Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fresh Eggs & Peppery Bacon

by Erin

Is it just our family or do dads make the best breakfast?  When I go back home I can always count on my dad to make me whatever I want for breakfast: waffles, coffee cake, oatmeal, or my personal favorite, scrambled eggs.  I don't know what he does, but scrambled eggs always taste the best when my pops makes them for me.  That is why I thought I would dedicate this Father's Day post to my dad's best meal, eggs and bacon!

Last summer Max designed and helped build a chicken coop for our friend Garrison, and yes, he rents an apartment in the densely populated neighborhood of Albany Park, a true urban farmer he is.    Here are some pics of the designer chicken coop in progress.

Chicken coop in progress

The hens testing out their new home.
I think Max and Garrison could go into business designing and building upscale chicken coops, don't you?  Anyway, Garrison brought us over a dozen fresh eggs recently, so naturally we needed to make a farmer's breakfast of bacon and eggs.

Fresh eggs!

The scrambled eggs were prepared just like normal.  I whisked the eggs, salt, pepper, and a little milk together and then put them on a hot skillet.  If you ever doubted the power of fresh ingredients, I think buying farm fresh eggs at a farmer's market will sell you on them every time.  They are noticeably more flavorful and delicious than the eggs you buy in the store.  Oh man, I am wishing I still had some!

I opted for a little something different with the bacon though.  I restaurant I frequent when I head back to the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska is Bread & Cup.  They have this delicious bacon that is coated with pepper.  I decided to give this version a whirl.  So I liberally coated both sides of the bacon with pepper then put it on a hot skillet.  The bacon cooks a little slower with the pepper on it, and the pepper also locks in the delicious bacon juices.  It turns out oh so good.  The bacon has a spicy kick to it and the texture is awesome.  This is a great way to change up regular old bacon.



So here it is folks, the easiest of breakfasts with a little punch from farm fresh ingredients and pepper.  Now the real question is, was it as good as my dad's?  Not a chance. . . 

Happy Father's Day, Pops and to the rest of you fathers out there!

1 comment:

  1. Good way of telling, and fastidious piece of writing to get information concerning my presentation subject, which i am going to convey in college.


    my site: holborn massage - 137.132.22.82,

    ReplyDelete

Leave us a message! Tell us what you think!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fresh Eggs & Peppery Bacon

by Erin

Is it just our family or do dads make the best breakfast?  When I go back home I can always count on my dad to make me whatever I want for breakfast: waffles, coffee cake, oatmeal, or my personal favorite, scrambled eggs.  I don't know what he does, but scrambled eggs always taste the best when my pops makes them for me.  That is why I thought I would dedicate this Father's Day post to my dad's best meal, eggs and bacon!

Last summer Max designed and helped build a chicken coop for our friend Garrison, and yes, he rents an apartment in the densely populated neighborhood of Albany Park, a true urban farmer he is.    Here are some pics of the designer chicken coop in progress.

Chicken coop in progress

The hens testing out their new home.
I think Max and Garrison could go into business designing and building upscale chicken coops, don't you?  Anyway, Garrison brought us over a dozen fresh eggs recently, so naturally we needed to make a farmer's breakfast of bacon and eggs.

Fresh eggs!

The scrambled eggs were prepared just like normal.  I whisked the eggs, salt, pepper, and a little milk together and then put them on a hot skillet.  If you ever doubted the power of fresh ingredients, I think buying farm fresh eggs at a farmer's market will sell you on them every time.  They are noticeably more flavorful and delicious than the eggs you buy in the store.  Oh man, I am wishing I still had some!

I opted for a little something different with the bacon though.  I restaurant I frequent when I head back to the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska is Bread & Cup.  They have this delicious bacon that is coated with pepper.  I decided to give this version a whirl.  So I liberally coated both sides of the bacon with pepper then put it on a hot skillet.  The bacon cooks a little slower with the pepper on it, and the pepper also locks in the delicious bacon juices.  It turns out oh so good.  The bacon has a spicy kick to it and the texture is awesome.  This is a great way to change up regular old bacon.



So here it is folks, the easiest of breakfasts with a little punch from farm fresh ingredients and pepper.  Now the real question is, was it as good as my dad's?  Not a chance. . . 

Happy Father's Day, Pops and to the rest of you fathers out there!

1 comment:

  1. Good way of telling, and fastidious piece of writing to get information concerning my presentation subject, which i am going to convey in college.


    my site: holborn massage - 137.132.22.82,

    ReplyDelete

Leave us a message! Tell us what you think!