Thursday, June 5, 2014


Oh. My. Eggs.  We've been eating lots of eggs.  I'd even go so far as to say we've been eating a shitload of eggs.

Eggs for breakfast.  Eggs for lunch.  Eggs even for supper (if I forget to defrost something or am just a lazy sloth).  Paul had fried eggs and bacon for breakfast, then scrambled eggs with veggies & cheese in a thermos for his lunch.  And he doesn't complain one bit.  Well, maybe just a little bit, but mostly for me to think of some other way to prepare the eggs.

Last year I bought twenty Rhode Island Egg pullets.  Two of them ended up being roosters (one having already been taken "care" of) so that brought us down to eighteen egg layers.  Add that to the flock of fourteen or so older hens and we ended up with a bunch'a hens.  Which are all now laying eggs.

Over here. Over there. Under the bale of hay. Or just wherever.

A few weeks ago I noticed some of the younger hens hanging out near the storage shed and I'd occasionally hear that "Hey, I laid an egg!  Come see so I can peck your eye out!" clucking and squaking near the general vicinity.  I made a few passes around the shed, but didn't see any obvious signs of egg laying.  After noticing a general decline in the egg deposits in the hen house, I finally got down on my hands and knees and did a more thorough investigation of the storage shed.  And here's what I found:

Fifty eggs.  And nobody bothering to set on them.  So Charlie has been getting his share of eggs for breakfast. And lunch.  And supper.

Problem is, now that I've exposed their secret egg stash, they've found a different one.  One that isn't in the nesting boxes.  Normally we get around two dozen eggs, and today there were only thirteen.  Guess I'm off to do some recon on egg-hiding hens today.

Anyone have a unique / yummy egg recipe they'd like to share?  I'm sure Paul would appreciate it.

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  1. Have you made Rachel Ray's recipe for Cheddar and Chile Egg Casserole? I think the recipe is online too. I double it, using 10 eggs and bake it the same time. My family loves it. You could make an angel food cake and some homemade noodles too.

  2. Dang, that is a crap-ton of eggs! I actually have a little egg envy... We only get about 1 per day from 4 hens... Effing chickens...

  3. Do you make Deviled Eggs? They're good as part of a meal or just as a snack grabbed out of the fridge. I've taken them to potlucks and always get compliments 'cause I guess a lot of folks don't take the time to make them anymore. I hadn't made a batch for a while but did yesterday to have with soup for lunch. Last night in bed, I was just about to enter dreamland when that guy next to me (that would be Papa Pea) said, "Boy, those eggs at lunch were good!" I told him there were two left in the fridge and for a second I thought he was going to get up to eat them.

  4. Quiche...try quiche it is easy and you can add anything to them! Very Basic Recipe....Quick N Easy Recipe 350* oven 40-45 min bake time.. In a bowl mix 1 1/2 C Milk, 3 eggs, 1/2 C baking mix, 1 C cubed cheese, 1/4 tsp salt, dash pepper, dash hot sauce(optional) or whatever else you would like to add fresh spinach, broccoli, ham, leftovers for example. Enjoy!

  5. I like to put fried egg on BLT's and like Mama Pea said, deviled eggs are a good snack. Those would use up a dozen :)
    Good luck finding the eggs. Last weekend when I made breakfast I had six eggs in the bowl went to crack the seventh and bam blood shot everywhere :p I guess that egg got sat on a little too long, or I accidentally got an egg from a broody's nest so I've stopped selling eggs for awhile, lol.

  6. Carolyn,

    Nice looking eggs, I wish I was as lucky as you to have all those chickens and eggs.

    Here's a recipe I found under Tasty Kitchen a while back. We've used it numerous times and enjoy it. There's never left overs, the guys eat the frittata up all the time.

    Cheeseburger Frittata
    1 pound ground befft
    1/4 teaspoon Plus Two Dashes of Salt, Divided
    1/4 teaspoons Plus Two Dashes of Pepper, Divided
    1/4 teaspoons Plus Two Dashes of Garlic Powder, Divided
    1 Tablespoon Olive Olil
    1 Whole onion (med or large) chopped
    10 whole eggs
    3 Tablespoons Milk
    4 ounces Cheddar Cheese, shredded, Divided
    Optional Additions: Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Sliced/diced tomatoes

    Preheat oven 400 degrees
    Grease a pie pan with cooking spray.
    Brown the beef in a skillet over medium heat with dash salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    In another frying pan saute onion with a dash of salt and pepper. Saute until onions are translucent.
    Beat together eggs, milk, 1/2 of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    Evenly distribute the browned hamburger on the bottom of the pie pan then top with with the sauteed onions.
    Pour the egg mixture over the top of the hamburger and onions. Top that with the remaining cheese.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until set.


  7. 50 eggs?!?! I do hope you're going to freeze some of those suckers, cuz when winter comes, production drops to 0. I thought my banty hen quit laying, but she dug out a nest under the rhubarb and I found 12! I make lots of quiches and then freeze them. There are some good recipes here that I will be trying...

  8. Carolyn, Paul doesn't complain because you must be a good........egg? :-)