Green Eggs and Ham

Did anyone join me?

It’s not too late!  This whole week is read across America.

We started our prep a day early making Cat in the Hat hats.  A simple outline I got from a great free online kit found here.   Then we glued squares of tissue paper to the hat.  Let dry over night and enjoy!

Next up for our fun was sorting fish with swedish fish variety pack.  Then we made patterns and of course ate them up!  We also saved out one to try balancing a Fish in a Dish.  Trickier than it may seem.  A great activity for a laugh though!  This was followed with some fun coloring pages we used to decorate the walls for the big party that night.

In the afternoon we began our dinner prep.  First up was cutting out our red fish jello jigglers!

Next came painting our Ham Green, making our rendition of Green eggs and Ham.  Have I mentioned how much I am enjoying the Best Bites food blog?  Anyway they had a recipe for Ham and Egg cups.  PERFECT for Dr. Seuss day!  (only a little green food coloring needed)  To appease my picky eaters and hopefully have a meal everyone was happy with plus I may or may not have forgotten to pick up an ingredient or two.  I modified them quite a bit this round.

This is what they ended up with:

8 eggs

3/4 cup mild cheddar cheese

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/3 cup crumbled bacon

1/4 tsp salt (I would omit this next round!  Espcially if you leave the bacon in)

1.) Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tins with PAM

2.) LOTS of Green Food coloring with about 1/4-1/2 tsp water paint each slice of ham

3.) Place ham in cup color side down

4.) Mix all ingredients listed above together and add 3 or so drops of BLUE food coloring (Great Science lesson moment!) 🙂

5.) Pour about 1/4 of mixture into each cup (Watch out that you evenly distribute the goods in the eggs!)

5.)  Bake 15-20 minutes.  The tops should be puffed and just barely set on top.  Eggs will sink after cooling

Makes 12

Really though take the time to go see the real recipe!  It is on my to do list I will keep you posted.

Next up for our meal was our tried and true Betty Crocker Biscuits.  Only ours were green and cut into stars in honor of the Star Belly Sneetches stars upon thars.

We also made some fun fruit kabob’s because everything is cooler eating it off a stick.  Plus we decided they could be Fruit off a Truffula tree.

Last but not least was our Pink Ink Yink Drink.  This was a remake mostly of our Love Potion #9 with a few modifications.

2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen blackberries

about 1 1/2 TBS sugar

Blend everything up and enjoy!  The blackberries gave it a deeper pink/purple color which was fun. 

After our meal we let everything settle and read Mr. Brown can Moo can you?  Then played a fun graphing game that went with the book.  I found at 2 teaching mommies they had several great acitivities we are using the rest of this week.

After the game we enjoyed our Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes.  They were simply a yellow cake mix, about 1/2 a bottle of red food coloring (we didn’t want them to be pink!) and buttercream frosting on top.  This cupcake design was fantastic to let the kids help with.  Particularly the blue hair even if the sqeezed hard it still turned out great!

There you have it that was our Dr. Seuss day.

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2 Responses to Green Eggs and Ham

  1. Emily says:

    Wow! What a fun-filled day you guys had. We “celebrated” by reading one of his books.

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