My homegrown eggs…we just love ‘em!
There are few things that are more thrilling than finding the very first egg that your hens have laid. When Meredith, my 10-year old, came running to the house from the barn, screaming “Mom! Mom!”, I had a feeling that we had our first egg.
We are now to the point that we are getting 15-18 eggs per day! What an incredible source of food and protein for the family!
The trick now is to make sure the family doesn’t get burned out on eggs!
Once the thrill of scrambled eggs and omelets wears off, I am finding that I need to be very creative and deliberate in my use of our surplus of eggs.
All week long, I’ve been looking for wholesome ways to use our eggs and I’ve found a lot of options that our fore-mothers must have been very familiar with! Many decades before the “grocery store” was available as we know it today, our grandmothers knew how to use what was available and in season. You can do that too!
I’ll confess that I’ve never made egg noodles in my life! This recipe uses several eggs, depending on how many you are feeding. With a house-full of growing children, I love recipes that use whole foods and are filling.
What I really love about frittatas is how versatile they are! I’ve been foraging for my frittatas, using dandelion and chickweed sauteed up in olive oil before adding my eggs! Yum!
Strata is best described as an egg casserole with tremendous flexibility! You can use different meats, veggies and cheeses to make a very inexpensive meal, because you can use what you have on hand!
I personally haven’t made these, but I’m definitely going to try them! Mexican flair with eggs, what a filling meal!
I would use scratch biscuits, bagels or English muffins to make these and put some in the freezer for hungry teenagers!
I made Impossible Pie this week and it was wonderful! Using 4 eggs per pie, I made two pies that the kids loved! The recipe also calls for 2 cups of milk, which will come in handy when I’m up to my ears in goat’s milk later this summer!
I miss egg salad. I grew up with it, on toast with a handful of lettuce in it! Yum! Every member of my family seems to be repulsed by egg salad, so I don’t make it often….ok, never. But if your family likes it, it uses quite a few eggs!
French Toast bakes are wonderful for holidays or weekends and you can jazz them up any way you want!
This is not only for breakfast! Why not serve this up for dinner? Yummo!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Simple, humble….the boiled egg. I keep a bowl of boiled eggs in the frig for times when we need a quick protein fix. The very best fast food!
What ideas can you add to our list???