2 red, orange or yellow bell peppers
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cooking oil or nonstick spray
Green bell pepper and fresh baby spinach for garnish
Cut the top off the bell pepper and remove seeds. Slice the bell pepper horizontally in slices that resemble rings.
Prepare a skillet with a light layer of oil or nonstick cooking spray. Place bell pepper rings in the skillet over medium heat. Crack an egg inside each ring and allow it to spread out to the edges.
Reduce heat to low and cook until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes. For harder cooked eggs, break up the yolk in the skillet for even cooking. Cook 6-9 minutes, or until the eggs reach desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Transfer to serving plate. Arrange flowers into a bouquet, with green pepper 'stems' and spinach 'leaves'.
Egg Shell Planters
An egg shell is just the right size for starting new seedlings. Gently tap narrow end of egg shell with a knife handle. Pinch to remove cracked top of egg shell and pour out contents of egg. Rinse the inside of the egg shell with bleach water to make sure it's clean. Turn upside down to drain and let dry completely.
Place cotton ball in the bottom of the egg shell. Fill shell about three-fourths full with potting soil. Sprinkle seeds over soil. Place filled shell in egg carton. Mist with spray bottle to avoid overwatering, and place near sunlight as recommended on seed package.
Missouri Egg Council