Saturday, April 23, 2011
Great Way To Start A Hard Working Day
Ready to start my Saturday with a great breakfast - Two over easy eggs from my sweet hens laid this morning, some great bacon from a local farmer - no nasty stuff in this yummy meat and then 3 small pancakes from my favorite pancake mix. That's right a mix and out here it is very hard to find so while shopping Friday morning I grabbed up the two boxes I found. The mix is called "Kodiak Cakes" and they are all natural and Tummy Yummy!!!
They also make a Brownie Mix which I have in the cupboard but not yet made - I am sure they are lip smacking too...
So now that I have a full tummy what is on the schedule today?? It is cold, gray and windy outside - not sure if I will spend much time out there. Maybe instead I will get to work inside. I started at the 2 am bottle feeding a roasted vegetable pasta sauce in the crock pot - smells delish. Then I started the deviled eggs boiling and finished them in the cold outside. Here is a tip I have found that works wonders - if you start you eggs in cold water with vinegar, salt and a lid. Turn on the head and bring to a boil. Then turn off heat and let come to room temp and if the weather is as cold as it is outside last night - just above freezing I put the pot outside with lid on and let it get cold outside. This morning I could peel the eggs without a hassle and they turned out just perfect.
I have been thinking of making some good old fashion cream puffs with a spoon full of strawberries. I am also making Rhubarb with Strawberries base which will go into the freezer because then on a whim I can make a cobbler, turnovers or even a roasted pork loin. This evening I will be making chicken thigh roladen with artichoke/herbed goat cheese filling. Again, most will go in the freezer.
So hope you had a great breakfast - your always welcome to eat with me but we do it early even before the roosters rise. Speaking of them I thought I found them a new home but the handyman who was going to take them spoke with his employer and she said "NO"... So I reminded my guys that it seems no one is excited about them so they better lay low and stay out of the hen house. I purchased an organic chicken at the market for the oven and wondered why I am spending money to feed my guys and spending more to put one in the oven??? I saw also on ETSY that folks are selling 10 rooster feathers for $6.00 - BOY, I AM STUPID!!! I tried to figure how much a bald rooster would net me - BOY, I AM IN THE WRONG BUSINESS......