Friday, April 10, 2009

The Easter Bunny doesn't have anything on my laying hens. I have several that roam outside of our animal pen and corral area. Most of my flock stay closer to the barn and nest in the hen house. One of my sons and I were trying to get the tumbleweeds out from under a row of pine trees and discovered a nest with 25 eggs in it. Talk about hitting the jackpot! I was then informed by the poultry judge(my 17 year old who participates in FFA judging) how to check and grade my eggs. When he was one with his judging, I did the old fashioned sink or float in water test. We both had the same answer, toss the one that floated. So then, what do you do with two dozen extra eggs? You have a Ready Made versus Home Made Challenge, of course.

Here come our contestants in the Breakfast Sandwich competition.

Ready Made: 24 Bacon/Egg/Cheese or Ham/Egg/Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches from a convenience store
Cost: 24 @ 2/$3.00 = $36.00 plus tax of $2.79 for a total of $38.79

Semi Homemade: 24 Refrigerated Large Bacon/Egg/Cheese Biscuits
Cost: 6 boxes of 4 @ $4.99 per box = $29.94 (no tax on food) or $ 1.25 each

Home Made: 12 Bacon/Egg/Cheese and 12 Ham/Egg/Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
made with 24 large biscuits, 1 pkg. sliced bacon, 1 pkg. sliced ham, 24 slices american cheese
Cost: 24 for $10.32 or $0.43 each

If you had to purchase the eggs, that would change to $12.90 or $0.54 each. You could also vary the meat or go meatless or cheeseless, everything is optional.

Ding!Ding!Ding! We have a winner! In about an hour we had breakfast for our three hungry boys for a week. These could be refrigerated for the week or frozen. Pop in the microwave and have breakfast - fast.

Here is hoping you and yours have a Happy Easter!

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