Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Want to see a baby chick hatch out of an egg!?

Our Salmon Faverolle chickens are hatching! A hen went broody and had a nest, but she kicked the first chick out of the nest (we saved it) and killed the second one that hatched. So, we took the nest away and stuck all the eggs in the incubator right away. Since then, we have had chickens hatching every day almost for the past two weeks! It's crazy! 

here's a video of one that hatched this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHPYsI5V63Y

here's a video of the older chicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAFQ_HJPVII

Here are the chicks that have already hatched previously: 14 of them!!! They range from ages of one day to almost two weeks for the big ones. 


Rotisserie Chicken Skillet

We get the rotisserie chicken at Costco on days we get pizza. Everyone eats pizza, and Astrid eats rotisserie chicken legs. Since a few months ago, she just decided she no longer likes pizza, so that is how it is. It actually works out quite well, as we use the rest of the chicken meat, mostly breast to make fun things like chicken bacon quesadillas or this!

Original recipe: https://www.afamilyfeast.com/rotisserie-chicken-skillet/


3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken, breast, leg meat, whatever!
1 cup orzo pasta
2 tablespoons oil (we used sunflower - unrefined - our favorite!)
2 cups carrots, cut into 1/4 circles about
1 cup onion chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup heavy cream - ish


1. Over medium high, cook orzo until browned, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove to a plate or bowl.
2. Add carrots and onion and fry until softened and browned.
3. Add orzo to the carrots and onions.
4. Add in chicken stock, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Simmer about 12 minutes - covered.
5. Add in chicken, peas, cream and parsley.
6. Cook a few more minutes.
7. Serve!

What we liked:

It was different, new and fun! It was fairly quick to make for lunch and a great use of the rotisserie chicken. 

What we didn't like:

Nothing, it was great. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He actually liked it quite a bit, so did all of the other children!

Next time:

No change.