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Mar222013

Kids Bites: Stew Leonard’s Cookbook, Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs via Sunday Diners

This article first ran on Sunday Diners, a kid's guide to the best diners and breakfast joints in Fairfield County, Connecticut and beyond. Written by 4th Grader Alex (with a bit of help from his dad). 

For any one who doesn’t know, Stew Leonard’s is The World’s Largest Dairy Store,and I’m so lucky that it’s right here in Norwalk, CT. I’ve been going to Stew’s since I was a baby.  They sell great bagels, fruits & vegetables, fried chicken, and of course… lots of dairy products.  Their milk comes from their own cows, on their own farm – you can even see them on live video in the store… and sometimes in Stew’s Little Farm right in the parking lot.  My favorite at Stew’s is the ice cream!  Stew’s is super fun for kids – there’s lots’ of great displays and there’s always new things to try and taste!

Today, instead of going out for breakfast, Dad and I decided to make breakfast at home.   There’s a great recipe from their “Winning Recipes Cookbook” that’s written right on the back of their Cage-Free Egg carton label… “Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs”.  It’s really easy to make, with some help from an adult… it’s delicious and healthy.  It’s also a lot of fun to cook!

But first… we had to shop!  So we drove over to Stew Leonard’s and got our ingredients… here’s what you’ll need:

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs Recipe

8 Large Eggs

2 Tablespoons Chopped Chives

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper

2 Table Spoons of Butter

2 Table Spoons of Water

4 Ounces of Crumbled Goat Cheese

Step 1: In a large bowl whisk together the Eggs, Water, Chives, Salt and Pepper.  If you don’t have a whisk, you can use a fork.. if you don’t have a fork… you can use your arm (but don’t… cause that wouldn’t be cool  )

Step 2: Melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium heat — MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ADULT HELP YOU!

Step 3: Add the egg mixture and cook — remember to stir frequently, so that the eggs don’t stick to the pan

Step 4: Add the Goat Cheese and cook… Keep Stirring until the eggs are fluffy and the cheese is melted!

And there you go — four servings of Awesome!!!!

We served it with Stew Leonard’s “Naked”  Uncured Bacon, because it’s little healthier and Fresh Raspberries.  I also had a French Toast Bagel, which is a Bagel that tastes like French Toast (as you could probably guess!).  I also had a delicious cold glass of Stew’s famous Milk!

Hope you get to try this at home — it’s a lot of fun to cook!

Today, I got to meet Mr. Stew Leonard himself!!  His Mom and Dad started Stew Leonard’s in 1969, and now he runs the stores.  Mr. Leonard was very nice to talk to me, even though he was busy.

I also spoke with Jeff Fanning, the Manager of Stew Leonard’s and asked, “What are some of the most popular things that people buy at Stew’s?”

Mr Fanning said, “Milk and Butter definitely!, and Rao’s Tomato Sauce…. especially when it goes on sale!”

I also asked, “How many bagels do you sell in a day?”

“About 7,000!”

WOW! THAT’S A LOT OF DOUGH!

THANKS TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AT STEW LEONARD’S! 

L’il Chef! is a new Sunday Diners feature… Where I get to cook easy recipes that kids can try at home!  Stay tuned for more coming soon — and if you have a recipe for us to try — let us know!

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