I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can’t remember the last time eggs were that cheap. That’s a LOT of protein for less than $3. In honor of that smoking hot deal (at Winco for local folks) I thought I’d share seven great ways to use eggs. (The eggs in this first photo are from our chickens a few years ago.)
- This one is simple as they come. Boil a dozen or so and stash them in the fridge for an easy protein addition to any meal. Almost all of my teens will grab an egg to take with them on the way to work, especially if I take a few minutes and peel them. Since most of them tend to be breakfast-skippers, I call this a victory and try to have a few cooked eggs ready in the fridge as often as I can. Here’s a recipe if you need the details of making a good boiled egg.
- Here’s a Cobb Salad recipe that I tweaked by adding spiced lentils. Feel free to tweak as you wish.
- Poached eggs on toast…..yummy! And check out this recipe if you’d like to add a hollandaise sauce to make this even more wonderful.j
- Mexican-Style Migas is hearty enough to be served for breakfast or dinner, and is great in the late summer when (if) you have tomatoes and peppers in the garden.
- If your family’s interests tend to center more on the dessert end of life, try this super-easy recipe for “Impossible” Coconut Custard Pie.
- Stuffed French Toast Strata-– Here’s another sweet one. We make this on Christmas Eve for breakfast, but there’s really no reason to confine this yumminess to only one day a year.
- And finally, here’s a great back-to-school idea. Who wouldn’t love a few freezer bags full of ready-made Freezer Breakfast Burritos?
PS– With all of these recipes, you should be able to click on the photo to get to the website featuring that recipe. And if you’re in the mood for more affordable and family friendly recipes, head on over to Amazon and check out my cookbook Family Feasts for $75 a Week.