Eggs are so amazing! They are gluten free, high in protein, low in calories, and are budget friendly to boot! They perform a myriad of functions within dishes, and are definite kitchen staples. Their versatility allows for imaginative dishes that range from simple to exotic, without breaking the bank. If it is not obvious, I am a true fan of the egg, from boiled eggs to the subtle addition in that perfect holiday cookie. I want to show them some love by sharing a yummy egg recipe that is sure to please this holiday season. This smoked salmon quiche is a shoo-in for success, AND eggs from your backyard girls play a starring role!
I tried a version of this quiche several years ago, and it has been a keeper in the recipe bin ever since, particularly when I get a truckload of much-appreciated eggs from my mother or aunt. Quiches are fantastic, because they are so easy to adapt-you can throw just about anything into the mix and it turns out tasty! Also, quiche is great because it can be served for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, and can even be made ahead and frozen for later use. Perfect, right? The version I make is with a store-bought crust (my grandmother said it is okay, so it is okay), but I have seen some versions with no crust, a homemade crust, and even a potato crust. And, we typically enjoy it at the Jordan abode with rosemary potatoes and a side salad.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Bring the kids into the kitchen, make a mess, and make some memories…Happy Holidays!
Yield: 2 quiches (eat one now and freeze the other! Or, for one quiche, just split the recipe in half)
We hope you enjoyed last week's post on gift ideas for the backyard chicken lover. This week we've selected a variety of gifts for the caregiver and for the chickens as well!
Lixit Chicken Toy
Load the ball up with your chicken's favorite treats such as PopWorms! and watch them happily pursue it, with treats popping out as they go! Reviews show that over 75% of consumers recommend it and it's 100% chicken approved! Beware, some owners have said their chickens learn how this little gadget works but it doesn't seem to stop them from enjoying it!
Available On: Amazon | Chewy | MyPetChicken
A Chicken Swing
Do chickens like swings? It turns out some of them certainly do! The Chicken Swing shines when chickens are in smaller spaces, which is more likely during the winter time when their free-range lifestyle might be limited.
Available On: Amazon | MyPetChicken
The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens
A little knowledge goes a long way! Get the chicken lover in your life this highly rated informative book full of tips and tricks for healthy hens. Reviews show this little paperback book is loved by 100% of the 631 consumers who reviewed it and it's even the number one best seller in the urban gardening category.
Available On: Amazon | Target
Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally
Lisa Steele is a well-known figure in the backyard chicken community! She has a beautiful blog full of useful information and has been featured by many media outlets. This book has been rated highly and is considered one of the most helpful resources for those keeping backyard chickens.
Available On: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Single Chicken Nesting Box
Nesting boxes are an essential part of any coop and can make an excellent gift for a chicken lover who is still working on their set up. Miller is just one manufacturer who produces top-rated coops, but we recommend looking around for various solutions that may meet your the chicken lover's nesting box needs!
Available On: Amazon
Thanks for stopping by this week and checking out part two in our post on gift ideas for the backyard chicken lover. If you haven't done so already, check out the post from last week, you might get lucky and find a coupon code!
Any backyard chicken lover knows that the backyard flock is just as much a part of the family as any dog or cat. So when it comes to the gift-giving season, it's only natural to include some special gifts with chickens in mind. Every chicken lover has their wishlist of what they want for their special ladies, so what's on our list?
Countertop Egg Holder
One of the greatest benefits of backyard chickens is their consistent supply of fresh eggs. But the chickens don't exactly supply egg cartons. This spiral egg dispenser allows you to store approximately two dozen eggs, plus it creates a beautiful addition to your kitchen!
One of the not-so-fun parts of raising backyard chickens is venturing out on the cold, muddy days to feed the ladies and collect eggs. Any experienced chicken farmer knows that a great pair of muck boots is essential. We love this pair because of their vibrant yellow color. These boots are waterproof and feature our favorite backyard pal — perfect for the crazy chicken lady on your list.
Egg Gathering Basket
There are plenty of vessels you can use to gather your morning supply of eggs, but not many are as cute as this chicken shaped wire basket. This basket is great for gathering eggs, but it's rustic charm also makes it a great option for countertop storage.
Chicken Boredom Ball Toy
Chickens like to have fun too. Your backyard chicken lover will enjoy watching their chickens run around the yard chasing and pecking at their new favorite toy. Fill it with a special treat like PopWorms! and banish the chicken boredom away.
Chickens work hard to provide delicious eggs every day — they deserve a treat! PopWorms! are an all natural, sustainable source of protein, and each batch is made 100% in Texas. This means you can give your hens a tasty treat without worrying about what's going to end up in your egg. Use the code GIFT and receive 25% off one pound bags of PopWorms! ECO, until December 31st, 2018!
Spoil your backyard chicken lover this year. There are so many great options, the only problem you'll have is figuring out which one to get. What's your favorite chicken-themed gift you have given or received? Let us know in the comments!