Broccoli, Cheddar, and Sausage Breakfast Casserole


With all of our eggs (the ladies are doing good by us!), this breakfast looks so incredible and relatively easy for food on the go for the boys. I’m thinking I will put this in individual cups for single-handed eating – this will certainly get me some Mom of the Year points, no?

Inspiration: Week day breakfasts can be challenging for us in the mornings because there just isn’t an overload of extra time. I’m truly a breakfast lover, so I’d love to whip up individual omelets, sweet potato hash browns, and a fruit salad every day, but it’s just not feasible (not to mention that we really don’t need nearly that much food in the way of breakfast on the week day mornings). I like to bake a breakfast casserole every now and then on a Sunday afternoon as a great solution. They’re dead simple to make, and then we have breakfast for most of the week. We just cut out a couple of pieces in the morning, throw them into the microwave, and end up with a great and nutritious breakfast.

What We Loved: I really enjoyed this nice and fluffy breakfast casserole because it has a couple of…

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Egg Production and Planting the Garden


We are seeing between 3-5 eggs per day and looking forward to more egg production as our pullets come into maturity. We have settled on 11 chickens and that feels like a pretty reasonable number for now.

Next weekend we will be getting our plants in the ground. We have had an unseasonably cool spring/summer setting records for low temps. The rest of the country is setting records for high temps. I feel fortunate but I am certain that some of our vegetables need more time in the ground to get the season length they need to fully grow. We’ll see.

A Five Egg Day



For two days in a row! It’s been pretty awesome with us coming into our regular egg pattern around here. We have 14 chickens but had only been getting 2-3 eggs and were only really sure of one of them being a layer. Now we are pretty much on to six of them due to the egg colors (we have Ameraucanas among others). This is allowing us to sell three of our pullets to another urban farmer tonight and recoup more than half of what we spent so far on this year’s ladies. Awesome! To add to the urban farm humor, here is the difference we saw in egg size today.

Egg Production


It’s been 9 days since we moved three new chickens into our little urban farm. Even with the stress of riding up the freeway in their coop and being somewhat manhandled by an enthusiastic 9-year-old boy, these ladies got right to work. Our total production has reached 20 (!!) eggs. Pretty crazy, right? Given that we were given a very large bag of food for free when we picked up the chickens, this has cost us nothing except for the elbow grease of keeping the coop clean. Unfortunately we bought five dozen eggs at Costco a few days before we made the decision to bring these already laying chickens home. We’ve been eating a lot of quiche! Tonight we will have pasta carbonara. We can hardly wait to get through the Costco eggs and get started on the fresh free-range eggs from our ladies.