Monday, March 12, 2012

Chicken Chat...


Ok, it's no secret, we spoil our chickens.
But they give us these beautiful eggs.


We make them garlic mash once or twice a week.
It's basically some rolled oats, some warm water, sunflower seeds, minced garlic, wheat germ, ground flax, sometimes sliced banana..maybe yogurt.
They even got some chia seed today - it's all the rage now you know.


Chicken tip 101:  
How to get chickens out of the blueberry patch...
...show them the muffin tin!


Why?
because that is what we put the mash in.


Inside I get the same reaction from my girl over these cheese crackers.
Here's the recipe
1/2 pound cheese
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
Grate the cheese and put into a food processor. Add flour and butter then whiz till it comes together into a dough ball.
Refrigerate for one hour - or overnight.  It really makes a difference.
Roll out dough, cut out shapes of choice with cookie cutters. This is where it's fun for kids- they can chomp off animals limbs or make a garden out of the flower shapes.
Bake in oven at 400 for 8 minutes.  
 Don't let them get to too brown.



I know what you are thinking.  
And let me make this perfectly clear.
That muffin tin..
the one we feed the chickens the mash in...
will never enter my house again.
It's the mash tin and it stays outside.