Celebrate Summer with Nellie's Free Range Eggs
Summer is so close we can taste it! And while “summer school” often gets a bad rap, Nellie’s Free Range Eggs wants parents and kids to get into the kitchen and prepare delicious egg-centric recipes during its own “Nellie’s Summer School” this June.
If you’re not already familiar, Nellie’s is committed to providing better lives for hens, which means better eggs for you and your family! Coming from the first Certified Humane® farm in the country, Nellie’s girls (aka hens) are never caged and have as much, or as little, access to outside as they want.
Easy to prepare, inexpensive and nutrient dense, eggs are one of the most versatile and nutritious meal or snack options around. Plus, they’re a great first food to get kids into the kitchen and interested in cooking at an early age.
I absolutely adore chickens. They are my favorite animal to have as a pet because of how cute they are. I have always been enamoured by chickens. Given the right amount of attention and love, chickens can really develop their own spunky little personalities. My favorite chicken was my adorable little puff-headed hen named Delia. She loved to go for a ride in the car. Heaven forbid, if you left the car door open for any length of time to unload groceries, Delia would sneak in. One of those times was when my oldest son's friend stopped by and left his car door open while he visited for a few minutes. The driver didn't know that he had an unexpected 'passenger' until Delia popped up when he was half way home to say hello. He nearly drove into a ditch. I have so many awesome chicken stories, but I will save that for another time.
Unfortunately, one of the problems with free range chickens is that fact that they are easy prey for hungry predators. That is how my sweet little Delia met her maker. We think a fox got her. My how I miss that little sweetie. The other problem is evil neighbors who call the police when one of my beloved poultry would wind up in his mulch pile. Yes, that horrible neighbor called the sheriff on us.
As much as I love chickens, I have recently had to re-home my flock. With my busy schedule lately, I have not had a lot of time to devote to my sweet little chickies. I really miss the never ending egg supply! For now, I am relying on Nellie's Free Range Eggs so that my family can still enjoy the freshness and quality of free range eggs, because there truly is a difference!
My son, Braxton loves his daily eggs. He is showing a huge interest in cooking lately, and so I have decided that at least three or four times each week, we will be setting aside some time for Braxton to have some good old fashioned summer school. "Summer Cooking School" in which we will test out many yummy recipes featuring Nellie's Free Range Eggs.
For now, I am having Braxton start out by cooking his own breakfast. He is having a lot of fun learning to cook his eggs however he wants. He is getting pretty good at mastering 'the fried egg.' He is awesome at scrambling them, too.
Next week, when Braxton is officially out of school, I promised him we would make his favorite cookies, using Nellie's Free Range Eggs. The recipe is below. It is a family favorite recipe for Easy Peanut Butter And Chocolate Chip Cookies. I actually borrowed it from my sister, since she made them last week, so I am using her photo as well.
Easy Peanut Butter And Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 egg ( Nellie's Free Range Eggs, of course.)
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1½ cups of flour
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ bag of chocolate chips
- ½ tsp of almond or vanilla extract ( I used almond)
- ½ cup of peanut butter (I always use a bit more)
- ½ cup of softened butter
1. Mix butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg in bowl. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Add vanilla or almond extract and chocolate chips.
2. Pour a half cup (or less) of granulated white sugar in a bowl. Roll little balls of the cookie dough and roll into the sugar. Put on parchment paper or just cookie sheet and press dough with a fork.
3. Put in oven for 10-12 minutes at 350. Let cool and enjoy!
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