Egg Salad

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Egg salad is a favorite of the boy in our home.  I try to steer clear of processed lunch meats as much as possible.  He does not eat eggs unless they are in egg salad or deviled eggs.

Yesterday he asked me to make some egg salad for his lunch after collecting eggs from the chicken coop. 

Here is our recipe:

Hard boil your eggs (I hard boil them by placing them in a pot with cold water and a teaspoon of salt making sure the eggs are covered.  Bring the pot to a boil and turn the heat down so they are simmering setting the timer for 12 minutes.  Remove from the heat and immediately run cold water into the pot until the pot is cold.  Let the eggs sit in the cold water for 5 minutes and then peel).

5 hard boiled eggs

1/4 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise

1/8 tsp. salt/pepper & garlic powder

dash of yellow mustard

Mash all

Refrigerate for an hour until it’s cold

Then you can add whatever you like.  Some of our favorites include:  green olives, pimento, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce or tomato. 

This is a yummy sandwich on warm summer days and in the winter in a lunch box!!

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It’s an “Egg”stravaganza

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Oh the fun my kids get to have when it comes to coloring eggs for Easter.  We have ducks, bantam chickens and regular hens.  Our egg collection is vast with light brown eggs, white eggs and even light blue duck eggs.  It’s such a fun hobby for the kids to collect those eggs everyday.  It is even more fun during Easter as they can decorate the small eggs, large eggs, and extra large duck eggs.

Yesterday they collected their eggs and last night they had the joy of coloring some.  I thought I would share some pictures of the farm and where our eggs come from!!

These are our mallards.  I try to get a few every year as the kids enjoy raising them until they are old enough to fly off.  The whole neighborhood celebrates as the ducks take their first flights around the yard, then circling above the houses making larger circles every time and eventually flying off.  In the spring a we will head back to our ice skating pond and there some of our previous ducks will be enjoying their old stomping grounds.  These will probably not fly off for another few weeks so the kids are enjoying them while they can.

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I’m sexy and I know it

These are our larger hens with our only rooster “Flash” who is a bantam size.  He was born and raised with us and thinks he is a dog!! He loves to sit on our feeder looking in the back window.

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And our banties

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Here are the eggs collected, cleaned and colored

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