Peel potatoes from the garden and dice. (Put the peels in a side bowl to feed to the chickens!!)
Scrape and trim carrots from the garden and dice to bite size. (Put the trimmings in a side bowl to feed to the chickens!!)
Peel and cut up onions. These were from a friend's house. (Put the peels in a side bowl to feed to the chickens!!)
Cut up tomatoes from the garden. We cut the parts of the skins off thick to set aside to make sun-dried tomatoes later. The parts for the casserole is the tomato insides. Thus, the chickens get none of the tomatoes.
Shred some cheese.
Add leftover cheese made the other afternoon.
Wash and cut up the cowpeas from the garden. Washing is important!! Chickens will get the stems and any part of the leaf cut away. These leaves have a spinach consistency to them once cooked or stir fried. But they can be eaten raw as well.
chickens!! :) Later, drain the water off the vegetables and transfer them to mixing bowl. Refill the same pot with water and bowl some noodles with a bit of EVOO. These can be cooking on the stove while you mix the veggies and homemade sauce mixture.
Crack one egg (compliments of heirloom chickens from friend/relative, until mine decide to lay some eggs of their own...). Separate the yolk from the egg white and set the white side. You will use this later.
Add some meat. I added turkey I had preserved and frozen earlier. I set aside family size portions. This is already cooked, so it is just a matter of thawing and cutting into bite size pieces to mix in the casserole.