Monday, February 27, 2012

mmmmm, mondays: green eggs and ham in honor of dr. seuss's birthday

the great theodore geisel's birthday (aka dr. seuss) was march 2nd. this friday, consider making his birthday a fun celebration with your kiddos. one thing i plan on in my household is a breakfast of green eggs and ham and perhaps some cozy story time with our favorite seuss books. what about you? do you have anything planned to celebrate the day?
green eggs and ham a la sam-i-am


ingredients
1-2 tablespoons of butter
4 slices of ham
8 eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
1-2 drops of green food coloring
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper


what you’ll need
knife, medium-size mixing bowl, wire whisk or eggbeater, large frying pan, spatula, aluminum foil, serving plates


directions
1. melt a teaspoon of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. add sliced ham and brown until edges are slightly crisp. remove the ham from the pan, cover with aluminum foil, and set aside.


2. in a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. beat with a whisk until frothy. then add 1-2 drops of green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green.


3. heat a tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until the butter begins to sizzle. then add the egg mixture to the pan.


4. stir the egg mixture with a spatula until the eggs are firm and not too runny.


5. transfer the eggs to individual plates. garnish with a sprig of parsley. add the ham prepared earlier. serve with toast or warm rolls.


feeds 4 hungry green-egg lovers
recipe courtesy suessville website