Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scrambled Eggs Super!....Tuesday Book Look (on Thursday) and National Egg Month

 May is National Egg Month (I warned you that May was full of holiday) and I've found the perfect book for the Tuesday Book Look...yes, I know it's Thursday but like I said I have a lot of holidays to get in this month). Scrambled Eggs Super! written by Dr. Suess is classic Dr. Suess, full of nonsense, fun and animals with name we can't pronounce.
The hero of this book is our old friend Peter T. Hooper of the Cat in the Hat fame. Peter decides that his mom's scrambled eggs are too ordinary. He sets out to make the best scrambled eggs and to do that he needs eggs from all kinds of birds from all over the globe. The story is typical Dr. and silly. In the end, Peter makes the best eggs ever.
This book is the perfect set up for kids to learn to cook scrambled eggs. After a fabulous scrambled egg recipe, I've listed a few fun egg activities.

Super Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It just depends on what you add to the mix.
The video below is fabulous! The chef talks waaaay too fast (you may have to watch more than once) but I love what he has to say. Watch the vid then check out my list of add in suggestions.

Try some of these suggestions or let the kids make up their own Super Scrambled Eggs recipe.
  • cooked, crumbled sausage, diced sweet peppers and sage
  • Cooked, crumbled bacon, sliced mushrooms and sauteed chopped onions
  • chopped tomatoes and fresh leaf spinach torn into bite size pieces
  • sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese
  • scallions, sharp cheddar, sea salt & ground pepper
  • black forest ham and baby swiss cheese
  • nova lox, capers, sauteed red onions & cream cheese
  • chorizo sausage, green peppers, tomatoes and onions
  • crab meat and green onions
  • roast turkey, tomatoes, bacon and gruyere cheese
  • chopped black olives, roasted red peppers and feta cheese

Additional Egg Activities:
String Egg Art:  Wrap colored yarn or thread around a balloon to make these giant eggs or eggs of a variety of sizes depending on the size of the balloon. You can use all one color of yarn or a different color for each layer. All this craft requires is yarn, balloons and liquid starch or watered down white glue.

A chicken's egg is enclosed by a shell that has a high calcium content. The classic Rubber Egg Experiment requires taking a raw egg (shell still intact) placing it in a glass jar full of vinegar for 1 to 2 weeks and waiting for a reaction to take place. The acetic acid in the vinegar will dissolve the eggshell and the egg will bounce. The reaction will begin immediately when the egg is placed in the vinegar but will not be complete until at least 3 days but it works best if you wait longer.If you add food color to the vinegar the effect is really pretty.

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