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Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham for St. Patrick's Day


When I was in the fourth grade, we had the option of picking a class that we wanted to do for fun such as cooking, art, or a music class. I decided to be a part of the cooking class. We made different foods that were easy to cook and most of the time the teacher would actually be the one doing the cooking. The students would usually mix the ingredients together and place them into a pot or onto a pan. Usually the teachers would read us different stories that dealt with cooking. One time the teacher decided to read us a Dr.Seuss story entitled,"Green Eggs and Ham". After we read the story, the teacher told us that the next day in class that we would all get a chance to make green eggs and ham and to eat them as well. Everyone was excited and couldn't wait for the next day. The next day the teacher told us how to make them and that we would love the way that they tasted. I decided to share this story with everyone else because it was a part of my past and I find that green eggs and ham are extremely delicious.

What You Need

- A copy of "Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham"

- Green food coloring

- Eggs

- Thick Slices of Ham

- Frying Pan


Step 1: Read the book "Green Eggs and Ham" to your children. Your kids will like the story behind green eggs and ham so, they won't find them gross and actually think that they are cool. The story basically gets your child wanting to make them after hearing about Dr. Seuss story and how he had them as well.

Step 2: Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Save the yolk and the egg white.

Step 3: This is the step where you can color the egg whites or the egg yolk. It is completely up to you or the way that your child may want the eggs to be. You add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg whites or the egg yolk. Stir the egg whites and add food coloring until you reached the desired coloring. If you colored the egg yolk, don't stir, if you are wanting to make eggs over easy.

Step 4: Pour the yolks back onto the green egg whites. Put the eggs aside.

Step 5: Mix a few drops of green food coloring in a bowl with a fourth of a cup of water. You will then use this mixture to paint your ham, once you get to the shade of green that you want, after continuously adding drops of green food coloring. After this is done, then you can paint the green food coloring mixture onto the ham.

Step 6, You then cook the eggs. You can fry the eggs if you want and try to make sure that the yolk is intact. Then proceed to microwave, fry, or bake the ham. Whichever way to you choose to cook the ham is perfectly okay.



I decided that this quick and easy recipe was perfect for St. Patrick's Day is because your coloring food green and its perfect for breakfast on St. Patrick's Day. The way that we celebrate this day here in the United States is different from how they celebrate the holiday in Ireland. We love wearing green and eating green food would just make this day so much better. Obviously, you can still make green eggs and ham any day of the week but making this for your child on St. Patrick's Day may make the day even that more fun. Hope you try this recipe out soon and enjoy!

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Xavier J. on September 18, 2016:

wow nice maybe my mom will cook some for breakfast one day

torrilynn (author) on June 28, 2013:

@NellRose thank you and i couldn't agree more.

Nell Rose from England on June 28, 2013:

Lol! what a great idea! I think we all read that book when we were little, but have never tried the green eggs before!

torrilynn (author) on March 15, 2013:

@Aufait thanks for voting up and sharing with others and Im happy you feel the same as I do

C E Clark from North Texas on March 15, 2013:

This is a great activity for celebrating St. Paddy's Day, which is just a couple of days away! If a person has children I'm sure they would enjoy having this dish and might even learn to like eggs as a result. Voted up, and will share with my followers!

torrilynn (author) on March 14, 2013:

@Bishop55 Im glad you liked my hub and I feel you should definitely make this for your stepson

Rebecca from USA on March 13, 2013:

I gotta try making this for stepson! :) to cute.

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@summerberrie thanks for liking my hub and for sharing with others

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@SuzieHQ I'm glad you came across my hub and that you liked it thanks for sharing this with others

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@Natashalh yeah I agree i absolutely loved Dr. Seuss's books as well they were quite enjoyable and very fun to read

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@petenali thanks for the rhyming verse it made me smile glad you liked my hub overall

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@LaElsen thanks for the positive comment Im happy you enjoyed my hub

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@Sharkye11 thanks for the positive feedback and Im glad you shared this hub with others

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@Brett thanks for liking my idea and thanks for sharing this with others

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@carter06 thanks for the feedback

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@truthfornow yeah it is very fun for the kids indeed thanks for the feedback

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@KathrynStratford thanks for the feedback and I like that you liked my hub

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@CrystalTatum thanks for sharing and you never know until you try it

torrilynn (author) on March 13, 2013:

@mommymay I'm glad you liked my hub and Im more than sure your kids will like doing this

Heather May from Ohio on March 13, 2013:

This is something that I may look at making for my kids! They are pretty visual eaters so not sure if they will eat it....but they will get a kick out it and may surprise me!!!

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on March 12, 2013:

Great idea, but looking at the photo, I don't think I personally could stomach it! Voted up and sharing!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on March 12, 2013:

That is a cool story, and I love how you incorporated it into a possible St Pat's Day breakfast. Clever!

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on March 12, 2013:

Green ham too . . . so much fun, especially for the kiddos. Dr Seuss is always fun and a good way to interest children in reading.

Mary from Cronulla NSW on March 12, 2013:

A fun way to celebrate St Pat's day torrilyn..well done.. btw have to say I really like petenali's verse..suits your hub so well.. cheers

Brett C from Asia on March 12, 2013:

Fun idea. Probably heading to a themed party this weekend, so may suggest this.

Shared, up and useful.

Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on March 12, 2013:

Awesome idea! I've done green bread for St. Patrick's day before but never thought of doing green eggs and ham. Marvelous! Sharing!

LA Elsen from Chicago, IL on March 12, 2013:

Thank you for sharing this. My mother always tried to get the egg yolks green. Never though of separating them before. Great hub. It sounds like you had a really fun teacher.

Pete from Ontario, Canada on March 12, 2013:

Not in a hub

Not in the tub

Not on the web

Not in my bed

I do not like green eggs and ham

But this is cool, I clap you ma'am!

Natasha from Hawaii on March 12, 2013:

Ahahaha. This was my favorite book when I was a kid! I made my step grandmother read it to me over and over.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on March 12, 2013:

Hi torrilynn,

As an Irish woman and St Paddy's Day approaching this HAD to be read!!

A very interesting way you introduced it and loved the Dr Seuss connection for kids as a learning tool. Have I eaten green eggs and ham . . . no . . .would I?? Absolutely, green is my favorite color too! Well done, Voted up, Interesting, Shared!!

summerberrie on March 12, 2013:

How fun. A perfect 4th grade project. Voted up and shared.

torrilynn (author) on March 11, 2013:

@ThtGrrl it is true they don't look very appealing but I hope this doesn't prevent you from trying to make them in the future. Thanks for your feedback overall.

torrilynn (author) on March 11, 2013:

@epigramman i thank you for your sincere an kind comment it is greatly appreciated and i agree that i love and miss the Dr. Seuss's books as well

epigramman on March 11, 2013:

I am a big fan of Dr. Seuss, ironically, more now as an adult than as a kid when I had all of these books. It seems to speak to me now more than ever and probably because I try in earnest to retain my childlike tendencies in my own writing.

I love this novel approach to the book itself and in a cooking class too - and a quick glance at your hubs prove you to be a wise, witty, intellectual and astute writer of many eclectic subjects. Hubbravo from the epi-man and warm greetings from rain soaked lake erie time ontario canada 1:40am

Laura Brown from Barrie, Ontario, Canada on March 11, 2013:

They don't look very appealing on the plate. But, I made a version of a green breakfast before. Usually I go out for breakfast that day now. I look for a place doing something, green toast, green shamrocks on the eggs, etc.

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