Remember when we had to get rid of one of our backyard chickens last year? It was hard and I don’t want to have to do it again but one of our hens hasn’t laid an egg in months. At the top of the pecking order, she’s quite mean to the other hens who are laying. I had to give her a stern talking to.
Caddie Woodlawn is her name and she’s a bit of a “chicken diva” and sort of turned her nose up at me. (Side note: as the mother of 2 teenagers, I am used to this sort of behavior and so it didn’t faze me a bit.)
After the big talking to, here’s what our chicken Caddie Woodlawn produced:
The smallest egg ever. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw it already. It barely filled a teaspoon. She saved herself from chicken stew for now.
Weekly Meal Plan
I meal plan at the beginning of each week, before heading to the grocery store. Weekly meal planning saves money, reduces food waste, and keeps me from saying, “Let’s go out to eat!” If you need more reasons to meal plan every week, check HERE. Both of my kids cook dinner once-a-week and do the clean up after the meal. If you want to learn how to pull that off at your house, check HERE. If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.
This meal plan is from Monday, February 11, 2013 to Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Monday: pinto beans (freezer) and cheese burritos with fresh salsa
Tuesday: fresh eggs from our chickens’ strata with vegetables
Wednesday: lentils – vegetarian (no meat day, Ash Wednesday)
Thursday: roasted beet puree over whole wheat pasta, green salad, and flourless chocolate cake (Valentine’s Day sweetheart’s dinner) my daughter made dinner this night
Friday: fish, brown rice, and something green (I don’t remember – the meal plan says salad? or greens?)
Saturday: whole wheat pasta with garlic sauce (both kids made dinner this night as my husband and I had dinner group)
Sunday: flank steak, baked potatoes, and cabbage (my son made dinner this night and my husband taught him how to grill on the charcoal Weber)
What’s for dinner at your house? Are you a meal planner?