Last week a lady at Mr. Claire’s office brought us a dozen eggs that were laid by her OWN chickens. Needless to say, I was beside myself. Fresh eggs!!
We made a few fabulous recipes with those eggs over the weekend, including this delicious Spanish Eggs Flamenco recipe.
But back to the recipe in a moment because… you might just be wondering “Wait, who dreams of chickens??”
Me. I dream of having our very own chickens, yes I do. I dream of fresh eggs and our boys learning to help us take care of said chickens but… here’s the thing. The clincher, if you will.
Chickens require a yard. While the home we are currently renting has a screened in pool with an open view of a lovely little lake we do not have a fenced in yard. Thus, no chickens.
A little aside, here. Ever since Middlest could talk, ANY time we were at the grocery store, he would yell out “EGGS!!” really loudly whenever we passed the dairy section (generally scaring other shoppers standing close by).
He’s eleven now. I’d like to say he doesn’t still do this but I guess long-standing family jokes die hard. Yet another reason we need our own chickens, apparently.
You may have heard of people “saving up for a rainy day”? Well we are “living for a sunny day” over here and a sunny day for us involves owning our own home again. Oh, and chickens.
If you recall my post about “The Year We Lost Everything” you know we went through an extremely heartbreaking period in our lives during the economic crash in 2008.
We hold on to hope, however, and we have been making great strides towards starting over with another home of our own by making smart and intentional financial decisions towards that goal.
Yes, we are living for a sunny day, which includes chickens, and we can’t wait!
Hope you enjoy the recipe below and no matter WHAT your goals are – even chickens! – just keep the faith. You will make them happen!
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.
- Olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- Kosher salt
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
- 1 cup diced Spanish chorizo
- 1 (28-ounce) can plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped with their juices.
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup grated Manchego cheese (or crumbled Queso Blanco)
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- You will need 4 mini skillets, boats or other bowls that are oven proof for this recipe.
- Coat a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onions and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes.
- Add the chorizo and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, juices and all, and season with a little salt.
- Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust, if needed.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Oil the mini skillets, boats or serving bowls and place onto a cooking tray with an edge.
- Fill each dish about halfway with the tomato mixture.
- Break 1 egg into each dish and sprinkle with the cheese.
- Place the cooking tray into the oven and bake until the egg whites are set but the yolks are still runny, approx. 8 - 9 minutes.
- When the eggs are done, sprinkle with a little more cheese and the chives and serve.
- Toast is great for dipping as well!
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