Did you know Dr. Seuss' publisher bet him $50 that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words? He won the bet by writing Green Eggs and Ham. All the words have only 1 syllable except one (leave me a comment if you know the 3 syllable word).
Random House is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss' book Green Eggs & Ham by having a contest. Create a video depicting part of the book and you could win $2,000 or other fabulous prizes. The contest runs through Oct. and voting begins in Nov. I'm not sure if I have enough time to put a video together but I want to let others know about it and I'd love to see what people come up with. Click here for more contest details.
Making Green Eggs and Ham
One day I was talking with friends in the living room while 'Conrad', age 3, went to the kitchen to get a snack. His dad had just taught him how to crack eggs while making a cake earlier in the week. Little did I know he decided to practice cracking eggs by himself....All 18 eggs, perfectly cracked, no shells, into a storage container. It was overflowing when I found him. Guess what we had for dinner that night (and breakfast the next day)? Of course...Green Eggs & Ham. Make your own:
Recipe: Green Eggs and Ham
1/2 c. Spinach
1 c. Ham
6 Eggs (or however many you normally scramble for your family)
1/4 c. Milk
1. Finely chop spinach leaves (or defrost frozen spinach then shred it in the food processor.)
2. Cube ham into pea size pieces. (Ask the deli to cut thick slices then you can cube it quickly.)
3. Mix the spinach and chopped up ham with the eggs and some milk, mix it all up- 'Scrambled Eggs Super' style then scramble in a fry pan on medium heat. Seussalicious!
18 eggs, perfectly cracked by a 3 yr old.
*A personal side note: I refused to eat scrambled eggs while growing up (until I finally tried them again in college) because my school teacher aunt forced me to eat green eggs and ham once as a fun Dr. Seuss activity when I was 6 years old. "Try them, try them, you will see." Please don't force your kids to eat. Make things creative, like Sam I Am and wait for them to try it.