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Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham for St. Patrick's Day
When I was in the fourth grade, we had the option of picking a class that we wanted to do for fun such as cooking, art, or a music class. I decided to be a part of the cooking class. We made different foods that were easy to cook and most of the time the teacher would actually be the one doing the cooking. The students would usually mix the ingredients together and place them into a pot or onto a pan. Usually the teachers would read us different stories that dealt with cooking. One time the teacher decided to read us a Dr.Seuss story entitled,"Green Eggs and Ham". After we read the story, the teacher told us that the next day in class that we would all get a chance to make green eggs and ham and to eat them as well. Everyone was excited and couldn't wait for the next day. The next day the teacher told us how to make them and that we would love the way that they tasted. I decided to share this story with everyone else because it was a part of my past and I find that green eggs and ham are extremely delicious.
What You Need
- A copy of "Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham"
- Green food coloring
- Thick Slices of Ham
- Frying Pan
Step 1: Read the book "Green Eggs and Ham" to your children. Your kids will like the story behind green eggs and ham so, they won't find them gross and actually think that they are cool. The story basically gets your child wanting to make them after hearing about Dr. Seuss story and how he had them as well.
Step 2: Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Save the yolk and the egg white.
Step 3: This is the step where you can color the egg whites or the egg yolk. It is completely up to you or the way that your child may want the eggs to be. You add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg whites or the egg yolk. Stir the egg whites and add food coloring until you reached the desired coloring. If you colored the egg yolk, don't stir, if you are wanting to make eggs over easy.
Step 4: Pour the yolks back onto the green egg whites. Put the eggs aside.
Step 5: Mix a few drops of green food coloring in a bowl with a fourth of a cup of water. You will then use this mixture to paint your ham, once you get to the shade of green that you want, after continuously adding drops of green food coloring. After this is done, then you can paint the green food coloring mixture onto the ham.
Step 6, You then cook the eggs. You can fry the eggs if you want and try to make sure that the yolk is intact. Then proceed to microwave, fry, or bake the ham. Whichever way to you choose to cook the ham is perfectly okay.
I decided that this quick and easy recipe was perfect for St. Patrick's Day is because your coloring food green and its perfect for breakfast on St. Patrick's Day. The way that we celebrate this day here in the United States is different from how they celebrate the holiday in Ireland. We love wearing green and eating green food would just make this day so much better. Obviously, you can still make green eggs and ham any day of the week but making this for your child on St. Patrick's Day may make the day even that more fun. Hope you try this recipe out soon and enjoy!