Thursday, January 26, 2012
Egg Info and Something New to Try
CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK!!!
The chickies on the Shawhan farm are not too happy with all of this rain. I think the little raging rivers in their coop and kennel area freak them out. There have been a few brave ladies running around the yard and horse pasture, but for the most part, I don't think chickens care for water much. I took them some old bread and hot dog buns this afternoon to sooth their ruffled feathers...hahahaha PUN intended!
I received my newest edition of Taste of Home Magazine (Feb./March 2012) in the mail the other day (thank you Grandma for the subscriptions!!!) and I found a small blurp on eggs and a different way to make your morning scrambled eggs.
Everyone remembers the bad rap eggs had awhile ago about being high in cholesterol. Thankfully it seems like eggs are making a come back. Now there is new information backing eggs up in that their cholesterol levels are not as high as previously thought. The USDA says that one large egg has 185 mg of cholesterol which is 14% lower than once thought. Dietary guidelines recommend no more than 300 mg of cholesterol intake a day...so go ahead and eat those eggs for breakfast! The USDA also says that one large egg has 64% more Vitamin D than once thought. Eggs also contain 6 grams of protein and have 70 calories.
I am kind of cheating in posting this recipe and not yet trying it out for myself, so I apologize. All you need is a coffee cup, 2 of my eggs, 2 tablespoons of milk, a microwave and cheese if you so please. You spray our cup with PAM, add the eggs and milk and beat them. Then you microwave everything on High for about 45 seconds. Stir it some then microwave it again for 30 to 45 seconds. Finally, add your cheese if you so please.
I plan on trying it this weekend. Hopefully it doesn't end up looking like that microwaved stuff the school lunch ladies used to serve on breakfast day. Let me know if you try it out and tell me how it goes!
"Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble." Taste of Home Magazine Feb./March. 2012: 45
"USDA Study Shows: Eggs Have Less Cholesterol, More Vitamin D." Taste of Home Magazine Feb./March. 2012: 45
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