Monday, October 4, 2010

Egg Surplus

When you get over a dozen eggs everyday it doesn't take long for them to stack up. When they were small pullet eggs I pickled them. Occasionally a neighbor shows up to buy fresh farm eggs but I have not advertised at all. I used to have a regular customer base for eggs but when I got sick and while going through cancer therapy I got rid of my chickens because we were always in the hospital and not home to care for them. Those people that bought eggs from me moved on to other people with eggs. I am thinking of putting a sign out front in the spring for  selling fresh farm eggs. In the meantime I have sold a few and donated a few to our local food bank. But when I opened the refrigerator door and saw 14 dozen eggs I knew I had to come up with some ways of using eggs.

So I went to the grocery and bought 2 dozen English Muffins. Came home and O Wise One and I toasted them and then cooked 2 dozen eggs in a skillet. Cooked up some homemade venison breakfast sausage patties and a slice of cheese on each one. It's the Hickery Holler version of the McMuffin. If I had really been energetic I would have made my own English Muffins. And maybe went to the Amish Dairy and got some homemade farmers cheese. Maybe next time.

They were then wrapped individually in cellophane and frozen in large ziploc bags. Ready to take out of the freezer on a cold morning and pop in the microwave to eat while waiting for the school bus. Or maybe sitting in that deer stand wating for the sun to come up.

We were on a roll the 24 sandwiches got rid of 2 dozen eggs. We then scrambled up another 2 dozen eggs. A pound and a half of sausage and some hash brown potatoes. Some shredded cheese, diced onions and jalapenos and we had the fixings for another 24 breakfast burritos. Wrapped individually and frozen then also put in large ziploc bags.  

The remainder of the eggs were put into freezer containers and frozen. These will be taken out and defrosted in the refrigerator and used for scrambled eggs in the morning and holiday baking for those upcoming winter holidays.

So when the days get shorter and the chickens slow down on their laying. I will still have plenty of eggs for those pumpkin pies and bread and any other baking I want. Tucked safely away in the freezer.

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. WOW! That's a brain stretcher, I like it! it gives me a lot of idea's for future fast breakfast's, when I'm tired or just lazy in the mornings. I wish I could have some chickens, it's against the Home Owners Ass< Yeah! I could say more about that, but lets be happy...Ginny

  2. What great ideas! That is just fantastic! I am thick-headed (or dull-witted, not sure which) and have a hard time thinking outside the box so thanks for all these ideas! :)

    Have a great day! :)

  3. What a wonderful idea!!! Marcy had been sending her eggs for me to give to those who have none.
    I will share this idea with her.

  4. You sure do put up the "Harvest"! These are wonderful ideas for the extra eggs.

  5. I have 2 layers and have just added 4 more chicks that should start laying any day. There's only the 2 of us and believe you me, there are more than enough eggs. I don't care for english muffins but, I can bake up a biscuit and make some sort of frozen goody for a rainy, off day. Thanks for the thoughts.


  6. How long would you microwave these - sorry its a late question but came across this on Pinterest. Hi from the UK by the way/

    1. I have a large microwave and I unwrap the sandwich and cover with paper towel and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

    2. thanks so much for replying. Have a great day.

  7. Thanks for all the great ideas. Do you just freeze the eggs whole, several together or separately? Thanks

  8. I sure am missing your posts! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You have 3 canning recipes I hope to try this year. Am already buying up my 100% pineapple juice to make some of those zukes and want to make some of your dill relish and your ham. dills as well.
    Thank you SOOOO MUCH for sharing and again I just dearly LOVE your blog!!!!


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