Green Eggs and Ham

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Sound familiar? At my elementary school, green eggs and ham is a special treat reserved for good little kindergarten boys and girls eaten with excitement to an enchanting read aloud of a Dr. Seuss story of the same name. We often combine the celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2) with St. Patrick's day, making it an all around green affair.

While our school version of green eggs and ham usually entails a group of fabulous volunteer parents + a lot of green food coloring, I thought I'd appease those who are culinary inclined with a more "adult" version that could could even make at home. Here is the Food Network's interpretation of green eggs and ham. Now I must add my 2 cents on the topic, some things I've learned from spending the majority of my day with 7 and 8-year olds...since these "adult" eggs use spinach in lieu of food coloring, you may notice that the eggs are not nearly as green.

If you're looking for a more authentic green eggs and ham option, might want to check this book out. Happy eating!

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