Those of you who have been with us for sometime know that when we started this blog we had 2 chickens who would contribute around 6 eggs a month between them to our food stock, not exactly that helpful and we were buying eggs every week much to our annoyance.
As you know we found a chicken, lost a chicken and then became proud owners of 3 lovely new birds, Barbara, Sharon and Flo aka Tom, Dick and Harry. Up to 5 birds we were getting about 2 eggs or so a day whilst they all settled in. Pretty much spot on, no need to buy eggs, eggsactly what we needed. A few weeks ago when gardening however we came across a little nest of 7 eggs that our eggscapee chicken Sharon had obviously laid in her favourite hidden spot. Wings clipped, run fence further improved and Sharon contained we waited for a steady stream of an eggstra (sorry we know these are bad) egg a day to come our way.
Then something strange happened, summer arrived and our little chickens, who have either lived in a shed or seen only the few days of summer we have had for the last few years, seem to be thriving in our eggcellent weather! We have gone from 2 eggs a day to 4 or 5, one day Ian remarkably came back with 6, busy day for one of our girls!
How very eggsciting, until of course you realise that whilst 2 big and 1 little persons may use 5 eggs in one day, it is not so easy to use 5 eggs every day, coupled with our eggstremely hot weather and a desire to a) not cook much and b) not eat all that much we have what can only by described as a glut of eggs!
So what to do with them all? Well it is too hot to bake much, we have been making pancakes but our recipe only uses one egg, Ian made some egg jam (basically very soft boiled eggs spread on bread – another culinary disaster) and we have had cakes, but they are being produced faster than we can eat them so….your best most egg-using-up ideas please!
PS – we don’t really like omelettes hehe