I am drawn to the quirky and unusual, the things that bring newness to the ordinary. Maybe that is why celebrating Dr Seuss day has been one of my favorite days for almost twenty years now.
The first person who celebrated this day with me was my to be husband. We had been dating for just over a month and I invited him over for breakfast. It would be the first time I cooked for him. We can't remember if I told him what the menu was but we do know he was informed that it was Dr Seuss day. Placed along side the bowl of fruit was none other than a heaping serving of Green Eggs and Ham.
He did not jump up and say "I like Green Eggs and Ham," he may have even made a face like this:
…but it made for a lasting impression for what would become a tradition in our home.
My children have never known a year when we did not pay homage to the man whose beginner books started them on the path of reading.
The festivities begin with dramatic readings from our favorite Seuss collection. I will be sharing an Essential Seuss List that I think should be in every childs library, tomorrow. The only book off limits is Green Eggs and Ham, which receives special attention come meal time.
What is served on Dr Seuss Day?
Green Eggs and Ham!
This is one of the easiest and fun meals you will make all year!
Whip up some green eggs. I have prepared these two different ways:
Option 1- scramble your eggs, while in the pan add a couple drops of green food coloring. Stir and cook. Easy!
Option 2- crack eggs into a blender, add in a handful of spinach and blend it up. Repeat spinach step until you get the green shade you are looking for. Pour into pan and cook. Again, easy & it's a way to get spinach into a kid!
Then take sliced deli ham and roll it up and stick a toothpick in it. Extra fun points if you print out a cute Dr Seuss inspired printable for the top.
While the special meal is served or sometimes after the meal is finished; the reading of Green Eggs and Ham begins. The up and coming new reader would get the honor of reading aloud to everyone. When the learning to read stage was over, it became a whose year is it to read kind of event.
Something we all still look forward to.
Dr Seuss Day is a tradition that brings together the love of books and fun food, both of which can be enjoyed by kids of all ages!