More on Eggs…
So like I said this is the time of year for eggs at our house.  It seems we have eggs coming out our ears lately.  I can count about 5 dozen in our refrigerator at the moment!  Here are some more interesting bits about eggs and a couple of great breakfast recipes!
Interesting eggs facts.
*Is it raw or hard boiled?  Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw.  If it spins easily, it’s been hard boiled.
*Eggs can have over 17,000 pores over it’s surface.  The egg can absorb flavors and odors.  Keeping eggs stored in their cartons helps keep them fresh.
*Looking at an egg white can determine how fresh your egg is .  The more murky the egg white is the fresher it is.  Clear egg whites indicate an older egg. 
*One egg contains all of our essential proteins, vitamins and minerals.  With the exeption of vitamin C.  Get that glass of OJ in the morning and you are complete!
*Eggs contain lutein which help prevent age related cataracts and muscular degeneration. 
*Eggs are on of the few foods that naturally contain Vit. D.  Don’t like milk?  Grab an egg!
*One good hen can lay up to 270 eggs per year. 
*White eggs come from hens with white feathers.  Brown eggs come from hens with darker colored feathers.  Like red, brown, and black feathers. 
* The color of the shell is not related to nutrients, quality, or flavor. 
*Flavor of the eggs has to do with what the hen has been feed.  The more grain a chicken is feed (like corn) the darker the egg yolk.  And the better tasting I would have to say!

*In my opinion- I can say this because HEY, it's my blog :)  The best eggs are going to come from true "free range" chickens.  Chickens that have been alowed to eat a varied diet of grains, grasses, and yes bugs!  They are allowed fresh air and sunshine all day, everyday.  In other words, a fun chicken life! (more on free range and other buzz words like that next time)

Breakfast Recipes
Toad in a Hole

This recipe is one of my favorites for our breakfast. An easy all in one meal that is great anytime of the day.  Odd name, I can’t imagine how it got it’s name but fun to make and the kids love it. 
1 slice of bread
1 egg
Butter or spray butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter both sides of your bread.  Cut a hole in the center using a small drinking glass or cookie cutter.  Lay bread on hot skillet and break 1 egg into each hole.  Brown on both sides or until your egg is cooked to your liking.  Salt and pepper to taste while cooking.  I also cook the center holes and serve along side.  My kids like to put jelly or peanut butter on these. 
You could also add cheese and breakfast meats to your center egg.

Crockpot Omelet
1     32-ounce bag frozen hash browns
1 pound cooked bacon (can also use cubed ham or cooked sausage)
1 ½ cups shredded cheese (your choice)
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Diced onion, to taste
Diced peppers, to taste (green has well as red, orange and yellow peppers are wonderful with eggs.)
Place a layer of hash browns on the bottom of a greased crockpot.  Then layer the meat, onion, peppers and cheese. Repeat layers to top and end with a layer of cheese.  Beat eggs, milk, slat and pepper. Pour over the layers and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
This is perfect to mix up and turn on your crockpot the night before. 

From our farm to you, have a great week!



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