Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Grocery luck

Bread at Lin's was 2 loaves for $4.00 today! My favorite bread. Which is usually anywhere from $2.79 to $2.99 these days.

We have some people in our ward who own chickens and have a huge garden. They have so many chickens (around 10, maybe?) that they sell the extra that
they can't use for really small prices. Like free, if you don't happen to have a dollar on you at the time. :) The dad in the family is an amazing ceramics artist, and his beautiful work is everywhere at their house, which is decorated in a way that I love! In their backyard is a nice, big, green lawn, and then his pottery studio, and then the chicken coop and garden. They have a huge variety of chickens, even the crazy almost-zebra-patterned ones! And their garden is just full and beautiful. I'd love to live like that, although I might be way too lazy to do the upkeep.

Anyway, I got some eggs from them today, and was really amazed to see that a couple of the eggs were pale green! I knew about the brown ones, and the speckled ones are pretty great, but pale green?! How cool is that?! She (the mom, that is) said that the eggs really do taste better than store-bought ones, so I'm eager to test them. They also brought by a huge zucchini and some summer squash, for which I've looked up about five recipes to try! Zucchini bread, of course, and zucchini brownies (which are a million times better than they sound), and a casserole involving squash (not always my favorite), cheese (always a favorite) and bread crumbs (so it must be good).

4 comments:

Cara jean said...

I am jealous of your fresh eggs. Did you friend tell you that it is nearly impossible to peel a hard boiled egg that is too fresh? I had a friend that raised chickens and said you have to wait a few weeks to hard boil them. I want to have chickens someday...I want to be that weird chicken lady.

camilla said...

My parents and sister both have chickens..lots of chickens. They are tons better than store bought (the eggs that is). Be careful or you won't be able to go back to store bought. I think we r definitely coming to UT next weekend.

Susan said...

I love fresh eggs!! They really are better. And I have an awesome zucchini casserole recipe!! I'll email it to you.

kathy said...

Fresh eggs are the best. I didn't think that it made a difference but I think they are better. Zucchini bread sounds great too. We missed you at girl's camp...