Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Seuss inspired Meals

I've been trying to be a little more "fun" in the kitchen.  I try to strike a healthy balance between kid-approved meals and mom-forced meals.  My boys are pretty good eaters though, so I don't mind doing these fun meals once a week or so to make the kitchen more fun and to make up for all the "...because it's healthy for you." meals.  So we've had a few Dr. Seuss inspired meals this week to go along with our Dr. Seuss Theme.

The first lunch was a combination of Dr. Seuss's ABC Book (one of Emory's current favorite books) and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

The first row has the letters ABC from toast scraps.  A = Applesauce, B = Banana, C = Corn (and peas).  The second row is blueberry yogurt with colorful fish sprinkles.  I think the purple color of the yogurt definitely makes it look Seussical.  Then there's a fish from toast and a few goldfish.
The inspiration for doing a Seuss's ABC muffin tin meal came from Biting the Hand That Feeds You.

This breakfast was inspired by Green Eggs and HamThe Cat in the Hat
and The Foot Book.

Obviously the green eggs are very unoriginal, and we didn't have ham so I used bacon.  Elliott knows they're both pork anyway, so he didn't care.  The toast was cut out with a foot shaped cookie cutter (probably from a baby shower), but you can't really see the 'foot' in the picture.  I first saw the Banana and Strawberry Cat in the Hat hats on Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons and knew the boys would love them!  As you can tell though, I had hungry kids and was in a hurry so I didn't worry about my stripes being too uniform!  ;)

This lunch was inspired by The Sneetches and Other StoriesThe Cat in the Hat (again), One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (again) and Horton Hatches the Egg.

We had Star shaped sandwiches for the Stars on the Sneetches bellies.  As you can see, we had another fruit hat because it was such a big hit and my husband overbuys bananas so I'm always trying to use them up.  The egg is for Horton's egg, and I was going to put it on a nest of pretzels, but husband must have eaten all the pretzels.  The goldfish and yogurt are similar to the previous lunch, except this yogurt was vanilla tinted blue with food coloring.

Then, not pictured was a Yink's Pink Ink Drink, which was a very special and very rare treat of Pink Lemonade!

Not a great picture again, but I had a two year old begging for his lunch.

The best part of these meals was reading the fun stories right at the kitchen table as we ate!

Linked Up:  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Linky Party, It's Playtime, Thrifty Thursday, Thematic Thursday, Enchanted Thursdays, Homeschooling on the Cheap, For the Kids Friday, Fun Frugal Friday, Weekly Kid's Co-op


  1. Great job! These look really great!

  2. These are great ideas. I need to work on creativity in the kitchen myself.

  3. I'm sure the kids loved that meal!

  4. These are so adorable and they got the most views on last week's Dr. Seuss Thematic Thursday at Feel free to grab the Featured button off my sidebar. Thanks for participating and please come again. This week is Anything Goes, so feel free to link anything up!