Once upon a time, I tried to make green eggs and ham. I did green food coloring in scrambled eggs, and the result was very green and kind of disgusting, with the changes in texture that resulted from excessive droppings of verdant inkiness. Ham was harder, green food coloring only succeeding in turning the pinky ham into a browny ham. Ew.
Naomi and Miriam will know no such dissapointment, because I have in my hot little hands a copy of the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook. In another league entirely from my bumbling experimentations with the teardrop shaped squeezy bottle, the definitive Dr. Seuss delicacy is made with scoops of guacamole over normal fried eggs. The ham is greenified with a glaze of mint jelly and tomatillos, and rolling it in cilantro.
Other recipes include Who Roast Beast (roast chicken with mushrooms under the skin) and Pink Yink Ink Drink, made with milk, honey and berries, which looked so freakin yummy I wanted to drink it off the page. Naomi will appreciate the Truffula Fruits (yogurt dipped long-stemmed strawberries) and I'm sure we'll make a joyous mess tossing them into each other's mouths like in the book.
Best of all was that the book featured recipes using natural, fresh, healthy ingredients made into fun configurations that will appeal to Suess loving kids everywhere. What better way to sneak avacado into your child?