How to make Green Eggs and Ham and a Dr. Seuss Cookbook Giveaway!
Do you like
green eggs and ham?…
Would you eat them
in a box?
Would you eat them
with a fox?
I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!
So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Excerpts from Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
I am sure that you know by now that I am totally crazy and should be locked up! like to have some fun with this website.
Do you remember when I made the Cat in the Hat cake for my 50th birthday? I had so much fun with that post, I could not resist doing another Cat in the Hat post to celebrate my new site. I did say I would have a FUN giveaway just the other day in my Meyer Lemon and Amaretto Marmalade post! Little did you know what was to come…
Now, what could possibly be more fun than giving away a copy of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook? (Be sure not to answer that in the comments section!) I also bet you have been wondering (and I know I sure have for 50 years!) what the heck Green Eggs and Ham tasted like. Now I can tell you!
I would suggest you not muck up your perfectly good ham with this green gunk on the outside. It is fine for kiddies for a party, but the mint jelly and tomatillo mixture didn’t work like it was supposed to and cilantro and mint jelly just don’t belong on a ham! I knew that going into this, but thought maybe I was missing something. Prepare your ham using this this recipe by Dave Lieberman instead and then make these ham and cheddar paninis with the leftovers.
The eggs are actually pretty tasty with the guacamole, however, my favorite recipe for guacamole is Ina Garten’s, and I would definitely make that next time. The verdict is that this dish is not so bad if prepare your ham a different way. What could be so bad about ham and eggs with guacamole?
This cookbook is full of recipes that are made from scratch that would be fun to make if you are nuts like me, but also fun to make with any little ones that you might have running around your kitchen! I would say it is definitely a kid’s cookbook, but there were some other recipes that looked pretty tasty. The green eggs and ham would be an awesome surprise dinner for a kid’s party! Be sure to carry it on on one hand like the Cat in the Hat. 😉
Just think, if you win, you can create such culinary delights as Schlopp with a Cherry on Top, Nupboard’s Nuggets, Brown Bar-ba-loots’ Truffula Fruits, Schlottz’s Knots and Yot in the Pot! Who wouldn’t want to win this cookbook?!!
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This giveaway ends at 5 pm EST on Friday, February 25th.
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Green Eggs and Ham
Adapted from Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook
Recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss
Concocted by Georgeanne Brennan
1 fully cooked and smoked ham, about 8 to 10 pounds
1/2 cup water or apple juice (I used water)
1 cup apple or mint jelly (I used mint jelly – it was green!)
3 medium tomatillos, husked and minced
1 cup minced cilantro leaves or 1/2 cup minced cilantro leaves and 1/2 cup minced parsley leaves (I used all cilantro)
4 ripe avocados
Juice of 2 to 3 limes
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white onion, minced (optional) I used the onion.
2 serrano chilies, seeded and minced (optional) I used the chilies.
Cholula sauce (several drops to taste) (I added this as I felt it needed more flavor)
Freshly ground black pepper (I added a few grinds of this)
4 ounces of butter or 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or other light cooking oil, such as canola or sunflower (I used butter)
12 large eggs
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Add 1/2 cup water or apple juice to the pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Cook ham at 300 degrees for 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Remove ham from the oven and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
Mix the apple jelly and minced tomatillos together to make a glaze. Spread the glaze all over the ham, except on the cut side.
Using your hands, gently pat the cilantro, parsley or cilantro-parsley mixture into the glaze until it is solid green.
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. With a spoon, scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash it with a fork, then add the lime juice and salt and, if you want, the onions and chilies. Mix again.
In a large frying pan, melt the butter or heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, crack the eggs into the pan.
Cover the pan and cook until the yolk has a pale white film over it and is slightly to very firm.
With a spatula, gently slide eggs onto plate or a serving platter.
Spoon the guacamole over each yolk, cover it.
*Cooks notes – If you want to make the ham for fun, then that is fine, however, the jelly and tomatillo mixture did not work properly. It was too thin and watery to cover the ham properly and there was a lot of waste. I would try heating up up next time and reducing it, then letting it come to room temperature. Maybe it will congeal more with that method.
I would also use parsley rather than cilantro. The cilantro flavor was not at all pleasant with the mint jelly and the ham.
