Tuesday, August 11, 2015
We were quite surprised to find out our little chicks from Easter time are already laying 10-11 eggs a day! We have 13 chickens total so soon they all will be laying daily. There is nothing like a fresh egg! Won't buy store bought again, lol.
Kathleen took these next couple pictures of the chickens and did a great job! They startled her as they were in their nesting boxes when she went out to get pictures of them. :-)
Why, hello there! :-)
We get speckled, light, dark and quite large! Ouch, lol!!
One of the large ones we cracked open had a double yolk in it. :-)
That made Jerry quite happy, he loves eggs! On this particular morning he made himself 6 of them!
And enjoyed them with a little toast and coffee. He enjoys cooking breakfast on the weekends.
Since we will soon be overloaded with eggs, I thought I'd share a few recipes. :-)
1) Egg Bake Casserole
10 links sausage browned and drained (I use turkey sausage)
4 hash brown cakes or 1 frozen shredded hash brown potatoes thawed.
3 thinly sliced onions
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/4 cup shredded sharp shredded cheese
8 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt or regular salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray and scatter sausage on bottom of dish. Top with the potatoes, onions, peppers. Then beat the eggs and stir in cheese, milk, salt, and pepper until blended and pour oven sausage and potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes or until the eggs are completely cooked.
2) Tuna/Egg Salad
12 ounce can tuna packed in water.
4 hard boiled eggs
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
Dash of pepper
After boiling the eggs, chop up and place in mixing bowl. Mix with other ingredients and serve right away or chill first. Keep in refrigerator. Serve with lettuce or as a sandwich.
3) Baked Egg Cups
6 slices deli ham or turkey
1/2 cup 2% shredded cheese
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Arrange meat slices to line tin completely, edges will be a little higher over the sides. Bake 10 minutes and remove from oven. Break an egg in and pop the yolk, as pepper and cook 10 minutes or so until done how you like it. Sprinkle with cheese and chives and serve immediately.
4) Old Fashioned Egg Custard
2 cups warm milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In an 8x8 baking dish beat 2 eggs, add sugar, salt and vanilla and whisk together. Warm milk in microwave, slowly add to egg mixture and whisk well. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or more until done in the center. Serves 6
5) Egg/Veggie Stir Fry
1 cup rice
2 cups water
1 bunch broccoli
1 small onion
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
4-6 tablespoons chili soy sauce
Begin cooking rice seperately. Cut broccoli into bite size pieces and heat in skillet with water until it starts to soften. Chop onion, peppers, and mushrooms into small chunks. Once broccoli is softened add some oil and the other veggies. Turn heat up to fry and add the rice to the skillet. Pour on chili soy sauce, keep mixing. When eggs are fully cooked add a little more chili soy sauce and serve warm.
Enjoy!!! I'm sure I'll be adding more egg recipes soon, including bake goods needing eggs ;-)