And I’m not even talking about Easter eggs. It’s been awhile, but our farm fresh eggs are back.
So pretty. We’ve had scrambled eggs a couple times this week, including today. Then stupid me found a half empty dozen at the back of the fridge that was pretty old, so I decided to make deviled eggs. I know eggs are very good for you and we shouldn’t worry about the cholesterol in them, but I’m pretty sure I consumed at least 6 or 7 eggs by myself today (counting the scrambled and deviled).
We’re pretty spoiled because we have a local farmer that delivers two dozen farm fresh eggs to our door whenever we run out. Even if you don’t have access to something like that, eggs are a very inexpensive, healthy source of protein. There are so many things you can do with them: scrambled, hard boiled, omelets, egg breakfast sandwich, egg salad sandwich, frittatas, hashes, etc. The list goes on.
Hard boiling eggs is pretty easy. What I do is put the eggs in a saucepan and fill it with water so that the water just covers the eggs. Then bring the water to a boil, remove from heat and cover for 15 minutes (the time varies depending on the size of the egg). To make it easy to take the shell off, after the 15 minutes is up, pour the eggs into a bowl with ice water. With a slight tap to get it started, the shell should come off quite easily.
To make the deviled eggs today, I just cut the hard boiled eggs in half and scooped out the yolks. With the yolks, I mixed in some light Miracle Whip, spicy mustard and dill relish. I added the usual sprinkle of paprika. After I had scooped the mixture back into the egg whites, I forgot I wanted to try to add hot sauce or sriracha. Next time.
I made 7 eggs (so 14 deviled eggs). Good thing I just barely remembered to take a picture before we inhaled them.
Most of our meals have come out of the freezer this week, as our deep freeze was starting to overflow. Tonight was one of my favorites, ribs from one of our favorite restaurants in Topeka (courtesy of Grandpa Lance, who brought them down when he and Jaime came to visit) and cornbread. This cornbread is ah-mazing…. I’m never going to go back to the cheapo Jiffy boxes.
Again, don’t be fooled by the word “natural”, it’s not like this stuff is healthy but man it tastes good.
It’s especially good when covered with butter. I swear I’m going to start working out again one of these days.
So it is that time of year again. It is truly March madness around here. This is a horrible quality phone picture, but I think you get the idea of what it’s like here in our living room.
Don’t feel sorry for me, I get to watch whatever I want from the hours of 12am to 7am.
Speaking of my tv programs, anyone catch the Biggest Loser finale this week? I always say I’m not going to watch the next season, but it keeps sucking me back in. My favorite contestant Dani took it all, she was a rock star. She was the only one on her team for several weeks and still made it to the end.
Another favorite program of the week was the new 30 for 30 on ESPN. It was about Jimmy V’s NC State team that took the NCAA title in 1983. I didn’t know anything about the team or their season, but it’s a pretty inspirational story. Highly recommend it, you should be able to catch it sometime since ESPN replays it a billion times. Motto of the show: never give up!
Sorry I don’t have an updated picture of Jenna, just know that she’s growing like a weed. Her face is filling out and her hair is getting much lighter, so she’s starting to look a lot more like Tyler did as a baby. I do have a picture of the birthday boy though. Tyler and his buddies are always making things at daycare and bringing them home (and I am a bad mom who throws most of them into the trash), so here he is posing with one of his latest creations. I’m not entirely sure what it’s supposed to be but he’s pretty cute in it.
A little too much light in that picture, and I apologize for Hubby’s leg/foot in every picture.
That’s all for tonight… enjoy all the madness!