Friday, March 2, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Every March 2nd, at school, they celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read-Across-America Day by wearing pajamas, bringing in books, and reading. All. Day. Long. And to kick off that special event, I make green eggs and ham for breakfast.

Last year, I tried to convince the boys that my (regular) eggs were, in fact, "green" because they were organic and free-range. They objected and said that I could, actually, put in green food-coloring just this one day a year and it would be fine. Riley reminded me about our discussion about moderation.

So, this year - without the slightest hesitation - I plunked a few drops of green food-coloring into the scrambled eggs and served them in a croissant with some bacon. And their reproachful response: "Moooooommmmmm. You put food-coloring in our food?!?"

I can't win! What a difference a year makes! I suppose I should be grateful. So, maybe this is the last year of the Mann-clan Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast.


  1. I put a load of herbs in my eggs to make them green...eliminates the need for food coloring! =)

  2. @Heather, great idea. I don't know why I didn't think of that...maybe because that's what I would normally do, but I keep thinking "special" for Dr. Seuss! ;)