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Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Beginning as an advertising artist, he went on to become perhaps the world’s best loved children’s author.  What child didn’t have their childhood enriched by Hop on Pop, Horton Hears a Who, Yertle the Turtle, Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, If I ran the Circus, Green Eggs and Ham and my families all time favorites, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Fox in Sox. 

His first children’s book, “and to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” was published in 1937 and forever changed the world of children’s literature.

 

nenokkias.net To celebrate, you must have green eggs and ham for breakfast.  The obvious and easiest version is to simply add a touch of food coloring to beaten eggs before scrambling them and serving with a slice of fried ham.  Accompany with toast and a favorite jam.

In our family we enjoyed our version which was to carefully separate the eggs.  Whip the whites until they held peeks and color them green.  Pile the egg “greens,” onto pieces of toast or toasted English muffins.  Make a well in the center of the mound with a spoon  and slip them under the broiler for about three minutes.  Meanwhile, gently poach the yolks to desired degree of doneness.  When ready to serve, place the egg “green” covered pieces of toast or muffin on a plate, spoon a poached yolk into each egg nest and top with a piece of butter.  Serve hot with fried ham on the side.

 

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