When I set the table like this last week for my family, my children said, “it looks like mom was in Germany.” He he. Through the Holiday season I am trying to keep life as simple as possible. I am also trying to keep it safe. I am one of twelve Ambassadors for Safest Choice Eggs, hence the Darling Dozen. As a food blogger, I am approached daily to represent this or that company, and most of the time I say “No” for this or that reason. When Safest Choice asked me to represent them, it was a natural fit as I have used their eggs for many years. I make many recipes calling for eggs that never end up cooked- like mayonnaise or Eggnog for instance, and for the longest time I avoided those recipes until I discovered Safest Choice Eggs. Now I use pasteurized eggs confidently.
Why do I use pasteurized eggs over regular eggs for recipes like mayonnaise, eggnog, and dippy eggs? A long time ago my family and I had severe food poisoning- I don’t know what bacteria, but it resulted in me being hospitalized, and losing my 20 week fetus. A sad and horrible time for us. Food poisoning in certain groups can kill. I take no chances in my kitchen. By using Safest Choice pasteurized eggs in recipes in which the eggs remain uncooked, I know I am avoiding the risk of salmonella. If you like to make recipes that do not call for cooking the eggs, may I suggest Safest Choice Eggs to set your mind at ease.
In December the Darling Dozen are going to share our favorite Safest Choice Egg Recipes. We hope to inspire you and keep your Holidays festive and Salmonella free.