So, what does one do with an abundance of eggs and milk? Make a Quiche of course! For like every household in the county.
I make an easy oil-based pie crust and smoosh it into the pie plate (I’m too lazy to roll it out), bake it at 400 degrees for ten minutes.
Two cups of milk, five eggs, goat cheese, chives, onions, S&P get mixed together and poured into the pie crust. Back in the oven at 375 degrees for just under an hour and it’s done.
I guess my recipe isn’t a traditional quiche as the recipes I found usually call for fewer eggs and even cream instead of milk. I could never get mine to set up properly when using fewer than five eggs, so this recipe is more “egg-y” than “custard-y”, but that’s fine with me.
Speaking of chickens and eggs, one of my Barred Rock hens has gone broody. She’s been in one of the nest boxes for three or four days now and gets pretty ticked when you schooch her over to gather eggs. Why do they pick the hottest part of the year to do this? The coop isn’t the most comfortable place in the summer. Maybe I can get Paul make a window in one of the back coop doors to provide some ventilation (as if he doesn’t have anything better to do).
We’re down to only thirteen or fourteen laying hens now, so I suppose it’s time to start the next batch of our omelet producers. I started collecting nice eggs for her to set on so I’ll keep shoving them under her until there are a dozen or so. Last year I had two hens go broody on me during the summer and out of twenty or so eggs only five hatched. And I only have one hen to show for it now. The rest of the eggs were either rotten or were broken by time the incubation period was over. Not sure if it was because of the heat or that they just weren’t careful with their clutch.
On a totally different note, I’ve got another Give-Away coming up! Check in tomorrow to see what the prize is! Don’t hold your breath; it’s not that exciting. But hey, who doesn’t like to win a prize??
P.S. - Tom S., you still need to email me (email@example.com) your mailing address so I can send you Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance! It’s starting to collect dust (again) on my desk.