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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday {2018}

Every Spring I try to find a way to celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.

The reason I celebrate his birthday is to instill a love of reading in my kids. So every year on March 2nd we celebrate the silly author on the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

We started the celebrations with a visit to Barnes & Noble with friends Greyson and Remy for a Dr. Seuss themed story time.

Thing 1 and Thing 2. Thanks for the fun props Ms. Kathy. In the past we celebrated with breakfast, but with busy mornings and busy weekends we decided to change it up a little bit and host a Dr. Seuss brinner (breakfast for dinner) for his birthday. We kept the menu simple; green eggs, green cheese, hash browns and smoothies.

The cheese was Gouda pesto cheese from Trader Joe’s.The green eggs were spinach, eggs, a splash of milk and salt and pepper.The smoothies were spinach, peach, banana and a splash of milk. For dessert we used Sarah’s cake she made in baking class a few days before and even stuck a candle in it. I love celebrating life with my family and I like it even more when it involves learning and food.   

See past celebrations below.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday {2016}

Dr. Seuss’ birthday {2013}

Oh, The Places You’ll Go Keepsake Book

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Thank you for writing such fun books.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday {2016}

I love celebrating little events and getting crafty with the kids. So when Dr. Seuss’ birthday showed up on my calendar I started planning his celebration.

We started the celebrations at the library for story time and crafts with friends. IMG_4846We even got to meet some of his beloved characters.  IMG_4853 - favAs a breakfast lover we decided to take one of Dr. Seuss’ famous books and turn it into a meal.  Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 10.04.11 PM  However since we keep kosher and don’t eat ham we decided to go with the color green.

Our menu:

Spinach eggs, cucumbers, pesto Gouda, spinach and fruit smoothies.  IMG_5032IMG_5037IMG_5029IMG_5034IMG_5036The kiddos wore their hats and we sat down to eat breakfast for dinner. IMG_5022    IMG_5035My kiddos loved the green birthday party!! IMG_5033Jacob was too busy eating his green food to take a picture. IMG_5028   Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Thank you for writing such fun books.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday {2013}

I had all these plans last week for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but then Sarah got really sick and then I got sick and well I gave up on it.

A few days ago I took Sarah with me to Trader Joe’s. I normally don’t take her with me, but I only needed a few things. After picking up a few things in the produce area we passed by the sample counter. Not only do we get to try new foods, they also give you the recipe! I have put together great dinners from their sample counter.

This time they were sampling pesto cheese. I didn’t think Sarah was interested, but she gobbled up my sample and asked for more. As soon as I grabbed the second sample, my Dr. Seuss’ birthday ideas came back into the picture.

I grabbed a few more things and headed home. My Dr. Seuss Sunday brunch was in the works. I planned on making his famous green eggs and ham, but with a twist.

Since we keep a Kosher kitchen, I was not going to make ham. Instead I bought a package of frozen shredded hash browns.

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Then I grabbed a handful on spinach, two eggs and pureed it in my Bullet (best little gadget ever! Thanks MIL!).

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I planned on making scrambled eggs, but as I poured the mixture in Sarah was calling my attention. Omelet it is!

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It was delish! All three of us really enjoyed breakfast. You could barely taste the spinach! Definitely planning on making this whacky looking breakfast again.

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Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Thank you for your interesting books. Even though I didn’t read your books when I was young, Sarah is enjoying them. Her favorite Dr. Seuss book is Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

0978067988282_500X500What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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