Monday, April 21, 2014

The Egg Diaries - April 16th to April 20th

The Egg Diaries - A weekly journal documenting my egg use, to help myself and others use all the beautiful eggs, our hens lay for us.

Think back to the time before you had chickens.  How many eggs a week did you use?  How long did a dozen eggs sit in your fridge?  I can remember not using a dozen up in two weeks!

The secret to using your eggs is not to start serving your family hard boiled or fried or scrambled eggs everyday.  It's nice for a little while, but it's one way to make you and them get tired of eggs fast.  Think beyond breakfast.  Look for recipes that have eggs as an ingredient rather than a focal point.  Eggs in disguise.

My Eggs in disguise recipe for you this week is my Popover recipe, because I have had so many people requesting it.  You'll find it at the bottom of the page.

Egg Wrap Photo by Tori Beveridge AHWT

And for those of you who have hard boiled eggs, try my Egg Wrap, it's beautiful and a nice change from Egg Salad Sandwiches.  The ingredients are shown on the Wed April 16th entry.  Change the ingredients to suit yourself, your diet preferences, and what you have in your fridge.  Try spinach or sprouts instead of the lettuce and corn tortillas would be pretty and great for those who want something gluten free.

The food items I used eggs in, are in bold type.  They do not link to recipes unless stated.

The Egg Diaries

Wed April 16th

0 Eggs - Breakfast:  Leftover Popovers served with choice of peanut butter, jams, jellies, honey  Cantaloupe

3 Hard Boiled Eggs - Lunch:  Egg Wrap:   Eggs, genoa salami, cream cheese, tomato and lettuce wrapped in a large spinach herb tortilla.  Cut in half, it serves two.

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Spaghetti with home made meat sauce, Salad

3 Eggs Used   3 Hard Boiled Eggs Left


Thurs April 17th

4 Eggs - Breakfast:  Asiago Cheese Omelette, Sausage, Toast, Grapefruit

0 Eggs - Lunch - Raw Vegetables and home made spinach dip, Apples

1 Egg - Dinner:  Home made Cheeseburgers with tomato and lettuce, oven fries

3 Hard Boiled Eggs - The Hard Boiled Eggs have disappeared... no idea where they went but I think Mr. B. and the dogs have something to do with the mystery

8 Eggs Used  0 Hard Boiled Eggs left


Fri April 18th

3 Eggs - Home made Breakfast Sandwiches a la Fast Food - (Eggs, cheese, sausage on an English Muffin or a Biscuit)  Cantaloupe

0 Eggs - Lunch - Cheese and Crackers, Apples

2 Eggs - Dinner - Chicken Divan ( chicken and broccoli in a cheese sauce) served over rice  Home made Cherry Cluster Cake for dessert

5 Eggs Used


Sat April 19th

0 Eggs - Breakfast: Cherry Cluster Cake and Coffee  Yea, we have days like this

0 Eggs - Lunch - Toasted Club sandwiches, with bacon, turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato

0 Eggs - Dinner - Homemade Pizza ( made with leftover Spaghetti Sauce from April 16th which I had frozen), Salad

0 Eggs Used


Sun April 20th

8 Eggs - Scrambled and served to the chickens

5 Eggs - Brunch:  Baked Mulberry French Toast, Sausage, Coffee, Cranberry Orange Fizz

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Home made Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Peas, Carrots and the last of the Cherry Cluster Cake for dessert

13 Eggs Used


Total:  29 Eggs Used


Popovers with Mulberry Jam Photo by Tori Beveridge


4 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Grease a 12 cup muffin pan, greasing around the cups also

Beat the eggs, milk and salt together until well blended.
Add the flour all at once and beat until well mixed.  Some small lumps are okay.
Stir in the melted butter.

Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full with batter.

Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.  DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR while they are baking.

Remove from the oven and serve.

Delicious with meat and gravy, butter, honey, jams and jellies.

Best served fresh and hot from the oven.

For those of you who keep chickens:  chickens love one or two day old leftover popovers.


How did you use your eggs this week?  Because I'd really love to know and I'm sure others would also,  the next Egg Diaries installment will be next Monday and will be a Blog Hop!

Get ready to share your favorite ways to use your eggs, or anything else, egg related.  See you then!

I'm linking up with:  Homestead Barn Hop #156

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