All week-long, my daughter’s school worked around the Dr. Seuss concept due to his 108th birthday. In light of the celebrations my tribe and I created a wonderful breakfast for dinner menu, “Green Eggs and Ham!” Yes!!! We did it! [I don’t know who was more excited … ]
They wanted to please their papi too so we added home-made seasoned French Fries to the mix…
Here’s some tips on how to get the green in your menu:
Staining the Ham
- Grab a bowl of water; add about 5 drops of green food dye and 3 drops of blue food dye.
- Place the thick slices of ham inside for about 15 minutes. Both colors create a deeper green essence in the ham. If you want the ham to have a richer green color, keep it inside the bowl longer.
- Once you see the ham has the color you want, heat on a skillet.
Staining your Over-Medium Eggs
I tried different ideas from the web and figured to just go with my instinct on this one. [Before I tried my “own” version, 4 other eggs were killed in the process. :/]
- On a hot small skillet, place ½ tspn butter.
- Once the butter melts, add 2 drops of green food dye and quickly mix.
- Crack egg onto hot dyed butter and fry. Flip the egg and voilà! You have a green egg!
My kids had a blast making this. We nestled our egg over a small bagel with bacon and added our seasoned french fries on the side. . This became a huge hit since our green eggs ended up looking like turtles.