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I really want a flock of feathered friends. I’m not sure when it all started, but there have been several things that have contributed to this desire. First, Josiah began eating 4 eggs for breakfast every morning. That means that I need to buy about at least 3 dozen eggs a week for our family. That’s a lot of eggs. Second, I went to a chickens seminar at a local pet store, and I was hooked. Third, backyard chickens have become some sort of fad, and we know plenty of people who have them. Unfortunately, we live in a town that does not allow chickens. Someday. . .
I found The Fresh Egg Cookbook on the new book shelf at our library. Actually, I check the new book shelf every week when David and I visit, and I saw the book there each week for about a month. And I said to myself most weeks “Oh, that looks like a neat book, but I have enough egg recipes.”
I was so wrong. I’m not sure what finally persuaded me to take the book off the shelf and take it home with me, but I’m glad I brought the book home. The author, Jennifer Trainer Thompson, shares from her experience of raising backyard chickens. She shares helpful info about caring for chickens as well as fun stories from her family and their flock.
And, I never knew there was so many different ways to use eggs! I usually stick with quiches, breakfast casseroles, frittatas, and an occasional souffle. Now I am inspired to try migas, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. I would say she includes at least 100 different recipes using eggs.
To be completely honest, I have not tried any of the recipes yet (I will have to update when I do!), but they look pretty easy and use basic ingredients that I’d generally have on hand.
Do you raise chickens? Have any egg recipes you want to share?