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Green-ish Eggs and Ham

Updated: Mar 11, 2019

We all know the story of Sam-I-Am who did not think he would like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss #drseuss. In the end, he actually loved them so it's a great story to read to picky eaters to show them that you really don't know if you're going to like something until you try it. This week I thought I would try to make #greeneggsandham and came to the conclusion that Dr. Seuss has set us up for failure because of our unrealistic eggs-pectations! (See what I did there?!)

When I made green eggs with my students in the past, we would always combine green food coloring with the whipped eggs and cook them as scrambled eggs. I took a closer look at the book though and saw that it was only the yolks that were colored green. How had I been doing it wrong for so many years? Probably because making green yolks without some sort of scientific process was next to impossible.

I tried to ever so carefully put green food coloring directly in the yolk. I didn't want to spread it around too much in order to keep the yolk intact, but was not very successful. You can see from the pictures that it turned out more like a green streaked egg!

So the moral of the story is stick with #scrambledeggs if you're going green! Maybe next year I'll try making green ham...

Do I like Green Eggs and Ham? Yes I do!

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