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Monday, February 10, 2014


Actually this post could continue the Necessities of Life post... Eggs.  We have found it quite funny to see what people buy when there is a snow storm brewing.  Bread, eggs and milk. Rachel says that everyone obviously eats french toast when they are snowed in! It has crossed my mind that it is kinda crazy to get all worked up.  After this last storm we were able to get out and about the next day.  But, my mind quickly went back to the days of living 6 miles out of town and knowing that if you live out of the city, you may need a few days supply.  It is so easy to look at the panic that some people exhibit, and judge them by what is going on our little world.  Others have different challenges and situations.  We may take the storms in stride, but others may not be prepared for what we see as a hiccup.  But I digress.... Our necessities, storm or no storm, are eggs, milk, salt and butter.  We love our eggs.

We get our eggs from our neighbor, Pete, who gets them from a guy he works with.  We usually order 4-6 dozen.  The last time Larry ordered he got 8 dozen!! That was crazy since our household was going down in number, not going up or even staying the same! But since they are so fresh they last quite a while! This is how I keep the eggs in our refrigerator.  They are easy to grab and it looks pretty! See that one white egg? We had run out of farm fresh eggs and so we bought eggs from the store and that one last white egg just cannot make the cut for anyone's meal. This picture was actually taken last week... and it is still in there tonight!  The fresh eggs are just SO much better! Larry says they are meaty. (For some reason I find that funny!) They just have such a rich flavor that the store eggs do not have.  A favorite lunch for me is poached eggs on toast generously sprinkled with pepper. Reminds me of my Daddy.  How do you like your eggs?  Do you buy them from the store or farm fresh? I guess it may be a good thing that Larry ordered so many, because with this bitterly cold weather the hens (or is it chickens) probably aren't laying. 

It is Monday, so I start a new week of menus.  I am still adjusting to different schedules.  I am going to have to go with more of a definite plan I think... at least every other day.  I cannot go days just picking.  I thought I could.  Well, I guess I can if I am picking a nice pork chop or steak! 

Here is the plan right now for the week:

Roasted Smoked Sausage, Red Potatoes, Red Onions and Green Peppers
Deer Burger in Macaroni and Cheese
Pork Chops in the Crock Pot
Chicken Parmesan and Linguine
Taco Salad

I am so excited!! I will be starting my menu plans for the end of the month soon, because my Oklahoma family will be coming!  And they have few things they like to have when they are home and I like to have something new! I am sure I mentioned it before, but I love cooking for my family!  
They enjoy what I cook and they tell me so!