Stir in some herbaceous green goddess dip into your deviled eggs and top with crispy bits of ham for a healthy, fun twist on deviled eggs.
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Green Eggs and Ham! That is exactly how this recipe came about. I was trying to come up with something for April Fool’s Day, and my daughter said Green Eggs and Ham. While I wasn’t really sure how that translated to a recipe for April’s Fools Day, I loved the idea. Green deviled eggs and ham would certainly work for a recipe this time of year. I am always staring at the hard-boiled Easter eggs wondering what in the world to do with them. Ly was so proud of herself for coming up with an idea I loved. She is in the second grade, and they are performing the “Suessical” at school.
She has to be to school early Mondays and Tuesdays for rehearsal. For a non-morning person, this has been tough. Of course, the very first rehearsal was also the day after day light savings change. Really people, I already have to get up an hour early from the stupid time change. Now I have to get up an hour and a half early. This does not bode well. I think I should move to Indiana or Arizona, one of the smart states that has stopped daylight savings time. Can’t we just choose a time and stick with it? We are a few weeks in, and I still grumbling every morning about it.
We are surviving though. Getting up so early is worth it. Ly is a pretty shy kid, but thanks to a fabulous teacher this year, she is blooming. She originally did not want to take part in the musical. Her teacher asked her to, and now she wishes she had a bigger part. Hmm, I wonder if we are going to have a little actress on our hands. She is a big “ham” at home, but not normally out in public. I am so proud of her for not letting her fear stop her. That has been our mantra for the past two years. “It is OK to be scared. It is not OK to let your fear stop you from doing something you want to do.”
Being shy is really hard for a child, but I have realized it is also making her stronger. When she has to overcome her fear of something, I can see the determination in her face. I am not sure if I am imagining it, but I think I see her sit or stand a little straighter and really steel herself for what is ahead. Being shy myself, I know how much that takes and how much it can take out of you.
I also see the other little girls who think they can take advantage of her shyness. That is where I see the biggest change in her. She is dealing with them instead of tattling on them. There is one little girl in her class who is not only a little mean to her, but is also trying to make other girls behave that way to her. That is where I draw the line. What kind of child can be that manipulative and devious at 8-years old?
That is really bothering me lately. I do not want to fight Ly’s battle for her, but I can see where this is going. It certainly isn’t bullying right now, but I have to wonder what type of family life she has if this child is already exhibiting “mean” characteristics. I thought it was just me reading too much into the situation, but this must be the age all that starts. We got a form asking what type of teaching style our child would need next year, and they also asked if you wanted your child separated from any other student! Wow! That one really surprised me. I didn’t put this child’s name down, and hope I don’t live to regret it. I am trying to give this child the benefit of the doubt, maybe her home life isn’t the best right now.
I happened to ask Ly if any one else was being mean to her. She doesn’t like to talk about this particular girl, which I don’t think is a good sign. She did go on and on about the boy who likes to repeat everything she says. I had to stop myself from laughing. She does not understand boys at all! I tried telling her it’s a boy thing. In my mind I am thinking, he probably likes you and that is the way he shows it. She was absolutely adamant that he was mean. Just wait, Ly, just wait!
Boys are a whole different animal. Some of the drama in second grade is pretty funny. Was it like that when I was a kid? I’m too old to remember. I think I will munch on a couple of Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham and mull this over. Maybe I can find some enlightenment while enjoying every bite. If you have already been through this with your kids, give me your wisdom. What did you do? How did you survive it all?
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Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup green goddess dip
- 1 oz. finely diced ham
- 1/4 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. oil
Place eggs in a large sauce pan and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil. Cover and take off the heat.
Let eggs sit for 12 minutes.
Rinse in cold water and place into the refrigerator until cold.
Peel the eggs and cut in half.
Place the yolks in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork.
Stir in the green goddess and fill each egg half.
In a small bowl, toss together ham and cornstarch.
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until oil is very hot.
Add the ham and stir fry for 2 minutes, or until ham is crispy.
Top eggs with crispy ham bits.
Refrigerate until ready to serve
I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,