Last night while concocting this mornings mini muffin experiment idea I decided I needed to get back to using more eggs as they’re starting to pile up.
I scramble a couple every day to supplement the quails protein as they’re not free-range like the chickens and buying high protein feed is expensive and just silly when I get free protein from the hens everyday.
I still have a lot of homegrown ham from Christmas in the freezer which I like to get into occasionally. It was a 36lb ham that I raised for about 18 months and then cured country style for 12 months before smoking it for 48hrs. I’m very proud of my ham, his name was Frank.
Ok back to breakfast.
This recipe is just enough to fill my 48 mini muffin tin.
2 cups flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup diced ham
1 cup diced pepper jack cheese
10-12 spinach leaves chopped
Mix the egg, flour and milk and pour into tins. Add spinach, a couple cubes of ham and cheese to each tin.
400° oven for 10 minutes
When they are done they almost pop out of their tins. I’ve never seen such a thing.
The flour makes these a muffin-ish quality which the girls and I loved. No need to add salt as the ham and cheese take care of the saltiness and flavor.
On another note the horses are starting to show resentment about me rushing back inside to make breakfast after chores instead of playing with them. I’ll get back to it on the weekend.
Enjoy your day!
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As a wannabe food growing/creating blogger I realize that I fall short in one big area. My food isn’t beautiful. I rarely cook with a recipe so it’s hard to translate also. I guess that’s two areas. This is one reason for the lack of blog posts. I cook 2-3 meals a day from scratch and sometimes dessert if my teen doesn’t beat me to it. Each meal is a little bit of a work of art inspired by ingredients available, cravings and a lot of love. 9 times out of 10 we have six thumbs up in our family of three. I’m not afraid of failure and certainly create a few dishes we all vote out or vow to try differently. Brussel sprouts was one of those dishes that I tried 5-million different ways before I found a method that everyone loved. And that’s who I am as a lover of almost all things food is a desire to master each major component so we’re never bored with our food and I can toss together a good meal with few options.
This mornings breakfast was a fantastic example of yummy food that was less than picture perfect. I’m pretty sure there is no proper name for it either.
Last night for dinner I made pork meatballs (homegrown pork) with what I’d like to call a “sweet n sour” inspired sauce/salsa of purple onions, bell peppers, pineapple, diced tomatoes, fennel and some ginger beer. I served it up on rice, also made with ginger beer.
What does that have to do with breakfast? I chopped up the left over meatballs in a pan, put the rest of the chunky sauce/salsa in the pan with it, got it bubbly and hot then poured dutch baby batter on top and stuck it in the oven to bake.
The above is what came out. It was definitely worthy of seconds. But like I said, it’s not beautiful. Over the years I gave up on taking pictures of the food that I made except for the rare dish that I thought was pretty enough to lock the memory away in my shoebox.
Here’s some of my other not so fabulous dishes that look like they could earn me a place in America’s Worst Homecooks. I promise they all tasted amazing though.
Wild Cooking (snake, rice and veggies)
Chicken Pot Pie stuffed Omelette
Potato Salad with homemade pickle relish
On the other hand the main stars of my dishes I love taking pictures of! Here’s a few.
Chicken and Eggs
It’s like Easter every day!
I suppose my goal should be to cook prettier food and build recipes that I can share with you all.