Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Taste the Rainbow

I first saw this on the Facebook page of a high school friend and I thought, "I can do that!!". (Thanks Kristy!) What a fun project for kids on a rainy day! You'll need:

White Cake Mix
1 1/4 c. water
1/3 c. vegetable oil
3 egg whites
Food coloring
Cool Whip

Mix the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Divide batter evenly into six bowls. Add food coloring according to list below.

Drop cupcake paper into muffin pan. Evenly distribute the purple batter into 18 muffin cups, smooth over with a spoon. Distribute blue, then green and so on (smoothing the batter between colors). Divide the cake mix sparingly because it adds up fast, by the time you get to red, the cups are full!!

Bake the cupcakes at 350F for 20 minutes. Before serving, drop a dollop of cool whip (cloud) on the cupcake.

For rainbow colors:
purple: 9 drops of red, 6 drops of blue food coloring
blue: 12 drops of blue food coloring
green: 12 drops of green food coloring
yellow: 12 drops of yellow food coloring
orange: 12 drops of yellow, 4 drops of red food coloring
red: 20 drops of red food coloring

Seriously, the hardest part of this recipe was getting the toddler to stop licking the batter while I wasn't looking.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday (born March 2, 1904), it has become a tradition at our house to have Green Eggs and Ham for dinner.

Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks and add three or four drops of green food coloring. Whisk the egg whites and add them to the hot frying pan. I spray the pan with Pam first so the eggs don't stick. Cook for about 20 seconds. Add the yolks to the pan and cover with the egg whites (now green). Cook until the yolks are firm. In a second pan, fry up some thick slices of ham. I usually just buy four thick slices of ham from the deli counter since we don't usually eat ham. Serve with toast.

Green scrambled eggs
Crack the shell of a hard-boiled egg (do not remove shell). Place the egg in water with green food coloring for about ten minutes. When you remove the shell, you will have a green marbled egg.