We had a sweet robin couple build a nest right on our window sill and were able to watch the whole fascinating birthing process up close!
Pictures are a little hampered by the window screen but it was impossible to get close from outside.
We got to see the whole process up close, from building the nest to mama sitting on the eggs and also on the tiny downy babies! We saw mama and daddy bird fly up with worms to gracefully shove down the babies’ throats. And in true baby fashion, the little birds were either slumped against the nest, sound asleep, or waiting with beaks open for their next meal!
Then suddenly one day they were stretching their wings and just flew away. We are feeling a little cheated that our robin family never came by one last time to say farewell. But I’m sure, like all children, we will see them again if they ever need anything😉
I made sous vides egg bites like they sell at that pricey coffee chain (you know who I mean) where they cost $5 for two! These are spinach and roasted red pepper, but you really can add any flavors you want.
They are super delicious and easy to make in an Instant Pot. Hubby and my son loved them. Here’s a link to the recipe I used but it’s basically four eggs, cottage or ricotta cheese, another shredded cheese, and veggies if you want. I used cottage cheese and mild cheddar and blended with an immersion blender to make the eggs and cheese smooth.
The trick is covering the silicon mold (I got it from Amazon for $8) with foil, putting a cup of water in the bottom, setting the mold on the metal tribute that comes with the Instant Pot and STEAMING it for ten minutes. Yes, there is a steam button you use.
They come out like little egg soufflés and release from the mold easily. They can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated for a quick breakfast or snack. So, so good!
Happy day before Easter…