Jun 1, 2009

yummy - green eggs and ham

Meal times with a toddler makes many of us sound like Sam in Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. "Would you like them in a box? Would you like them with a fox? Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them! Eat them! Here they are." Ok, not exactly but you get the picture. Channeling Sam-I-am, here's a breakfast treat for the kids: Green Eggs and Ham

Thank you, Lita, for sharing another fun food idea. Keep 'em coming!


Honey dew melon

Cantaloupe melon

Lean, low sodium ham or Turkey breast


1. Peel and cut about a 1/2 inch thick slice from a whole honey dew. Use a round 3 inch diameter cookie cutter to cut it further into a circle. (Get your creative juices flowing and shape it to resemble the white portion of a sunny side egg)

2. Peel a portion of the cantaloupe melon and using a tablespoon size measuring spoon, scoop out half a ball. Lay it on top of the slice of honey dew. (With creative juices still flowing, place it to look like the egg yolk)

3. Slice the ham or turkey breast in strips and lay them alongside the "eggs".

4. Watch the expression on your kids' faces

Lita suggests taking it a step further and serving this to adults. Replacing the turkey breast with prosciutto di parma or jamon serrano, she used this very same recipe as a starter for a sit-down dinner. The grown-ups' faces were just as priceless as the looks she got from their younger counterparts. "Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!"

1 comment:

Cely said...

Recipe printed. I'm going to try it next weekend. Thank you!