February 27, 2011

Green Eggs & Ham!

March 2nd is the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.  Last year, we celebrated by having our very own meal of Green Eggs and Ham!  Well, sort of, anyway.  I forgot that it was Dr. Seuss' birthday until the kids came home from school and told me.  They were all excited about it, so I scratched my original dinner plans and improvised.  I didn't have any ham, so we used pork chops (hey, they both come from a pig, right?) and scrambled eggs.  All I did was add a little green food coloring to the eggs as I scrambled them.  For the pork chops, I simply pan fried them, then added a little bit of water and green food coloring to the last few minutes of the cooking.  The kids LOVED it!!

This year, I'm going to try to be a little more authentic.  I picked up a ham steak which I'll cook just like the pork chops and I'm going to try fried eggs.  I'll separate the egg whites from the yolk.  I'll add green food coloring to the whites, put it in the frying pan, then add the yolk.  The yolks will still be yellow, but I think it will still look a little more like the book.

I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,


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