Better yet, make the ham with the recipe I referenced above and then serve the eggs with that.
SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!! ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ is one of my all-time favorite Seuss books! Green Eggs and Ham is of course a classic – i’ve actually started collecting some of the really old Seuss books.
Great Job..Its so cool that you had the thought to make this dish..
” oh the places you’ll go” is my favorite
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Oh I remember that cake! How could I forget it?!?! And I love how playful you are with your site… always so refreshing to see.
My favorite Dr Seuss book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas
What a splendidly fun idea! 🙂 I love Dr. Seuss. Even now his illustrations delight me. 🙂
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Definitely Green Eggs and Ham. John used it as a sales stratedy for his staff. You can convince people to eat ANYTHING!!!!
I never used to like Dr. Seuss growing up, but now that I have kids, I’m a convert. My favorite is The Places You’ll Go. I give that as a gift to all graduating kids.
I just adore Dr. Suess. When hubby and I used to afford annual passes for Universal Studios Orlando, we never missed a visit Suess Land at Islands of Adventure! The Cat in the Hat ride is a must and my favorite story! Once we even rode on High in the Sky Suess Trolley.
Favorite book would have to be the Cat in the Hat! 😀
The Cat in the Hat!
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Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite. When I was young I would see how fast I could read it without tripping up on the words.
I read Dr. Suess to the kids all of the time, so I’ll tell you their favorite. It’s On Beyond Zebra and Green Eggs and Ham. They can’t get enough. Great post and lovely site!
And of course I am a loyal Twitterer..er. 🙂
What a great book! I love, love, love The Lorax and 1 Fish, 2, Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is one of my son’s favorites. Hmmm, I wonder if there’s a recipe for making a red fish or a blue fish?
I of course am a loyal twitter follower.
And to prove it, I just tweeted your giveaway.
Oh how much fun is this! Well, with Peanut growing like a weed I know I’m going to blink and we’ll be cooking together in the kitchen, so this cookbook would be loads of fun to have waiting for her! My favorite Dr. Seuss book from my childhood is Hop on Pop! Oh the memories 🙂
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A super fun post! I saw a woman yesterday wearing a Green Eggs and Ham shirt as I went on my run, reminding me of the greatness of the book, and now here you are reminding me all over again 🙂
Can’t enter obviouisly, but hope the winner enjoys their fabulous prize!
P.S. New site = fantastic. Well done!
What a great giveaway! I want some green eggs and ham! This brought such a smile to my face…my favorite Dr. Suess book had something to do with dogs…I don’t remember the title but there was a huge dog tree at the end. Do you know it? Thank you for sharing tonight! I hope you have a great Monday, my friend.
Green eggs and ham IS my favourite Dr Seuss book! In fact it’s my fave children’s book ever!
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Such a fun post Gwen. We LOVE Dr. Seuss over here. “Oh the Things you can Think” (I think it’s called that) is one of our favorites. Great recipe – the green sauce sounds awesome!
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I would have to say that my favorite Dr Suess book is “Oh the places you’ll go” The children in my class favorite book is “The Foot Book” We made super cute Thing 1 & 2 for Dr Suess’ birthday! What a fun post! I never even knew there was a Dr Suess Cookbook. How did I miss that one? 🙂 Okay now I am off to tweet and like on fb!!!
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and just for fun I shared you on my BS Cooks fb page! I know that doesn’t count but your blog is so cute that I had to share it!!!
okay i said this but I don’t see it so added you on fb
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I also shared that my favorite book was “Oh the Places You’ll go” Not sure what happened to the posts
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I follow you on twitter. My kids love Dr. Seuss and those books are some of my favorites to read. I just posted a Dr. Seuss post this morning with birthday party ideas. His birthday is 3 days before my son’s.
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I love “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”
I hit liked! I’m a fan. My personal favorite is Bitter Butter Battle, but I have red fish, blue fish memorized due to it being my daughter’s fave.
Thank you!!! I love Dr. Suess!
that ham looks incredible…I would love to have a big slice of it and I have not had ham in ages! plate up green eggs and ham for me anyday.
can’t wait to hear about NO
The Places You’ll Go is probably my favorite…
The Lorax is a book that was way ahead of its time and a terrific start to teaching little ones about the environment. Brilliant book- especially the facelessness of the Once-ler.