Green Eggs, No Ham

Green Eggs & Ham is one of my favorite children's books.  For years I've been meaning to do a green eggs & ham breakfast, but have never gotten around to it.  (I wanted to do this even before I had kids... I know, I have issues.)  I imagined putting a few drops of green food coloring into the eggs until I had THE BEST green eggs & ham at the Hyatt.  They used pesto in the eggs for the green & it was Heaven!!

A week or two ago we decided to try our own minus the ham.  (Because we didn't have any.)  My three year old Christian got the book out to read it & enjoyed helping me make the pesto.  I didn't add enough pesto to really get them as green as I wanted, but they were green.  We used them for hair on Christian's face plate:

{I know how gross the eggs look in this pic, but I promise they were good.}

I love making food from kids' stories because the little guys just get so excited.  They help and they eat every last bite. 



My dad watched this whole situation take place and when I broke the camera out & said I might end up putting it on the blog, he said "wow, you must be strapped for ideas."
hahahaha  ah vell, I guess it doesn't float everyone's boat. 

...Now that I'm looking at the picture in the book above, I wonder how you'd get the ham green???


xoxo, Lauren

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25 comments:

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Adorable! Since it is "Green Eggs and Ham", and not "Green Eggs and Green Ham", I bet you could get by with no coloring at all!

Loretta,

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Adorable, Lauren. I love eggs with pesto and have made them that way for years. They are the best!

Kathysue said...

Lauren I love that you do such special things with your little guys, Keep up the good work you are an amazing lady and MOM, kathysue

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

what a darling activity!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, you are way too cute. I have to do this with my children. And I have a question for you! Are you happy with Christian's bed? I am thinking of getting the same daybed from Ikea. Would love to know what you think of it.

Shannon said...

We have green eggs most mornings because of that fabulous book. It is now actually a bit of a problem, my 4 year old thinks that yellow eggs taste yucky and green eggs are the only way they taste good. (I only add food coloring, so there is no change in taste) Someday well get turned back around, or maybe his wife will have to buy a lot of food coloring. Thanks for sharing all you share. It's all very inspiring!

Gina said...

Perfect eggs, perfect plate, a great idea. Maybe Spinach and other not so popular but healthy food items could be next.

tarheel said...

you're s good mama.

Melissa said...

That is an awesome idea. Love it! My mom did stuff like that with us when we were little.

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

Great idea! It's amazing how kids will eat almost anything if they've been involved in the growing/cooking process. Plus they have fun and learn on the side.

Cailan said...

Very Cute - though I am still anxiously awaiting that nursery reveal! :)

classic • casual • home said...

This will be a great memory for your son! What a fun mom.

Fiona said...

That's cute! I always thought just the eggs were green, not the ham, but maybe I'm wrong.

Tina said...

That is adorable!

Also: His pesto looked good!!

Debbie said...

I wonder if you brined (or just soaked) the ham in a mixture with green food coloring, it would change the color?

Or maybe pork chops. Not the same cut, but the same animal. And since they're rather light to begin with, it might be easier to dye.

Jesse said...

cover the ham in more pesto of course, there can never be too much pesto:)

Diane James Home said...

You could never be strapped for ideas as creative as you are! This post is adorable and I so wish I had that plate for my kids - maybe they would have eaten more veggies!

under spanish moss said...

Such a wonderful memory with your son that you will cherish forever. Green ham...not so sure.

Pretty Inspirational said...

Very cute idea! My little girl will pretty much each anything made from New Orleans due to the Princess and the Frog move!

I wanted to let you know that I loved your room at the DC Design House! The stacked mattresses were great as well as your drapery fabric. I'm a huge Michael Smith fan and liked seeing his fabric on the back of your chairs.

Tracy F. said...

Adorable! What a good mommy you are!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

So cute! I hope you have a wonderful mother's day weekend.

LiveLikeYou said...

That's adorable!! Luke used to love those books! What a good mom!!

Janna Renee said...

I have never thought to use pesto in the eggs!! I LOVE pesto on anything, so i'm gonna have to try it!!

WA Blog Team said...

We think it's a darling post! ; )

Sheila said...

Just catching up on post - your dad's comment made me laugh out loud! Dad's are so awesome aren't they - words spoken with a blend of love and amusement! Your boys won't forget their green eggs :-), and I won't forget you dad's comment. Priceless.