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Dr. Seuss Delicacies: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Looking for Dr. Seuss themed food with an elevated twist? Think Lorax Cheesy Dip & Buzzlenut Cocktails. Well here are some recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss. Perfect for a literary themed dinner & the child inside us all.

Collaboration with The Frame Queen

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If You Were A Kid Who Loved Dr. Seuss, I Bet You Wanted To Pluck Ripe Truffula Fruit, Guzzle Buzzlenut Juice, Or Chow Down On Green Eggs And Ham? Now, As An Adult, You Finally Can! Why Not Try The Dr. Seuss “delicacies” That You Read About As A Kid. Since It’s “probably” Safe To Assume That Your Palate Has Refined A Bit, Let’s Try A Dr. Seuss Classic, But With A More Sophisticated Touch. Enjoy!

Dr. Seuss(y) Recipes include: Classic Flounder, Green Eggs & Ham, The Lorax Cheesy Dip, and Buzzlenut Cocktails!

Dr. Seuss BIO

Dr. Seuss Was Born Theodore Seuss Geisel In 1904 In Springfield Massachusetts. He Is Best Known For Writing Over 60 Children’s Books, But He Was Also An Accomplished Political Cartoonist, Publisher, And Illustrator.

He Began Using A Pen Name At Dartmouth When He Was Caught Drinking Gin. As A Result, The Dean Stripped Him Of His Editorship Of The School’s Humor Magazine. To Continue Writing In The Paper, He Adopted A Number Of Pen Names. He Did Plan To Pursue A Doctorate, Briefly Going To Oxford, But He Dropped Out Before Graduating. Following College, He Got Married And Began Working As A Cartoonist, Then Moved On To Advertising, Where He Found Success.

Everything Changed In 1936 While On A Ship Headed Back To The United States From Europe. He Amused Himself By Creating Fun Rhymes To The Rhythm Of The Engines. This Turned Into “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street”.

Dr. Seuss Would Go On To Sell Over 600 Million Books And Have Them Translated Into 20 Different Languages. He Died In 1991 And Has Become One Of The Most Beloved Children’s Authors In History.

Classic Flounder

What you Need:

3 Cutlets Of Flounder

1/2 Stick Of Butter (3 Squares)

1 Sprig Of Dill

4 Tablespoons Of White Wine

1 Tomato Sliced

Steps:

  • In A 12×9 Baking Dish Place Your Fillets Of Flounder
  • In The Dish Now Add A Square Of Butter To Each Fillet Adding A Sprig Of Dill Into The Baking Dish
  • Slice Your Tomatoes Add To The Top
  • Pour Your 4 Tablespoons Of White Wine Over The Fillets A Tablespoon On Each And Bake For 12 Minutes At 375.

If Things Start Happening, Don’t Worry, Don’t Stew, Just Go Right Along And You’ll Start Happening Too.

A Lot Like Dr. Seuss Is Left To Write And Rhyme, I Love To Cook And Write! The Love Came From My Mother And Grandmother Who Are Always In The Kitchen Cooking. I Became Curious About Food At A Very Young Age And I’ve Grown With It Since My Mom Passing Down Homemade Easy Meals While Still Saving Money And Loving To Do It.

“A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small.”

Classic Green Eggs And Ham

What you Need:

4 Slices Bread
2 Tablespoons Butter
4 Eggs
Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 To 3 Drops Blue Food Coloring
1/4 Cup (about 8-ounces) Minced Ham

Steps:

  • Break the eggs into medium bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper
  • 2 to 3 drops of blue food coloring to the eggs to make the desired green color.
  • Whisk the eggs until they are completely mixed together.
  •  Heat a non stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add the ham and cook it until it begins to brown a little, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir it with the wooden spoon to keep it from sticking.
  • Pour the eggs right on top of the ham. Don’t stir until the eggs have begun to set, about 2 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to fold the cooked eggs over as they cook.
  • Chop up the eggs with the tip of the spatula. Remove the eggs
  • Plate as soon as they are done and serve!

 

10 Dr. Seuss Facts!

  1. Dr. Seuss Was Awarded An Honorary Doctorate In 1956 By Dartmouth, His Alma Mater, Finally Making Good On The “Dr” In His Name.
  2. Green Eggs And Ham Uses Only 50 Words!
  3. Dr. Seuss’ Awards Include 2 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, And A Pulitzer Prize.
  4. Seuss Is Supposed To Be Pronounced Like The Word “voice”. People Pronounced It Wrong And He Just Decided Not To Continue Correcting The Error.
  5. He Had A License Plate That Said, “GRINCH”.
  6. Despite Being One Of The Most Popular Children’s Authors, He Had No Children Himself. He Once Said, “You Have ’em, I’ll Amuse ’em.”
  7. His Real Name Was Theodore Seuss Geisel
  8. He Also Used The Pen Names Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, And Theophrastus Seuss
  9. His First Children’s Book Was “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street”. It Was Rejected At Least 27 Times Before It Was Published By Vanguard Press In 1937.
  10. Dr. Seuss Often Wrote About Political And Social Issues. In Fact, “Horton Hears A Who” Is An Allegory For America’s Treatment Of Postwar Japan.

 

The Lorax Cheesy Dip

What you Need:

1 (16-ounce) Johnsonville Italian Sausage
1 (8-ounce) Package Cream Cheese
1 (16-ounce) Velveeta
2 (10-ounce) Cans Diced Tomatoes And Green Chilis (Mild Or Hot), Drained
½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Steps:

  • In A Large Skillet, Brown The Ground Sausage. Drain Any Grease Away. Return The Pan With The Meat To Medium Low Heat.
  • Cut The Cheeses Into Cubes And Add Them To The Pan.
  • Cook Until The Cheese Has Melted, Stirring Occasionally.
  • Add The Two Cans Of Drained Tomatoes And Chilis, And Garlic Powder.
  • Cook Until Heated Through. Transfer To A Serving Dish Or To A Slow Cooker On Warm To Keep It Warm.
  • Serve Alongside Corn Or Tortilla Chips.

“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…”

Buzzlenut Cocktails

What you Need:

1 3-ounce Pack of Jello

1 Cup Hot Water

1 Cup Cold Water

1 Cup Fresh Fruit

Steps

Whisk Together 1 Cup Of Hot Water With 1 Packet Of Jello In A Large Bowl.

Add 1 Cup Of Cold Water Into The Mixture.

Pour The Mixture Into Ice Cubes And Add Fruit On The Bottom If Desired

Place In Freezer For About 3 Hours Or Until Set.

Next Add To Your Favorite Sparkling Soda. I Like To Use Strawberry And Coconut Garnish With A Orange Wedge!

“You’re Off To Great Places!
Today Is Your Day!
Your Mountain Is Waiting,
So… Get On Your Way!”

Thanks To Dr. Seuss For Being Such An Amazing Author And Inspiring People All Around The World With His Work.

“Then The Grinch Thought Of Something He Hadn’t Before! What If Christmas, He Thought, Doesn’t Come From A Store. What If Christmas…perhaps…means A Little Bit More!”

Special thanks to Heather at The Frame Queen for collaborating with us. These are all her amazing recipes so if you are looking for more be sure to check out her website, like & share!

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