Egg Overload

In the quest for greater self sufficiency sometimes we come upon some interesting challenges. For instance, what do you do when these:

Eleanor Roosevelt is one of our “First Ladies.” (The first three chickens we raised.)
Pipi and Charlotte

Produce way too many of these?

So many eggs!

My daughter has been selling some of our excess eggs to earn money for buying a computer, but so far supply is far outpacing demand. And our family can only eat so many eggs fried, poached, boiled, deviled and scrambled. We’ve had our share of omelettes and quiche as well and are growing tired of these tried and true egg basics. So I’ve been giving my recipe books a workout to find more ways to use up eggs, including baked egg custards, home made mayonnaise, lots of quick breads (zucchini, banana, cranberry) bread pudding…and still we have eggs.

And then I thought of this:

Pasta!

Yeah, baby, six eggs per batch! This is going to put a serious dent in the egg population around here! I’ve been making batches of pasta by hand, but that is exhausting, so I just got pasta roller and pasta cutter attachments for my kitchen aide stand mixer so I can really crank out the noodles. I will never have to hit up the pasta aisle again!

So glad to be able to find a way to adequately use up the bounty our girls produce. I needed to get that sorted this year because next year we are getting a cow and I’m going to have gallons and gallons of milk and cream to find ways of using. The abundant blessings of farm life. Gotta love it.

One thought on “Egg Overload

  1. That’s so awesome!! Daniel and I would love to take some of those eggs off your hands but I doubt you can ship them to California lol

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