Too. Many. Eggs.

I started a new job the second week of march full time hours but only four days a week – also I still am waitressing 15-20 hours a week.
Needless to say I haven’t had a lot of time to cook. This morning I don’t work until 11:30 so when I opened the fridge and noticed we have two million eggs I thought perhaps I should bake something and use these suckers.

While it is hard to use two million eggs, it’s also hard to use three and a half dozen. I use four and made two dozen chocolate chip muffins and tonight or Friday evening – time permitting I will be making some zucchini brownies and maybe some cupcakes to use these suckers.

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Look at all those eggs! And those cartons are full!

Taken from http://www.food.com
The chocolate chip muffin recipe i used;
2 cups of flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup of butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 dash of vanilla
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees mix it all up and cook about 15-20 mins.

I also made my fav Mediterranean chicken and pepper salad.
I use Mediterranean salad dressing.
Cooked chicken, feta cheese, tomato, peppers, tomato and sun dried tomatoes.
Yummy.

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Egg follow up

Today I found this web site that talks about the different reasons that eggs are oddly shaped, soft shelled, no shell or discoloured. So I thought I would share the link as a follow up.

http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.ca/2014/02/weird-eggs-101-oddities-explained.html

On another unrelated note today is my day off and after a busy weekend of work I started working on an Easter garland, decorating for spring and sprucing up the house.

I love this time of year, things are ready to come back to life and we are all just waiting to shed the winter layers and get back to enjoying spending time outdoors.

While not entirely cohesive I also have included pictures of my garland start, Easter garland I bought at winners and beautiful mug

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End is near!

I have been told that pre soaking your seeds before you plant them is the best way to get results.
Mostly bigger seeds. Also they say you should file the edges of a pumpkin seed except for the point slightly so that the water can really soak in.
I didn’t know that when I set my seeds in water last night. But I’m hoping that at least just soaking them will help.

I do realize it’s early to plant seeds. But I haven’t had much luck with pumpkins. So this year I’m going to try something different. I still need to run out and get soil to plant them but I hauled out my planting trays and my seeds are soaking right now.

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This morning I was wandering around the yard looking at what is normally the vegetable garden that I have good luck keeping the dogs away from but now it’s just an extra place for them to run. I can’t wait for the snow to melt.

Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love winter. But it’s almost spring now and we have certainly had our share of winter this year.

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Eggcellent

Yesterday when I went to collect eggs from the ladies I had a big of a shocker.

One of the eggs had no shell – just the membrane! I know maybe it’s a sign of a lack of calcium but I don’t think this is the case. Just an off day maybe?
This ever happen to anyone else?

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