Articles from MissPrissy

View the entire thread on BYC Forums Past experience with an old hovabator over 15 years ago left me not wanting to try and hatch eggs myself. The thermostat was wonky and unreliable. Even replacing it with a new wafer it was a pain to get the temp set and maintained. With things changing and solid state thermostats available I thought I would give the idea another go. I cringed every time I looked at the price of incubators with all the bells and whistles. Over $200 in some cases for all...
Ingredients: Chicken and Broth 1 whole chicken 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 3 - 4 garlic gloves, crushed salt and pepper Dumplings broth Anne's Dumplings, frozen pastry strips Cooking Instructions Chicken and Broth Place chicken in stock pot. Add vegetables and seasoning. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn down heat. Cook until the chicken is tender and the meat is falling from the bone. Remove chicken from stock. Set aside on a baking sheet and...
I use a timer in the hen house in the winter to give the hens about 14 hours of light. I follow the advice given to me by a very old farmer who hatched my very first hens about 20 years ago. Added light should be in the morning to add to the day not to extend it. I set my timer to turn on the lights 2 - 2 1/2 hours BEFORE sun rise and to turn them off just after sun rise. So, next month when the time changes and the sun is rising at 6am (and setting by 5:30pm!) the timer in my barn will...
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Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens by Alex Kramer / Joan Whitney One night farmer Brown was takin' the air Locked up the barnyard with the greatest of care Down in the hen house something stirred When he shouted, "Who's there?" This is what he heard There ain't nobody here but us chickens There ain't nobody here at all So calm yourself and stop that fuss There ain't nobody here but us We chickens tryin' to sleep and you butt in And hobble, hobble, hobble, hobble, with your chin There ain't...
I fry chicken the way my Grandma taught me. Nothing fancy. Simple fried chicken. -MissPrissy I cut up a chicken into pieces. Then I season with pepper, garlic powder and anything else I have a taste for like onion powder, a dash of nutmeg etc. I don't use salt at this point because it pulls the juices out of the meat. I put them in a bag and put them in the fridge for several hours. I usually prepare the chicken this way the night before or the early the morning I plan to cook it. Then I...
DateFertilityHatch DateColor5/26/2008developed6/17/2008Splash5/27/2008developed6/17/2008Splash5/28/2008developed6/17/2008Blue5/29/2008not fertile--5/30/2008not fertile--5/31/2008developed6/22/2008Splash6/1/2008not fertile--6/2/2008Broken :(--6/3/2008developing7/1/2008Splash6/4/2008developing7/1/2008Blue6/5/2008no egg--6/6/2008not fertile--6/7/2008developing7/1/2008Blue6/8/2008No egg--6/9/2008No egg--6/10/2008No egg--6/11/2008developing died in shell-6/12/2008No egg--6/13/2008No...
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Ingredients: 1 box elbow macaroni 2 - 3 c. heavy whipping cream 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 tbsp real butter 2 large eggs, well beaten 1 c. mild cheddar cheese, shredded salt and pepper Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 375. Boil a large pot of salted water. Add pasta. Watch for doneness. Do NOT over cook the mac noodles. Drain and place in to a buttered casserole dish. In saucepan heat cream and butter slowly so as not scorch. Add sharp shredded cheese and whisk often so that...
Ingredients: 1 5 - 8 lb pumpkin 2 large baking potatoes 2 large sweet potatoes 1 med. onion, diced 8 - 10 slices bacon, cut into small pieces Vegetable or chicken stock butter salt and pepper Cooking Instructions Wash pumpkin well with soapy water, rinse and dry. Split pumpkin in half. Scoop out the fiber and seeds. Rub the halves with olive oil inside and out. Place flesh side down on a greased baking sheet (or silpat). Bake at 375 degrees until the meat is fork tender and orangey-yellow....
Ingredients: 12 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 4 cups very cold heavy cream 4 cups very cold milk 1 tbsp vanilla 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg nutmeg for sprinkling Cooking Instructions In large bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold in half of the sugar. Careful not to break the whites. In an another larger bowl beat yolks until creamy. Fold in half of the sugar. Fold egg whites into beaten yolks. Carefully stir in the cream, milk and nutmeg. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs 1/8 tsp. prepared yellow mustard 1 tbsp pickle relish 2 tbsp mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste paprika for garnish Cooking Instructions Peel and halve the boiled eggs. Carefully remove the ball of yolk leaving the egg half intact. Mash the yolks together with small amounts of the other ingredients like making egg salad. Use the mixture to fill the egg halves. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and garnish with a slice of stuffed olive or a sprig of parsley.
Ingredients: chicken breast, boneless buttermilk flour, seasoned bread crumbs or panko Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce real butter ranch or blue cheese dressing Cooking Instructions Cut the boneless chicken into bite sized pieces. Soak in buttermilk for a few hours. Over night is even better. Remove from the buttermilk. Mix together seasoned flour and breadcrumbs/panko. Place the pieces of chicken into the coating mixture and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Set your oven at 250 degrees. In a...
Ingredients: 2 qts. milk 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 6 eggs, well beaten 1 pinch salt 2 c. sugar 5 qt. ice cream churn 1/4 c. flour Cooking Instructions In a double boiler slowly begin to heat 1/2 gallon of milk. Add in the well beaten eggs. Mix the sugar, flour and salt together and slowly add a little at the time until you have stirred it all into the milk and there is no lumps. Do not let the milk mix boil but stir and let it cook until it begins to thicken. It should coat the back of...
Ingredients: chopped chicken finely chopped onion dill pickle relish chopped apple chopped celery craisins Duke's mayonnaise garlic powder salt and pepper to taste Cooking Instructions This recipe has no real measurement for the ingredients. You can use as little or as much as you like of the chicken and fruits. Mix it together and allow it to sit in the refrigerator a few hours to allow the flavors to marry. Serve as a sandwich, on a bed or lettuce or in hollowed out tomato cups. This...
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