Thursday, October 13, 2011

World EGG day - Oct. 14

Well World EGG day is coming up and what a better day to start your day off right with eggs for breakfast. Now I know I'm not the most excited person about eggs for breakfast, I like to put everything in them but once I do they are yummy. I thought I would share some of my fun facts about eggs as well as my favorite recipe using eggs.
Fun Facts: 
An eggshell has roughly 17,000 pores on it
White shell is from a hen with a white earlobe
Brown shell is from a hen with a red earlobe
It takes 26 hours for a hen to make an egg
One day out at room temp. = one week in the fridge
Average hen lays 250-270 eggs a year
USA produces roughly 75 billion eggs annually
China produces roughly 390 billion eggs annually (1/2 the world's supply)

 My Favorite EGG recipe is: Breakfast casserole with Sausage!!! YUM-O 
  • 6 slices bread, cubed
  • 1 pound sausage, browned, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8 each eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon, salt
  • pepper to taste


Cube bread and place evenly in greased 9x13 pan or baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with sausage and cheese. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over ingredients in pan. May cover and chill overnight. (if left overnight, remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before baking). Bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees or until set. Cut into squares to serve.
Serves8 to 10

Thursday, October 6, 2011

National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month. And as they say "A apple a Day keeps the Doctor away" and they are a tasty treat. Most people think that apples in October mean bobbing for apples or carmel covered apples for Halloween. Apples can be used for so many things: juice in the morning, cider at night, pie for dessert or with applesauce next to a pork chop. I always love a good carmel covered apple from the county fair.

Here are  some fun facts about apple for National Apple Month:

2 pounds of apples = 1 9inch pie
2500 varieties of apples are grown in USA
Apples are grown in all 50 states
Apples are a member of the Rose Family
Largest apple ever picked weighed in at 3 pounds
A peck of apples weighs: 3 pounds
A bushel of apples weighs: 42 pounds
Average size of American apple orchard = 50 acres
It takes 36 apples = 1 gallon of cider
Apples are #2 most valuable fruit grown in the USA
7500 varieties of apples are grown world wide

Sunday, October 2, 2011

National 4-H Week October 2- 9

As National 4- H week approaches it reminds me of all the good times and friends I made in this GREAT organization. I started like many at 9 years old following in a parents foot steps. I still remember 20 plus years later the fun activities, camps, leadership, livestock events and people from that time. I truly believe that at one point all children rural or urban need to experience the vast diversity that is 4-H. I still keep my prized 4-H trophy I won at fair not too long after joining the Buena Suerte club, High Individual Vegetable Sweepstakes!!! Its one trophy I can't seem to part with (its a silver and gold watering can, that as never seen water) There is so much to learn and do with 4-H that use this week to help celebrate the organization and please share your memories with your loved ones or help a new clover make theirs for the first time.