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Everyday dose of Reality

There are times that you have to dare to be different or in my case wake my family up when they raid the fridge.  I went to bake something the other day and my eggs were all gone, so I took matters into my own hands.  Funny how a Sharpie marker can change a person’s life and egg count.

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Time to get your eggnog on folks.

What you will need:

2 eggs

3T. sugar

2 1/3c. milk

1t. vanilla

nutmeg or cinnamon

Doing the deed: 

Gently beat the 2 eggs, add sugar, milk and vanilla and shake vigorously or blend in a blender.  Pour in a glass and add a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon on top depending on your taste.  Kick back and enjoy.

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Everyday dose of Reality

That’s right, the laying hens are up to par so I can start selling their eggs.  I am now offering farm fresh brown, blue & green chicken eggs and my favorite for baking, duck eggs.  Over the last two days I have been working on my sign to go out by the road.  For those of you who don’t know yet, I can’t draw nor can I print very well.  This project was made out of old wood we had laying around out in the garage, great little project to recycle some old wood pieces.  Doing the sign wasn’t too bad, but I am pretty high right now.  Today I have been mixing my fumes, and yes I was outside.  Being outside didn’t seem to phase the chemical cloud I was immersed in.  Once the spray paint, outdoor wood paint & polyurethane wears off I hope to be able to think and see straight.

So…if you are local to me, stop on buy to see my sign and while you are here get yourself some fresh eggs.

Side 1

Side 2 of the sign. I gave it a base that is held down with rocks for a good reason. When Macgyver plows snow he can just move the sign out of the way.

 

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Here is a way to cook eggs to make everyone happy.  In one pan you can do over easy, topped with all the likes and keeping out all the stuff that one single person hates.  A cupcake tin is your new breakfast making best friend!

If you have a newer pan great! If you have a worked over muffin tin like I have, rub the pockets with a little olive oil. Crack and egg into each spot.

In our house, some of the kids like scrambled eggs and some don’t. So, half of our tin was poked with a fork and stirred a bit.

Some of the kids like ham with their eggs and some don’t. Top row is for the onion hater & the child that doesn’t like meat with his eggs.

Some like cheese and some don’t. Cooking eggs this way, really makes it easy when you have dislikes and likes. Next you pop the tray into a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for roughly 10 to 12 minutes. Each oven is different so I would suggest checking the eggs at 10 minutes.

Once done grab a table spoon and go around the edge of the egg to pop out of the tin. Slice some fruit or toast and breakfast is served. And…served just the way THEY like it. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Everyday does of Reality

Today while dropping off some clothing for Peggy’s granddaughter, her husband put a burlap bag in the truck.  Chase, our son stayed with Steve and his grandson to catch a rooster.  Seems Ms. Peggy hatched a few last year and this year with the hot summer, every time she opens her windows to cool the house down the flock of roosters are having a party out in the pen.  As normal parties go, as well as most young men, the group of roosters are as loud as all get out.  She told Chase to catch a few and he can take them home.  Since we live in an old school built of concrete and brick, all that racket won’t bother us.

Yep, I had a rooster in a burlap bag in my truck.  I was told his name Chase gave him was Rocky.  Chase asked if he could stay for a while and catch another rooster.  I said sure why not, but the limit is 2!

When I first let him loose in the yard with the ladies, all 29 of them…Rocky was strutting around for all he was worth.  Minnie the duck and her gang of 3 females & 2 male Khaki Campbell ducks was not having it.  As much as Minnie is a big lovey girl, she also thinks she is a rooster.  The fact she lays an egg every day has not phased her in the slightest.  Minnie took her gang, which I have named the chicken coop “Minnie’s Clubhouse”, and circled Rocky.  Now I don’t know about the chickens down at Ms. Peggy’s but my ladies don’t take crap from our dogs, they sure are taken any from strutting cocky Rocky.  Minnie and gang circled him in a corner while Gloria, the head laying hen in charge strutted out of the coop.  Her bodyguard Sable was all puffed up and stretching her wings, she is the biggest girl out there.  They walked up to the circle of guard ducks and Minnie was quacking up a storm with her feathers ruffled.  Gloria joined in and started giving Rocky a good yelling.  I’m willing to bet, those ladies out there were laying down some firm ground rules.  Funny thing was, Gloria walked away, followed by Minnie and her gang, heading back to the coop.  Big ole girl, Sable gave Rocky the stare down for almost 30 seconds.  She turned, lifted her tail feathers and dropped a load of poo, and strutted her way back to the coop.  Rockey better watch his step, I’ve done the math and he is sorely outnumbered and them ladies mean business.

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What does a handbag, purse or canvas bag say about a person?  I know what mine says, “I’m crazy and I recycle”.  However, I am not alone, because my farming Yoda, Peggy wants one too.  I whipped together a chicken feed bag to carry all the eggs I will be getting this fall from our new chickens.  Oh yeah baby, Layena is how I roll.

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Ah the Frittata. I started making it by accident believe it or not.  Then again if you have read some of the section titled “Everyday dose of reality”, you can believe it. For those of you new to the Frittata or haven’t tried making one, you should.  It is the same thing as scrabbled eggs for the most part.  The difference is,  instead of moving it around the pan during cooking and ending up with fluffy pieces, you don’t move it at all.  Pour in the whisked and seasoned to taste eggs into the pan.  Cook on a slightly lower heat,you don’t want the bottom to burn or cook too fast.  Cover the pan and let the eggs cook roughly half way. Add ham and fruit or cheeses, put the lid back on to cook the rest of the way.  It is done when it has the texture of scrambled eggs.  This is basically an egg pizza and I’m sure the foodies around the world are gasping with that statement.  To the normal everyday person, it is basically an egg pizza.  Be experimental, try blue cheese with sliced strawberries, something you normally wouldn’t try you might be surprised.

To really bring out the flavor in a simply slice and toss fruit salad.  Warm up a table spoon of honey or teaspoon for a small salad, and drizzle over.  Gently toss and enjoy.  The warm honey gets the juices of the other fruit moving and on a slightly chilly Spring morning a warm fruit salad sure is yummy.

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