Broccoli, Cheddar, and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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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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Back in Action!

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It’s hard to believe it’s been so long that I’ve neglected my blog but I am back in the saddle so to speak. We are up to 14 chickens – 6 hens and 8 pullets and enjoying a much larger coop and yard. We moved to a larger home in early spring which is a time-consuming endeaver. Our urban homesteading venture is getting fully underway again and we are excited about it.

Fresh Eggs

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Holy crumbcakes! We made hollandaise sauce over poached eggs this morning from eggs laid today and in the past few days. None of us can believe what fresh eggs really taste like or how easy homemade hollandaise is when you have high-quality ingredients. It was crazy good. Later we made Cane’s birthday cake with fresh eggs as well. Yumm – Oh!

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

8 T (1 stick) butter

3 egg yolks

pinch kosher salt

pinch mustard powder

pinch smoked paprika (optional)

1 T lemon juice (or more to taste)

Mix all ingredients except butter and pour into blender. Melt butter until very hot but not browned. Turn on blender and drizzle hot butter into egg mixture. It will thicken and be ready in about 20 seconds. Top poached eggs and grind fresh black pepper to taste on top.

Egg Production

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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.