Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stanley Scramble

When I saw my 92-year-old grandmother this past weekend, I asked her if I could peek in her recipe box.  It was such a treat! 

As we began talking about food and gardening, Grandma shared with me a recipe that she created for my grandfather.  A recipe that he loved. 

Note: My grandmother "loves" having her picture taken!

Hearing my grandmother, who has lived without her other half now for more than 10 years, talk about making food for my grandfather was a precious moment for me. 

It reminded me how food is more than food.

It’s love, served up from one person to another. 

Zucchini, Ham, Eggs, and Cheese

Thanks, Grandma, for sharing this recipe with me, and for the treasure of hearing you talk about Grandpa and the foods he enjoyed, and the joy that brought to your face!  I will think of you and Grandpa every single time I eat this yummy dish. 

Zucchini and Ham Breakfast Scramble

Stanley Scramble – Grandma


  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin coins
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced (or 1 T onion flakes)
  • 2 pieces, thinly sliced ham
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 C milk 
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cheese, if desired


Saute up the sliced zucchini and onion in a large skillet with butter.  Why butter?  Grandma always cooked with butter.  And, when my grandfather was still alive and on the farm, it wasn’t just any butter, it was butter from their cows.  Awesome.

Meanwhile, in a second skillet, scramble up the two eggs (adding in the milk, if desired). Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until set. 

Scrambled Eggs

Add a piece of ham to the skillet with the zucchini and fry it until browned on both sides.
  Zucchini and Ham

Place the ham slices atop the zucchini and onion mixture.  Top with scrambled eggs.  And, garnish with cheese, if desired. 

Stanley Scramble

Serves 2.  Or one, hard working, hungry farmer. 


Linked to: Tasty Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, What’s on Your Plate? These Chicks Cooked, Full Plate Thursday


  1. How wonderful! Love the picture of your grandmother (and I enjoyed trying to peek around her and see all her vintage treasure - like that half moon shelf!)

  2. Such a precious memory with your Grandma. It makes me miss my granny so badly.

  3. what a great story, thanks for sharing. It reminds me of all the time I have spent with my grandma. What a great breakfast too!

  4. Your grandmother is adorable- so happy you shared this with us!

  5. such a lovely post, friend! thanks for sharing, and as always, i cant wait to try it! :)

  6. What a great story! This will be a recipe you cherish in the years to come that will bring a smile to your face.

  7. I have some of my grandmother's recipes - I inherited them after she died last year! same handwriting - must be that era!
    Great story/love what you said about serving up love..

  8. What a precious memory!!! Your post made me miss my Granny. Treasure your moments with her :)

  9. Love this recipe! What a sweet grandma you have. Thanks for sharing that sweet photo! Glad you had such a wonderful visit!!

  10. There is a lot of wisdom in your Grandma. Glean as much as you can, as often as you can.

  11. This recipe sounds delicious and your Grandmother is lovely and a treasure to be sure. I will be making this for my hubby. Thank you to both of you.

  12. Hi Sno White,
    What a precious photo of your Grandmother, and what a precious memory you will have of going through her recipes. That is a very different recipe but I sure would like to try it. It really looks good. Hope you have a wonderful holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. The story behind this dish is priceless. And it sounds pretty tasty, too!!


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