins – someone from the Massey university agriculture department came to visit, and our beautiful calves went off to the university for a new career in science.

I wondered if I should increase the flour in the mix because there was the additional yolks, and the yolks looked about the same size. In no time at all there’s an entire menu of chefs talking loudly in my head about what to do. Or not to do.

I decided as head chef I would treat the two yolks as one, and just carry on as normal.

So, one more egg and that would make the required four.

The next egg was also a double yolker. From never having had a double yolked egg to having two in a row. Unbelievable. The chefs in my head harrumphed, pft’d, sneered, grunted, and left. Just me. Four eggs. Six yolks, and 40 minutes to make waffles for six. Game on!

14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
29. Every day eat, drink, rest, work, exercise, play, love, create for your own good. And the good of others.
32. Every day have a laugh.

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