The Book Before You Cook
Summary: If you have ever wondered what happened to Humpty Dumpty after he fell, then this is the book for you. It is shaped like a castle, has die cut doors and peek through windows, and a rhyming text. Humpty also has a positive attitude that is perfect for the youngest reader.
When it's time to cook...
- one hard boiled egg
- one piece of bread
- food safe marker or food coloring
- peanut butter or other bread topping
1. First, I hard boiled a few eggs. I think everyone knows how to hard boil an egg, but I put my eggs in a pot, cover them with water and bring that to a boil. Once it boils, I remove the pot from the heat, cover it and let it sit for ten minutes. Then I remove the eggs from the water and place them in a bowl of ice until they are cool enough to handle. Using this method has worked great - I have never had green yolks!
2. I used a Wilton Food Writer pen to draw the face on a hard boiled egg. These pens are great for making fun food, and they come in different colors. If you do not want to purchase a food safe marker, dip a q-tip in food coloring to draw the face on your eggshell.
3. Then I spread peanut butter on a piece of bread and cut it into squares and rectangles.
4. I then assembled it on a plate to look like a wall. If peanut butter doesn't work for you, any topping will do - jelly, cream cheese, almond butter, etc.
Finally, Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall and it looks like he is about to fall!
Little Books for Little Cooks is a monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one. We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!