Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Double Your Fun!
I've never seen such a thing before, but apparently it happens just often enough that there is a whole raft of supersititions about the meaning of two yolks from one egg out there.
One is that a marriage is coming up... possibly due to pregnancy. Another is of impending death in the family (which seems fairly common and is of Nordic roots). Sometimes it's simply a good omen. In the Wiccan religion, it is believed opening an egg with two yolks indicated plentifullness and good fortune: that you may expect one thing, and your expectations will be two- folded. It usually relates to fortune in finances and romance. I could live with that one!
All in all, it was a delicious egg and that's probably all the meaning there was to it. Except for this thought I had when I first saw them: I bet the makers of hollandaise sauce would LOVE to find a way to make eggs have two yolks in them. Much cheaper to make it with those kind of eggs than to buy single-yolk eggs...