Square Eggs

| 3/23/2015 1:53:00 PM

EileenMy sister-in-law Tami's great-gramma was quite the prankster. She had what I know to have been flaming red hair in her day (as does her favorite, Tam), and the vibrant personality to accompany it! So the day around Easter time that she posed the question to me, "Do you know how you get a square egg?" I pondered the obvious.

"Uh, a square chicken?" I quipped. "Or, a chicken with a square laying apparatus?" (Most politely put.)  But really, considering I've never considered the pending anomaly, the short answer was, "No."  

She smiled and produced in her hand, yep, you guessed it. A perfectly squared egg! With Easter approaching rapidly, I thought of you, dear readers, as I pose the very same question, "Do you know how you get a square egg?"  

No, they're not from Rhode Island Reds, or Barnvelders, or Sussex. Not from Araucanas, Plymouth Rocks or Rosecombs. Not even Brahmas, Sumatras or White Rocks. (Pun intended!)  

The mysterious answer lies in the names such as "The Egg Cuber," "Vintage Square Egg Maker," "Egg Deformer," "Square Egg Press" or "Bento Box Eggs."