Want a yummy breakfast and a family activity that brings a pop of color to your summer day? Try these Gwaltney Ham Breakfast Sliders and tie-dye shirts.

Gwaltney Breakfast Sliders & Tie-Dye

Prep time: 20 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet slider buns, butter or potato style
  • 6 slices Gwaltney Ham
  • 6 slices cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, plus 1 tablespoon for cooking eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the sandwich sheet in half through the middle to create two “slices” of sandwich sheet. You want the individual buns to stay together.
  3. Place the bottom half of the sandwich sheet in the casserole dish. Set aside.
  4. Prepare a frying pan over medium heat with a tablespoon of your choice butter or cooking oil.
  5. While pan heats, crack eggs into a medium-size bowl and whisk until fully blended. Pour into the preheated frying pan and stir constantly until eggs are thoroughly cooked.
  6. Remove frying pan from heat and set aside.
  7. Place an even layer of the Gwaltney Ham on top of the bread.
  8. Follow with the eggs, then the cheese.
  9. Top with the sandwich sheet, then pour the butter evenly over the sandwiches.
  10. Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes until the butter has completely absorbed into the rolls.
  12. Cut and serve. Best enjoyed warm.

Materials:

  • Garbage bags
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Puppy pads
  • Dye (we liked pink, purple and aqua, but go with colors that work for you)
  • Rubber bands
  • Shirts
  • Rubber gloves

Directions:

  1. Wash the shirts in the washer. Do not throw shirts into the dryer; leave them wet.
  2. The easiest tie-dye method is to accordion-fold the shirt (horizontal or vertical – doesn’t matter), then tie several rubber bands down the length of the folded shirt.
  3. Place shirts onto puppy pads to absorb the extra dye.
  4. To protect your clothes, use a garbage bag as a smock by cutting a hole at the top (head) and sides (arms). In each squeeze bottle, prepare a ratio of 1:3 dye to water, then let the kids squeeze out dye onto their (still damp) shirts.
  5. After squeezing the dye on, let them sit for about an hour. Then put on gloves and rinse out the shirts with water. Once the water runs clear, let the kids help take off the rubber bands, then watch their reactions to their own art creations.