Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lesson in a Picture Book Pt 5

So, we are off the Eric Carle wagon, and have moved swiftly onto the Dr. Suess train. Imagine my surprise when my 22mo sat still and listened to every page of Cat in the Hat! He carries it around with him, asks for it frequently, and insisted we have 2 copies of it from the library. (Also, L2 has started REQUESTING we go to the library! How awesome is that!?) So, it is time to delve into the world of Dr. Suess, and what could be better for my food loving boys that to start with Green Eggs and Ham? Though, when I was child, my parents read this book to my food finicky brother to encourage him to try new foods. It didn't work.

Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)
Monday: Making Green Eggs. Kind of. I don't really want to just dye eggs, but mixing green veggies with eggs for a yummy quiche souffle sounds right up our alley! It sounds fancy, but it really isn't hard.

Milk (we use almond milk)
Choice of veggies to add; we'll be using green peppers, green onions, and some asparagus.

Whisk eggs and milk, pour into oiled ramekins. Add veggies, salt and pepper to taste. Place ramekins in pan (a cake pan or such) with about 1/2 in of water in the bottom. Bake at 350degrees until a pick comes out clean!

Tuesday: Exploring foods. My dad used to play a game with us where we would go to the grocery store and pick out anything we wanted. As long as we had NEVER eaten it before. So, we will head to the market and see what we can find. In the past it was things like caviar, sugar cane, and something we affectionately named booger fruit. (Kiwno Melon) Then everyone tries the new foods. Some are great, others...not so much.

Wednesday: Get crafty! Make green eggs and ham out of whatever: felt, construction paper, paint, ect. Then, act it out! Eat in a box? In the rain? 

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