Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Egg Diaries - April 21st to April 27th

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.

I truly meant to get this up yesterday, but the weather wasn't co-operating.  We had bad thunderstorms, (luckily no tornadoes) and our internet doesn't do well when there is even a hint of rain in a radius of about four counties around us.  

As promised The Egg Diaries will now be a blog hop, where you can share your favorite egg stories, egg recipes, egg in disguise recipes, egg trivia, egg crafts, egg photographs, anything to do with eggs.  This being a new blog hop, it will, I am sure, go through a phase with very few or no posts, but I'll keep inviting you to post and share all things egg with us.

You can link up with the tool at the bottom of this post.

If you are joining in please link to this blog in your post and feel free to use this button.

The Egg Diaries Blog Hop Button At Home With Tori

I always make too many mashed potatoes.  Mashed potatoes are really not wonderful reheated, but they are delicious when you make them into Potato Pancakes.  I love Potato Pancakes.  If you have never tried them, you should.  They are easy to make and yummy served with sour cream, or for a hearty breakfast, serve them topped with a poached egg, like I did this week.  You'll find my recipe for Potato Pancakes at the bottom of the page.

Potato Pancakes Topped with Poached Eggs Photo by Tori Beveridge
Potato Pancakes topped with poached eggs and served with bacon.

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

The Egg Diaries

Monday April 21st

0 Eggs - Breakfast:  Leftover homemade pizza

0 Eggs - Lunch:  Cheese and crackers with apples

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Restaurant style hot chicken sandwiches with gravy homemade french fries and peas, made with leftover rotisserie chicken

0 Eggs Used


Tuesday April 22nd

0 Eggs - Breakfast:  Oatmeal with raisins

0 Eggs - Lunch:  Ham and cheese sandwiches, vegetable sticks with dill dip

0 Eggs - Dinner - Pork Chops, rice, peas

0 Eggs Used


Wed April 23rd

2 Eggs - Brunch (midweek brunch = luxury of working from home):  Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes, Sausage

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Steak Fajitas, Rice

2 Eggs Used


Thurs April 24th

3 Eggs - Breakfast:  Spice Muffins, Fruit Salad

3 Eggs - Hard boiled eggs, vegetable sticks and dill dip

3 Eggs - Dinner:  Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mushroom and onion gravy, green beans

9 Eggs Used


Fri April 25th

6 Eggs - Breakfast:  Potato Pancakes topped with Poached Eggs, Bacon

0 Eggs - Lunch:  Celery and apples with peanut butter, Spice Muffins

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Leftover meatloaf and gravy, mixed vegetables

2 Eggs - Cooked and fed to the dogs

8 Eggs Used


Sat April 26th

4 Eggs - Breakfast:  Sausage and eggs on biscuits

0 Eggs - Lunch:  Spice Muffins, cheese, cantaloupe

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Cheeseburger Casserole, Green beans

4 Eggs Used


Sun April 27th

8 Eggs - Scrambled eggs for the chickens

4 Eggs - Breakfast:  Toasted Western Sandwiches

0 Eggs - Lunch:  Tuna Salad Sandwiches, carrot and celery sticks

0 Eggs - Dinner:  Leftover Meatloaf sandwiches with barbecue sauce, homemade french fries, salad

12 Eggs Used


Total:  35 eggs Used

Potato Pancakes 1 Photo by Tori Beveridge

Potato Pancakes

2 to 3 cups of mashed potatoes
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced onion, green onions, or chives

Heat your frying pan while you prepare the pancakes.  Your burner should be set to medium-high.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  The mixture will be quite thick and sticky.  Form patties by scooping out the mixture with a large spoon onto a plate, then flatten and shape, using your hands and the spoon.  Repeat until all your pancake mixture is used and your plate is filled with pancakes.

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to your heated frying pan and combine them.

Carefully, lift and transfer the pancakes from the plate to the frying pan and saute for about 3 minutes until golden brown on the bottom, then flip and saute the other side.

Remove from pan to serving plate or individual plates.  Serve with sour cream or top with a poached egg as I did.  Bacon goes really well with them.


Potato Pancakes 2 Photo by Tori Beveridge

1 comment:

  1. Love this blog. My husband and I love eggs and eat lots of them.