Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chickens=eggs=yummy recipes

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
6 eggs
1/2 cup 2% shredded cheese
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Cooking spray
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 eggs
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

6 eggs
1 cup rice
2 cups water
1 bunch broccoli
1 small onion
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
6-8 mushrooms
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 ;-)



Nonnie said...

Your chickens are laying some beautiful eggs. I remember when I was a kid, we had double yolked eggs. A neighbor borrowed frequently from us and one day when she asked for two eggs, my sister only gave her one. When she said she had asked for two, my little sis told her that was a double yolk egg and that counted for two! Lol!

Tara said...

Hi Jill, Sorry I haven't checked in here for a while. I was thinking of you as our family drove through your state this summer.... I kept thinking, man oh man I wish we could stop by that and hang out for a bit in that beautiful yard of yours. Hope you had a lovely summer... love, tara

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It must be great to have fresh eggs! Nice photos of the hens that your daughter took :) We have eggs for dinner often - thank you for the recipes! I love custard :) xo K

Kris said...

Isn't it fun raising hens!!
I have several that are getting old and not
Aging daily, so I am eager for my new girls to begin laying!
XO Kris

Veronica Lee said...

Nothing beats fresh eggs! Love the photos your daughter captured.

Happy Wednesday, Jill!

Jeanette Schenk said...

Absolutely going to try the Egg Bake Casserole! Thanks so much for sharing! We are looking forward to when our little girls begin laying here! :) Happy Wednesday!

Sonya Ann said...

WIth the way that eggs are going up, you may have come up with an extra income!
I was wondering what to make for dinner. The egg bake sounds pretty good. I will have to leave out the cheese, well on my part and Dens.

~ Noelle said...

So exciting. A friend of ours raises chickens too

Carrie B. said...

Yay! Go Hens!! Those eggs look so pretty too. And looks like some great recipes. Thanks for sharing Jill! xo

Amy at love made my home said...

How great that the hens are doing so well! They are obviously very happy indeed. I think that you are right, there are going to be a lot more egg recipes in your future, but that is a good thing isn't it! xx

aimee said...

Yummy! I LOVE farm fresh eggs! You are so right about them being better than store bought:)