By Heather O.
After all, Dr. Suess was not exactly clear when he wrote his classic _Green Eggs and Ham_ about what exactly Sam I Am was offering. Was he offering Green Eggs with regular ham? Or was the Ham green as well? Which noun does the adjective modify–just the eggs, or does it include the ham?
The illustrations, of course, suggest the latter, but the text is not clear on the subject. Not clear at all, people.
Why on earth was this important to us yesterday, you ask?
Well, because we had Green Eggs and Ham for dinner, of course. Didn’t you?
While I was
zoning out on a chair letting my son tear apart the Thomas the Train table perusing through Barnes and Noble yesterday, I found this book, The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook. It has recipes inspired by Dr. Suess, complete with recipes for Who-pudding and Roast Beast. Since my son is all but obsessed with The Grinch and Green Eggs and Ham, we just had to have it.
And we had to immediately try out the recipes, of course. It was all very exciting–the recipe, the colors, the giggling at the idea of eating food that came from a BOOK! Feeling like THE COOLEST MOM EVER, I called DH to tell him that we were having Green Eggs and Ham for dinner. He laughed, and we all prepared for a culinary TRIUMPH!
This is what we got:
Mm-mm–mmm. Doesn’t that look tasty?
Ok. Really, I have to say that the IDEA of Green Eggs and Ham sort of beat out the actual taste, despite the author’s best efforts. The green eggs are fried eggs with guacamole scooped on them, and the ham is just covered in mint jelly which, to be honest, wasn’t exactly tempting to my 5 year old.
I know. Shocker.
And whoever said that novelty will make your kid eat anything was basically full of crap.
Still, he ate the eggs, and nibbled on some salad, and then went out to play and tell his friend that HE got to eat Green Eggs and Ham for dinner! HA!
Well, at least he got something out of it.
We chucked the leftover ham. I mean, seriously, would YOU eat something that looked like that?
I have much higher hopes for The Who-pudding and Roast Beast. I’ll keep you posted.