Articles from BeccaOH

Hello from east central Ohio. Back in the 1950s my grandfather had a chicken farm called Morning Gem. He raised nearly 3000 layers in cages in a big block building, then drove around delivering eggs to homes and businesses. By the time I came along the building was a tractor shed and the chickens were gone. I can't say I would have enjoyed that type of chicken farming, though. I'm just getting into chickens for hobby and for food. This is my first experience with chickens, and I'm excited...
July 2009 visited my aunt's home in NW Kansas, and of course, I was interested in her chicken set up. Her main coop is old, and it does not have an attached run. (A smaller coop does have a run for when she is raising chicks.) My aunt has lived here over 40 years, but her in-laws farmed the place before her, so I'm sure this coop has been used for over 50 years. Here is the building, which is starting to show termite damage. Here is the old feeder. Right now they are feeding 100% whole...
Ingredients: 4-5 lbs. whole chicken 4 cups water 4 cups chicken broth 8 tbsp flour 1/2 lb. processed American cheese, grated salt and pepper, to taste 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni 2-3 cups buttered bread crumbs or cracker crumbs Cooking Instructions Cook whole chicken in water until chicken separates from bone. Debone chicken, discard bones, and set chicken pieces aside. Heat 4 cups of broth taken from your chicken pot. Take a cup of broth and blend with flour to make a paste. Add to pan of...
Ingredients: 3 c. zucchini, grated 3 c. sugar 1/2 c. lemon juice 1 (3-oz.) box apricot gelatin Cooking Instructions Peel and remove seeds from the zucchini before grating. Boil grated zucchini, lemon juice, and sugar together for 30 minutes. Add gelatin and remove from heat. Don't let it boil again. Pour into sterile jars and seal in a water bath (approximately 5 minutes). Note: Fills 8 jars (4 ounce size)
Ingredients: 6-8 slices bread, torn into small pieces 1 lb. sausage, cooked and crumbled 6-8 eggs 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 tsp. prepared mustard 1/4 tsp. salt Cooking Instructions Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan and place bread crumbs in bottom. Sprinkle sausage and cheese over the bread. In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy; add milk, mustard and salt. Pour over the bread, sausage, and cheese. Can be refrigerated overnight. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°. Note: 8 servings.
Ingredients: 4 cups sugar 13 cups water 3 (3-oz.) boxes peach gelatin (or flavor of your choice) 2 (46-oz.) cans unsweetened pineapple juice 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 (1-liter) lemon-lime soda, at room temperature Cooking Instructions In a saucepan, mix sugar and 4 cups water, then bring to boil. Let cool. Dissolve gelatin in 3 cups boiling water and to that add 6 cups cold water. Add the above two mixtures together with the juice. Freeze until solid (approximately 2 days). Remove from freezer 2...
Ingredients: 12 whole eggs 2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp parsley flakes 1/4 tsp. celery seed 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tsp. hot sauce Cooking Instructions In a large covered saucepan, place eggs in enough water to cover them and bring eggs to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow boil for 10-12 minutes. Cool and peel eggs. Cut the eggs in half, remove the yolks, and set whites aside. In a small mixing bowl, mash yolks with a fork and blend with cheese, parsley, celery seed, and...
Ingredients: 2 cups Corn (Fresh or Frozen) 4 Eggs 8 tbsp Flour 4 cups Milk 4 tsp. Sugar 4 tsp. Butter (melted) 1 tsp. Salt Cooking Instructions Stir salt, sugar and flour into the corn, and then stir in melted butter. Beat the eggs well, add milk gradually to the eggs mixing thoroughly. Stir the milk and eggs into the corn mixture and blend well. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350° or 375° until the custard-like pudding is browned nicely. During the first 15-20 minutes of...
Ingredients: 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 2 eggs, beaten 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree 1/4 c. baking mix (i.e. Bisquick) 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk Cooking Instructions In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Add eggs to sugar mixture, then blend in pumpkin. Dissolve the baking mix in a bit of the milk, then add to the pumpkin mixture. Finally, gradually stir in the milk. Pour into a lightly greased 8 x...
Ingredients: 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked, cubed, and cooled 8 oz. rotini pasta, cooked and rinsed in cold water 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 cups grapes, halved 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tbsp vinegar 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sliced almonds Cooking Instructions Place chicken, pasta, pepper, onion, and grapes in a large bowl. Blend mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, garlic powder, and salt. Coat chicken mixture with dressing, and...
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