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Old 03-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
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Green Eggs and Ham

Easter will be here soon, and here's a delicious way to use up all those colored Easter eggs, and also that Easter ham.
This is an old recipe I've used many years for brunch or dinner.
Naturally, the ham can be optional for a good Lent casserole also.
It's really tasty.

Green Eggs and Ham

8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
16 oz. frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeeze dried
1 cup cubed cooked ham (or more)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 baking dish
  2. spread well dried spinach on the bottom, and sprinkle with some fresh ground nutmeg
  3. top the spinach with the cubed ham
  4. Arrange eggs, cut-side up.
  5. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk flour into the melted butter until dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually stir half-and-half into flour mixture until sauce is thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Season sauce with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and mustard. Stir Gruyere cheese into sauce until melted and smooth.
  6. Pour sauce over all and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over sauce.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:09 PM   #2
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Sounds tasty.


from: A Recipe for Green Eggs and Ham for Dr. Seuss Party
This is the kind we used to make....when we had kids.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:27 PM   #3
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How cute is that Bliss!! Thanks..
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Grandson's birthday is March 31st... Easter weekend - and he wants a HULK cake (certainly hope it is more professional looking than the Spiderman one - my ego is at stake here, LOL).

But both those recipes are perfect and suited to green! Hope I can find those green dots!
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
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There are some awesome hulk cakes out there.



here's one you could do w/o fondant or toppers :)
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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I know, I've been checking them all out. I really like yours.

Funny thing is I have some black fondant only have never worked with it. Got it on sale after halloween! Picked it up just to play with but never got around to it.
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Did not turn out exactly as planned. Out of town son turned up so had help at the last minute with my 7 year old granddaughter who knew just where to put things. from the candy 'rocks' along the bottom - to the giant gummy worms on top.
LOL 3 adults were attempting to create grass but the last of the icing(it was an old tube) did not want to co-operate!


the colours inside the cake were requested by birthday boy's Dad.

Leaving in about an hour and driving very carefully with the cake on the floor!

Better than the poor Spiderman cake anyhow - and I sort of enjoyed my first attempt with fondant.
A humongous shout-out to LPBeier for holding my hand and giving beautiful instructions! THANK YOU!
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Did not turn out exactly as planned. Out of town son turned up so had help at the last minute with my 7 year old granddaughter who knew just where to put things. from the candy 'rocks' along the bottom - to the giant gummy worms on top.
LOL 3 adults were attempting to create grass but the last of the icing(it was an old tube) did not want to co-operate!


the colours inside the cake were requested by birthday boy's Dad.

Leaving in about an hour and driving very carefully with the cake on the floor!

Better than the poor Spiderman cake anyhow - and I sort of enjoyed my first attempt with fondant.
A humongous shout-out to LPBeier for holding my hand and giving beautiful instructions! THANK YOU!
Dragnlaw, your cake is awesome. and I just gave you a few pointers. You did all the work and next time you want to use fondant it will be a lot easier. I love it!
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