Only the Best for Mom

Families across the U.S. are preparing to honor mothers, grandmothers, and special women on Mother’s Day.  Whether you are planning breakfast in bed, a sumptuous brunch,  outdoor lunch, or sensational dessert, eggs are sure to be on the menu. Here are some recommendations to keep Mother’s Day safe and special:

As you plan Mom’s favorite menu
  • Buy large eggs, which are generally the standard in recipes.
  • If a recipe calls for eggs at room temperature, remove them from the refrigerator 30 minutes in advance. Raw eggs should not be kept out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.
  • Save time and use liquid egg products for recipes calling for several eggs like quiche or egg casseroles.
  • Cook eggs and egg dishes to safe temperatures.


Before you start cooking
  • First, always wash hands in warm soapy water before preparing any food.
  • Start with a clean area and make sure all utensils, pans, and equipment are clean.
  • Prevent cross-contamination by keeping raw eggs and raw meat separate from other ingredients.
  • After handling raw eggs, wash hands, utensils and surfaces with warm, soapy water.
When the party is over
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly so mom can enjoy them for another meal. Eggs or dishes containing eggs should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • Leftovers should be eaten in three days or frozen.
  • Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F.

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