Moroccan Chicken Salad with Pistachio Crusted Fried Goat Cheese + Garlic Naan.
And some chickens too…
Soo, I have been meaning to tell you guys, but um, we got baby chicks.
BABY CHICKS. Well, they are getting so much bigger now, but a few weeks ago they were teency, tiny and so cute. Now? Well they squawk a lot and to be honest they are really not the smartest animals.
We got the chicks because I really wanted a good source of eggs for cooking. I still plan to use a mix of store-bought eggs for baking since we only have three chicks, but I cannot wait to fry a fresh egg. I mean, it’s gonna be so good.
They are still living inside, but my dad and younger brother just built their coop outside so they will be moving soonish. Having them inside is a little smelly, but lucky for me they are living downstairs with the boys. Once the barn is all done though, they will be my neighbors. Thinking I may not need my alarm anymore…
We are thinking they will start to lay their first eggs sometime in the middle of August. When that happens, there will be lots and lots of photos, but until then, here are their “we are two days old” photos.
Here is a chick today, at 5 weeks olds.
Hoping I do not do this to the fresh eggs.
Moving on… A few “must make”s from around the web:
Watermelon and Peach fresh Fruit Cake// Gimme please!
Mocktails// So my kind of drinks!
Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes// I need to try picking veggies already!
Rhubarb and Strawberry Quinoa Crumble// So pretty!
Some of my favorite posts from May:
Tripple Berry Kahlua Crisp with Double the Crumble, Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies, Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese + Grilled Avocados, French Toast Crepes, Raspberry Smoothie Bellini, 20 Minute Brown Butter Chunky Basil Pesto Pasta, The TJ Hooker Pizza, Spinach and Artichoke Corn Fritters with Brie, Vegan chocolate Fudge Popsicles.
I am headed to Florida with my grandma in exactly seventeen days and I could not be more excited! I realize this photo is probably somewhere in Hawaii, but it shows palm trees and tropical weather and I just can’t wait!!
Many of this month’s recipes reflect my excitement for all things tropical.
My brothers – Boys being boys, making big bonfires in the backyard.
Trying to get a good photo.
Roasting S’mores on a late spring night.
This scene and these flowers are just gorgeous. Check them out.
Making pretty things with fresh summer raspberries.
And playing with pretty pink roses.
I loved, loved, loved reading this post and this post about the 5th annual Saveur food blog awards held in Vegas. It looks and sounds like an incredible trip, an incredible experience, and everything in between. Very cool!
And lots, and lots, and LOTS of coconuts. I cannot get enough tropical food. It’s so good
Alright, the next set of photos is well, interesting and little blurry.
We finally broke ground on the barn, or in my words we finally started working on the barn!! The waiting is over, and things are finally kicking into gear. I am so excited, only I need to kick my butt into gear, get my head out of photos and recipes and melted ice cream, and start thinking about paint colors, kitchen tables, marble or granite and so much more. I have so many ideas, but I need to actually organize them so they can all flow together. Someone please allow me to pause time so I can catch up, relax and basically get it all done. That would be awesome.
Please and thank you.
So this is not even half of my family.
We have from left to right Dad, Mom, Me, Kai, Blake (not actually related but for some reason he is always here… always) and little Red who somehow managed to actually look good and be in focus. My mom gave my camera to our architect and told him to start taking pictures. I was like “whoa, what did you just do?” I mean, I was freaked. That camera is my sidekick. Anyway, I didn’t have the settings set properly for him and the photos came out blurry, but to be honest, that’s just us.
Not normal, totally awkward and pretty hillbillyish. It’s just us.
Missing from the photo is Creighton, Trevor, Brendan (who was up at the house, but could not move because he had just come home from surgery on both knees) and Asher.
Not sure where the heck Asher was.
Oh but, here’s Asher!
This is her “it’s the first day of summer” face!!
So let’s make cookie dough…
And eat it all, because it is summer and there are no rules when it is summer!!
I like the way she thinks.
I’m super late, but I just had to say I love love love this post! The chicks are adorable, your sister is adorable, and the glimpses of your family are so heartwarming. Such a ray of sunshine to read!!
Aww! Thanks Cynthia! Means a lot!
Gooooodness!!!! Those tiny chicks look SOOO FUZZY!!!! so so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Loveeeeeee the links that you have given in the post and the lovely photos of your family! The last few photos of your sis are SOOOOO ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!!!! <3 All the best with the barn! Can't wait to see it when it's ready!
Fabulous post! Loved meeting your family 🙂
Thanks Julia! 🙂
It’s nice to see how the chicks have grown! They were so cute as babies 😀
So exciting that the barn is moving forward! Asher has the right idea with that cookie dough!
She is pretty smart! 🙂
They’re very cute & it’s so nice to have fresh eggs, but after many years of working with animals all I thought was; She’s gonna get chicken poop on her pretty dress.
I knew it!
oh gosh, chicks/chickens may not be the smartest, but they sure are the cutest! and i LOVE seeing the photos of you and your family!! so exciting that the barn is on its way!! 😀
Thanks Stephanie!! And Congrats on the blog of the year award!
Your sis is so cute! Let’s eat all the cookie dough – yes!
She is! 🙂
Oh those chicks! So cute. Great post – loved reading it.
Loved this post Tieghan! Can’t wait to see the barn as it progresses – so exciting!!
I love these sprinkles posts…all the pictures are great especially those cute little chicks. I have a friend who is a farmer and provides me with fresh eggs you’ll quickly realize there is a huge difference from store bought which can be months old before you get them…my advice get more chicks!! With all the cooking you do you’ll need lots of eggs. Luv the family photos and cute Asher…she’s starting off her summer on the right foot with unlimited cookie dough.
Thanks Lisa!! More chicks would be nice, but we have to see how these first 3 go! 🙂
Your pictures are beautiful, and I LOVE seeing your family! You are wonderful! I adore seeing just a quick look into your life!
How nice to meet the family. You are part of my family here in Canada in the morning when I sign on for my e-mails each day. I have access to fresh eggs daily as I have a friend that raises chickens. Even enough to bake with. You sister is very cute and I love the “Summer no rules”.
Aww! Thank you so much, Jeanette! 🙂
You are so lucky to have access to so many fresh eggs. Sounds awesome! Thanks again!