02 March 2013

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!  Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday and I think it's a really fun thing to celebrate with my daughters.  How do you celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, you ask?  It's simple!  First of all, your local library might be holding some type of event, as the day is also known as Read Across America Day, started by the NEA to promote literacy in America.  But if you don't feel like going out, you can do what we do. I dress the girls in Dr. Seuss shirts, we read lots of Dr. Seuss books, of course, we watch "Horton Hears A Who" on dvd, and we have green eggs and ham for either lunch or dinner.  

My girls on Dr. Seuss Day last year. 

The first year we celebrated Dr. Seuss Day, I made green eggs by mixing pesto into scrambled eggs.  That was really good.  Then last year I tried these omelets and they are amazing.  Both of my girls love them (I leave the cheese out of Eva's because of her dairy allergy), and gobble them up.  They are so good, in fact, that they are no longer reserved for March 2nd; I make them throughout the year.  This is a slight adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe.

Green Eggs and Ham Omelet

2 eggs, beaten
Sprinkle of salt
2 tbsp frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2-4 slices ham (depending on how thick the slices are)
2 tbsp shredded cheese

In a bowl, combine the eggs, salt, and spinach.  Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add egg mixture.  Cook, stirring with a silicone spatula, until eggs begin to thicken, about 30 seconds. With spatula, pull edges of omelet in toward the center, tilting pan so uncooked eggs flow underneath.  Cook until just set, another 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Layer ham and cheese on one half of omelet.  With spatula, fold omelet in half.  Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

Makes 1 omelet.

Nutrition Facts:
1 omelet with 1 oz. ham
221 calories
14 g fat
5.5 g saturated fat
455 mg cholesterol
731 mg sodium
0 g fiber
19 g protein

So easy to make and so yummy.  This year we will be having them for lunch as we have to get dinner out after a birthday party this afternoon.  I bought the girls a new Seuss book, The Sleep Book, which I love.  I also got them new shirts. It's fun to have things like this to "celebrate" with your kids, especially during the long, boring winter. And yes, even though it's March, it's definitely still winter around here!

Now, go make these omelets and then read a book to your kids!

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