Once upon a time we had only 4 chickens. One was our rooster, Elvis, and the other three were our laying hens, Sassy, Wynonna, and Freja. Freja, (the special green egg laying chicken - purchased especially for this quality) doesn't lay, so really, only two of our 4 chickens actually produce eggs. During the summer and fall, this was fine and we had all of the eggs we needed. Then winter came and, well, lets just say we were lucky to get 2 eggs a week! As Scrapple recounted last week, this egg shortage is no longer an issue and now, instead of rationing our eggs, we find ourselves with the fortunate challenge of trying to find various ways to use all 5 dozen a week up!
Occasionally, that scene from Napoleon Dynamite comes to mind... You know, the one where the farmer has "lunch" set out for the handful of kids who worked the chickens that day? Egg salad sandwiches, hardboiled eggs, and raw egg sludge by the ladleful. Mmmm.
Nono - no worries of that around here! We've found some tasty ways to use them up, one of my favorites is this custardy oven pancake.