Guest post from Tanya of Springs Homestead
Eggs are not just for breakfast, they make great snacks and delicious dinners. Although the price of a carton of eggs has increased some; they are still cheap and healthy. Plus, they are loaded with protein and vitamins B12, A, D, and E.
If you’re looking for a simple way to stretch your grocery budget… here are some ways eggs can help you do just that!
Eggs for Breakfast
Eggs can be served in numerous ways for breakfast. There is the basic scrambled, fried, and poached. Or, if you would like to get really creative try a frittata, omelet, or soufflé.
Eggs really are a great way to start the day and there are numerous breakfast egg recipes.
I like to keep hard-boiled eggs in our fridge for anyone looking for a snack. They can be packed into lunch boxes for school, work, or for us on-the-go homeschool moms. Eating a hard-boiled egg after a rigorous workout can also give you that much needed protein boost.
Snack time, with eggs, can be simple, nutritious, and kind to the wallet.
Dinner with Eggs
During the spring and summer, my hens lay many eggs. In order for my family not to grow tired of eggs, I have amassed quite a collection of egg recipes. I never knew there were so many ways to serve them. Even if you are buying your eggs, these are very economical dinners.
Here is a recipe that we particularly enjoy.
Recipe for Huevos Rancheros
- 1 15 oz. cans of stewed tomatoes (or 1 quart home canned)
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups cooked rice
- Add tomatoes and spices to a skillet and heat to simmer.
- Carefully add eggs to mixture without cracking the yokes.
- Cover skillet and simmer until eggs are poached.
- Once eggs are done, sprinkle cheese on top and allow to melt.
- Serve over rice and enjoy.
Note: I often double this recipe.
What are your favorite ways to serve eggs?
Tanya married a farm boy named James and together they are restoring his family farm after 20 years of neglect. When Tanya is not homeschooling their three children or working on the farm, you can find her concocting something in the kitchen or writing on her blog Seven Springs Homestead.