I’m in a Seuss-y kind of mood today. It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and The Lorax is in theatres today! What better way to start a Seussy day than with green eggs and ham. Here’s my version:
I made two kinds of green eggs – scrambled (“Daddy eggs” in our house) and over-easy (“Mommy eggs” or “eggs with sauce”). To make the scrambled eggs I tossed some eggs in my mini blender along with a bit of frozen spinach (the kids don’t even know it’s there!) and blended it together.
I wanted it a little greener, so I added just a couple of drops of green food coloring.
For the eggs over-easy, I broke the eggs in a bowl and separated the yolks from the whites using a slotted spoon.
There are a couple ways to green the whites of the eggs. You can add spinach and/or food coloring and blend, but they wind up pretty thick and fluffy like scrambled eggs. Or, you can add just a drop or two of food coloring and stir. Stirring vigorously will spread the color out better, but will add a lot of air bubbles (like the picture below). If you stir gently the color won’t spread as much, but it will preserve the consistency of the egg whites (like the picture at the top of this post). Pour the whites (or in this case “greens”) into the pan and then gently pour an egg yolk on top.
In place of ham we had hot dogs – always a favorite in our house. The boys were pretty happy!
Have you had any special Dr. Seuss meals or snacks?