Reading Group: 5 – 8 years old
Many readers celebrate Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” (1960) as one of the greatest storybooks ever! It’s easy to read and, even better, it’s also super fun to re-read over and over and over again.
“Green Eggs and Ham” tells the tale of a no-nonsense narrator…
…and pesky little Sam-I-Am—who simply won’t leave him alone!
In the story, Sam-I-Am won’t stop asking the man to try his plate of green eggs and ham. The man says no. Sam follows him everywhere and does everything he can to get the man to try them.
But the man still says no!
Sam-I-Am’s Green Eggs and Ham
The snack to go along with “Green Eggs and Ham” felt pretty obvious! This recipe actually marks the first time I’ve ever made eggs. I’m happy to say that it was pretty simple! The eggs in “Green Eggs and Ham” are sunny-side up, but I decided that kid-friendly scrambled eggs might be a better choice.
What You’ll Need:
- 4 large eggs
- 2 to 3 drops blue food colouring
- Salt and pepper
- A smidgen of butter
- 1 package sliced ham
- Sliced hard cheddar cheese
- Crack the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 2 to 3 drops of blue food colouring (You’d think green food colouring, right? I thought so too, but then I was reminded of the rules of primary school art class: yellow (yolk) + blue = green!). Whisk together until well blended.
- Heat a small nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Melt a small wedge of butter in the pan.
- Pour the green egg mixture into the pan. Cook slowly. Let the eggs set a bit in the pan and then stir them with a wooden spoon. Wait until the eggs look clumpy, but still shiny and then transfer them to a plate. They’ll keep cooking even after they’re removed from the heat.
- Serve with pieces of hard cheddar rolled in slices of ham.
To simplify this snack, I decided to use pre-packaged sliced ham instead of the minced ham recommendation in the original recipe. Then I rolled the ham around a thin slice of cheese to make it extra delicious.
What do you think? Would Sam-I-Am love these green eggs and ham? What about the man he pesters? Would he gobble down this recipe?