Dr Seuss Inspired Recipes

United States
October 3, 2009 4:23am CST
What child doesn't grow up with Dr. Seuss books? We have quite a few of them lying around the house. The kids love the silly characters and the rhymes. The Dr. Seuss inspired recipes that I'm about to share with you have been a great hit in my house. Of course the famous green eggs and ham are included, but there are also quite a few other snack and meal ideas. Create a fun Dr. Seuss inspired afternoon with some of these recipes and of course don't forget to read a few of the books with your kids. (If you don't own any, enjoy a trip to your local library.) Green Eggs and Ham This has to be the most famous Dr. Seuss inspired dish. Scramble a few eggs, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to the mixture and cook as usual. You can serve a warmed up slice of ham with it, and if you want to go all out, brush the ham with a little green food coloring. My kids love either biscuits, or mashed potatoes with this dish. Add a little food coloring (either green, or a complimentary color like red) to the biscuit dough or the finished mashed potatoes for even more fun. Cat in The Hat Snack Make the Cat's Hat for a fun snack. All you need is a few Ritz crackers, gummy lifesavers (preferably in white/clear and red) and a little vanilla frosting. Put the Ritz cracker on a plate. Use a little bit of vanilla frosting to glue the first lifesaver on the cracker. Glue more lifesavers on top of the first one alternating between red and white. These snacks are so cute; you may want to take a picture of your child's creation before it is devoured. Wiggly Fish This snack was inspired by “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”. Prepare several different colors of Jello according to package directions and pour each flavor into a shallow pan. Use a fish shaped cookie cutter to cut the Jello into fish shapes. (If you don't have a fish shaped cookie cutter you could also just cut fish shapes with a knife.) You can also add small pieces of fruit to the Jello mixture before it cools. This is a great way to sneak an extra serving of fruit into your child's diet. Pink Ink for The Yink The Yink in “One Fish, Two Fish” love to drink pink ink. Make your own version by combining a few strawberries (either fresh, or frozen and thawed) and some milk in a blender. Add a few drops of red food coloring if the pink isn't pink enough. A Fruity Hat For The Cat How about this for a fun Sunday breakfast? Whip up a batch of silver dollar pancakes and cut up some fresh strawberries. Grab some whipped cream and let the kids assemble the Cat's hat by stacking pancakes, and strawberries on top of each other using the whipped cream as glue. Enjoy a few of these Dr. Seuss inspired snacks and meals with your family, or invite a few neighbor kids over for a Dr. Seuss party. Either way they are a lot of fun and a great way to bring some of the Seuss stories to life.
3 responses
@Wizzywig (7858)
3 Oct 09
What great recipe ideas tuck! My "boys" are now in their 20's but we used to have all sorts of creative culinary concoctions right up until they left home & I am not beyond giving these a go to take with me when I visit them (no, there are no grandchildren but what does that matter? we're all kids at heart!)
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• United States
12 Oct 09
If you think they are fun then usually your kids have similar ways of thinking so they will probably like them too.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
5 Oct 09
What great ideas. A local school always has a Dr. Seuss day. The kids dress up as characters from the books and they will have guest readers though out the day. The Cat in the Hat Snack would be a great recipe to have the kids make on Dr. Seuss day. Thanks for sharing.
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@marguicha (115395)
• Chile
3 Oct 09
I´m too old to try your recipes but I still know by heart Scrambled eggs super dee dooper dee booper special the luxe a la Peter T. Hooper. I think you had a great idea and lots of imagination and love inside you. A cheer and a hug for you!!!