Sunday, March 1, 2009

We LOVE Dr. Seuss!

With Dr. Seuss' birthday coming up tomorrow March 2, it is only right to pay tribute to the wonderful stories that exist today. And when you really think about it, what child doesn’t grow up with at least one Dr. Seuss book in their house? The kids love the silly characters and the rhymes. I know my daughter does. Each evening, one of the most cherished moments my daughter & I spend together, is right before bedtime when we snuggle up to a great goodnight book. “The Cat & the Hat”, and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” have become a few of my daughter’s favorite reads. In honor of his birthday tomorrow we are planning on making some of the recipes below. I am sure it will be a blast.

Wiggly Fish
“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” inspired this snack. Prepare several different colors of Jello according to package directions and pour each flavor into a shallow pan. Use a fish shaped cookie cutter to cut the Jello into fish shapes. (If you don’t have a fish shaped cookie cutter you could also just cut fish shapes with a knife.) You can also add small pieces of fruit to the Jello mixture before it cools. This is a great way to sneak an extra serving of fruit into your child’s diet.

Pink Ink for The Yink
The Yink in “One Fish, Two Fish” love to drink pink ink. Make your own version by combining a few strawberries (either fresh, or frozen and thawed) and some milk in a blender. Add a few drops of red food coloring if the “ink” isn’t pink enough.

A Fruity Hat For The Cat

Whip up a batch of silver dollar pancakes and cut up some fresh strawberries. Grab some whipped cream and let the kids assemble the Cat’s hat by stacking pancakes, and strawberries on top of each other using the whipped cream as “glue”.

While looking for some celebration ideas, I came across a fabulous Squidoo Lens that is worth checking out for more recipes and party ideas. It’s called the ABCs of Dr. Seuss.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

1 comment:

Mammo said...

Thanks Suburban Mom for the link to my Dr. Seuss Squidoo page. That was such a fun lens to do; there are so many different side to the man. I join you in saying, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss.

Love your blog. I look forward to reading your posts about your daughter. Can't wait to have the twin boys here; hope you will have time to post some of their stories.