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Turkey Tuesday - When One Good Thing Leads to Another 
Sep. 3, 2013 3:30 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2013 3:06 am

Almost a year ago, one of my daughters wanted to hatch eggs for a science project.  We created a homemade hatchery (see http://hudsonvalleyhandymom.com/?p=471 for more details).  At the time the experiment was done, I had no idea what it would later lead to:


This is the result of the three hens I was able to keep.  That's right...THREE!!!  Who would've thought they'd lay daily eggs?  When I chose the breed of chickens, I had read that they COULD lay up to one egg a day, but I cook so much that I figured we'd go through whatever we had in a short period of time.  Obviously, I overestimated myself.

When God gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right?  When God gives you eggs, you scramble them, and make them even more awesome.

With that, I went to Allrecipes.com and found a recipe for a Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Turkey-Bacon-Breakfast-Burrito/Detail.aspx?evt19=1<
breakfastburrito2The recipe is relatively basic, but I have some suggested changes to bring it to an even tastier level.

First, add some water to the eggs and whisk them together to make them fluffier.  I know, I know...people have been taught to use milk for scrambled eggs, but water works well and evaporates well if you accidentally add too much.  I added 1/4 cup of water to the eggs in this recipe.  However, you might choose to do more.  The reason I added the water was because I don't like scrambled eggs that are rubbery and hard.  If you prefer a less fluffy egg, then stick with the original recipe.

If you use a non-stick pan, you can avoid the use of oil.  I have a GreenPan that works so well with a dish like this:  http://www.green-pan.us/us/home-1867.htm<

Adding salt and pepper to the eggs (to taste) would be a great addition.  The amount of chili beans in the dish weren't really enough to really impact the dish.  Either add more or eliminate them.  I would even choose to cook them in the dish rather than layer them on the tortillas.  Add the cheese to it prior to the eggs being cooked completely.  Don't be afraid to experiment with different cheese flavors.  How about some Pepper Jack?  Add some sliced jalapenos!  Let your imagination fly!

Some other ideas for this dish:  chop some peppers (red and green), onions, and mushrooms.  Saute them in a pan with just enough olive oil to coat.  Add the eggs and crumbled bacon to the pan when your vegetables are softened.  Add the cheese when the eggs are almost entirely cooked.  Eliminate the beans, salsa, and sour cream.

For another idea (and for a one person idea), scramble two egg whites with a little salt and pepper.  Lay them on a corn tortilla.  Add two slices of cooked Butterball Turkey Bacon over the top.  Put approximately a tablespoon of salsa over the top and a small dollop of light sour cream.

When Meatless Monday is over, then Tuesday should be Turkey Tuesday.  Actually, Monday should be Moonpie Monday or something involving chocolate since it's the first day of the work week.  Wasn't there a song that had lyrics that said, "Just another Moonpie Monday?"

The recipe for the burritos will make a lot, so make it how you love it, and wrap them up for the early morning rush!

Happy #TurkeyTuesday!


Sep. 3, 2013 3:48 pm
Very nice blog happy Turkey Day!
Sep. 4, 2013 5:58 am
Nice Blog. Love the story.
Sep. 4, 2013 8:54 am
Wasn't "Moonpie Monday" by some group like "The Bangers&Mash-les" or something ? I can see this dish in my Turkey Tuesday future.
Sep. 4, 2013 2:27 pm
You may be right, Doug! Maybe it was Banana Ramalama Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's?
Sep. 4, 2013 2:28 pm
And..thank you, Joey Joan and Janet! I have eggs...anyone for quiche now?
Sep. 4, 2013 2:48 pm
If the girls cooperate, that frittata with the turkey sausage is really good. (By girls I mean the chickens, not your daughters)
Sep. 5, 2013 9:06 am
HAHA! I call them my girls! I have a houseful of chicks no matter how you look at it! ;)
Sep. 6, 2013 6:48 am
Hello Donnam! Your egg burrito looks very appetizing. I love fluffy eggs and hope to try the water suggestion. Nice blog!
Sep. 6, 2013 2:44 pm
Thank you, Lela! Rubbery eggs aren't too appealing to me. I discovered the water method when I ran out of milk one day and liked the result better.
Sep. 6, 2013 8:23 pm
funy...i have always used water, my hubby milk...except i don't let him see when i make eggs for him that i use water :-) he always likes mine better...wonder why??
Sep. 7, 2013 7:12 pm
They are better! I think something with the milk weighs them down somehow, and the water makes them much lighter.
Sep. 9, 2013 3:06 am
As I have said before, almost anything is better wrapped in a tortilla! ;)
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I started creating my own recipes when I had to live out of a pantry with little funds. I enjoy being creative, and this led to me becoming published. Later, I became an Allstars Brand Ambassador. I love the program because it let me be a part of a company that I respect and love so much in a way that I couldn't have imagined. Being a Brand Ambassador has been such a huge honor and great experience. I've met so many wonderful people due to it, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Allrecipes through roasting pumpkin seeds on the Better TV show. I just want to give a big shout out to Better TV for giving me the opportunity to represent Allrecipes - a website I've been visiting for over 15 years. Here are the links to the pumpkin seed roasting: http://better.tv/view/food--amp--recipes2-food--amp--recipes-how-to-roast-pumpkin-seeds http://better.tv/view/food--amp--recipes2-food--amp--recipes-roasting-pumpkin-seeds-part-2
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I started cooking at a young age, and most of my mistakes took place during that time period. As a child, company was constant in our home. My mother knew I loved to cook and asked if I could make some of my Blonde Brownies for dessert that night for our company. I was 12 years old, and gladly started to prepare the dish. Unfortunately, my mother was out of vegetable oil. I went to the fridge and took out some reserve oil she had filtered after using it for deep frying. I figured it was still good and added it to the brownies. That night, when dinner was finished, the brownies were brought out. I took a bite of mine, and dropped it on the plate. The company ate the brownies and stated how good they were. My brownie had a horrible taste. It was at that moment that I realized the reserved oil was from my mother frying fish. Never again did I test the waters of used oil.
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