My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Recipe: Turkey Egg Cups

I made something new last night, and it went over ok. Would have been better if I hadn't over-cooked them!

Ingredients (per egg cup):
2 thin slices of deli-sliced turkey or ham
1 medium raw egg
1 tablespoon shredded cheese
sprinkle of dried spinach or parsley
sprinkle of chives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pan-spray a muffin pan so these don't stick. Line each muffin cup with 2 slices of the turkey or ham, leaving an overhang for later. Crack an egg in each muffin cup. Sprinkle on the spinach, parsley and chives. Bring up the turkey/ham overhang to cover the egg and greens. Place the cheese on top (it helps to hold the overhang in place). Bake for 13-16 minutes, depending on how well you like your egg. Spoon out and enjoy!

NOTE: I baked mine for 20 minutes, then I thought I detected a little wiggle so baked for another 3 minutes. WAY too long!

The Kid, who is a really picky eater and doesn't like to try new things, ate his up. Served with crackers and carrots and fresh raw zucchini slices.

This is a nice way to prepare eggs for the family when everyone wants something different. The Kid got turkey, egg and American cheese (doesn't like greens, especially chives, that are dried but will eat fresh raw spinach in the Spring). Hubby got turkey, egg, spinach, parsley and chives, with goat and sheep cheese on top. I got turkey, egg, a tiny bit of spinach, chives, with Amer cheese. I made 2 for each of us. Then the Kid and I got gluten-free crackers, and Hubby ate triscuit-type wheat crackers. Adding the veggies made this a healthy meal! I took pix so I'll try to add them soon.


Anonymous said...

Ill have to say that at first I turned my nose up at this idea but when I read the recipe it dosnt sound that bad and I am the last one to be accused of not trying something new, By the way I am a a fellow Colo resident and just started interst in planting and growing my own veggies and herbs, any advice is greatly appreciated.

Vikki said...

Yeah, while it looked easy, i wasn't sure if the Kid would have gone for it. He likes things with only 1 or 2 ingredients. Except for pizza!

Took a look at your blog but couldn't figure out what town you're in. Hints?

I'll be more than happy to share my little knowledge with you. Do you have sand or clay for "soil"? Vikki