Green Eggs and Ham



Green Eggs and Ham ***** by Dr. Suess




I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.



I’m sharing this book at Food for Thought, because I discovered that this classic is 50 years old this year! In my google searches for events of 1960~ for my best friend’s husband’s 50th birthday, I discovered these book facts and was delighted to reacquaint myself with Green Eggs & Ham:


Green Eggs and Ham was published in 1960 and became the fourth best-selling English-language children’s hardcover book of all time.




Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss’s publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words. The bet came after Seuss completed The Cat in the Hat, which used 236 words.




“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” 

– Dr. Suess (Happy Birthday to You!)




“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)




Green Eggs & Ham~ courtesy Rachel Ray, recipe here



These were quick and tasty~ they would be great for a brunch. If you cook them 15 minutes as the directions call for, the egg will be firm. If a softer yolk is more to your liking, cook 10 minutes and let the egg stand several minutes more, before removing from the muffin cup. A touch of Hollandaise doesn’t hurt either :-)


“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)




“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)~ yes, my inner four-year-old loves this book. . .




“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

— Dr. Seuss (Oh the Thinks you Can Think!)





“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)




 This makes a fun gift, if you know someone turning 50 this year! Stop by Food for Thought and see what everyone (and their four year old) is reading & eating. . .

  6 comments for “Green Eggs and Ham

  1. May 8, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Love this book. I always made green eggs with my first grade student each year when we read this book.
    Your eggs with the spinach look much more appetizing than anything we made in class. :-)

  2. May 8, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Our school library did a Seuss celebration and I was invited as a guest reader and this was the book I was given because it’s one of my favorites. And your food looks wonderful!!!

  3. May 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    oh what fun memories for me! i remember sitting in our family reading this when just tiny… have you ever seen a green egg? i did, in college, i must have been a year old when i cracked it open… the smell has stuck with me my entire life, its a miracle i ever ate another egg!

    breakfast looks delish, i am ready to dash to the kitchen!

    that was great fun, thanks so much for playing, i love seeing food for thought come alive!

  4. May 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I love this book. I bought it for my daughter when she was little and even I enjoyed reading it. :)

  5. May 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I make green SCRAMBLED eggs every year on St. Patrick’s Day but this looks soooo much more appetizing! I must make a note for next March 17th.
    Cute idea for a book review. :-)

  6. Carolyn
    May 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I like Green Eggs and Ham too!
    Yes I do!
    So glad that you do too!
    Does David like Green Eggs and Ham?
    I bet Chloe and Gracie like Green and Eggs and Ham too!
    Rosie says she does not like Green Eggs and Ham.
    But my Dave will eat them anywhere.
    I like your pictures of Green Eggs and Ham.
    They are very pretty says Sam I am.!

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