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.
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.
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.
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.
Add a piece of ham to the skillet with the zucchini and fry it until browned on both sides.
Place the ham slices atop the zucchini and onion mixture. Top with scrambled eggs. And, garnish with cheese, if desired.
Serves 2. Or one, hard working, hungry farmer.