06 March 2012

Dr. Seuss Snacks

Is it totally inappropriate to serve 7-year-olds smoothies in shot glasses?

Don't answer that, too late. I already did.

Last Friday was Dr. Seuss' birthday.  I know, this post is late. But I had an excuse. Plus, I made it, I served it, and it deserved to be posted. Dr. Seuss is good anytime, not just on March 2nd. (Please agree with me. Or pretend that you do?)

I thought about trying to rhyme this post like Hayley did. But, unlike Hayley who says she can't rhyme but totally can, I really can't. Ask me to find something that rhymes with "dog" and I'll start out okay (log, jog, fog...) but then resort to using made-up words like tog or wog or zog just to make it fit my theme.

But I guess, for Dr. Seuss, that might work?


I've always loved Dr. Seuss books. I think The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham are my favorites. You all know how much I love to read. I bake, eat, breathe, and read. Pretty much in that order.

Now that Jordan is in the first grade, reading is part of her life. I'll never forget last year when she brought home her first reader and actually could read it to me. Sure, it had like, five words, but still. She could read!

I've always looked forward to that time when my daughter and I could curl up on the couch, me with the latest John Grisham novel and her with Little House on the Prairie and we could read, silent side by side. Harmonious, while angels would sing and unicorns would fly around our backyard.

And well, then Jordan was born. And it was (and is) painfully apparent that that scenario will rarely happen. Reading is "boring" and not active enough. I mean, you can't bounce on the trampoline, swing like a monkey from the pull-up bar, eat a snack, and watch Good Luck Charlie while reading a Magic Treehouse book, now can you?

However, she loves Dr. Seuss. She's finally gotten to the point in her reading skills that she can (and wants) to read them. She laughs over the rhymes and even does voices for the characters. "Would you COULD you in a car?"

Honestly, I don't think I would like green eggs. Um, can you say rotten? But these green eggs? These I could eat by the fistful.

The idea for these green eggs and ham came from The Girl Who Ate Everything. I saw her cute green eggs and ham on Pinterest. I did mine a little differently. Can you guess what my eggs are made of ? I bet it's not to hard to guess, if you've been reading this blog for any length of time.

Mini Nutter Butters! I know, I know. For some strange reason, you cannot get Nutter Butters in Canada. Come on Canada, get with the program. Your people deserve Nutter Butters! If you can't find this delectable cookie, use mini Oreos.

The Cat in the Hat Smoothie is a play off of something I found on the Betty Crocker website. A layered strawberry milkshake. Instead of ice cream, I used Cool Whip. But if your kid is like mine and can't stand whipped cream (um, if I didn't have absolute proof she was my daughter I would think the doctor messed up during embryo transfer), you can use ice cream.

And there you have it. The worlds tastiest Green Eggs and Ham and a cat smoothie, not to be confused with a smoothie made with a cat. (Ew.)

Green Eggs and Ham & Cat in the Hat Smoothie

by Crazy for Crust
Inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything and Betty Crocker
    For the Green Eggs and Ham
    • Mini Nutter Butters (or Oreos)
    • Vanilla Almond Bark
    • Mini green M&Ms
    • Pretzel sticks
    For The Cat in the Hat Smoothie
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
    • Apple juice, as much as needed to blend the frozen strawberries
    • 1 cup Cool Whip
    • Splash of milk to thin the Cool Whip
    For the Green Eggs and Ham
    1. Melt the Vanilla Almond Bark according to package directions, adding a teaspoon or two of vegetable oil to thin it if it's too thick. Dip your cookies in the melted candy, tapping to remove excess. Place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Top with a mini green M&M and chill to harden. Serve with pretzel stick "ham".

    For The Cat in the Hat Smoothie
    1. Place strawberries in a blender. If you are using frozen strawberries, add enough apple juice so that they can be blended to a liquid. (If you are using fresh you may not need to add any juice.)
    2. Mix the Cool Whip with a dash of milk to thin, so that it is slightly pour-able.
    3. Layer the Cool Whip with the blended strawberries in a 2 ounce shot glass, white on the bottom. (Makes about 4.)
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    At March 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

    This is so cute--just perfect for kiddos. Or you know, ME.

    At March 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

    What a fun idea! I love those stripey smoothies. Can we still be friends if I tell you I have never had a Nutter Butter?

    At March 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    LOL, I hear you. :)

    At March 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Laura McNamara said...

    I saw something lie this on pinterest and i LOVED it. SOooo cute and I am sure kiddies love it.

    At March 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very cute idea!

    At March 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

    Cute! Love the shot glass- start them young :)

    At March 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Darling post, Dorothy! What fun ideas!

    At March 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

    Those are some cute treats. I may be the only person in the world who thinks this, but I don't like Dr. Seuss. Never have, and probably never will. However, I'm all about kids reading :) and I'd never (ever) turn down a Nutter Butter.

    At March 7, 2012 at 3:10 AM , Blogger rebecca @ beurrista said...

    adorable! your kids must love it.

    At March 7, 2012 at 4:41 AM , Blogger AndiWinslow said...

    This is a big "like" cute post with fun things for the kids andi

    At March 7, 2012 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Abby said...

    This is so cute! You are such a creative mom.

    At March 7, 2012 at 5:36 AM , Anonymous Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

    Firstly, there is no wrong time for a Dr Seuss treat. Secondly, shot glasses are the perfect size for kids, just make sure you save the "good" shots for yourself, or for them just before bed time. Thirdly, thank you, us Canadians so need nutter butters, our butts will thank you, or not. And lastly, so cute, I think I need to remember this for next year.

    At March 7, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

    I agree with Sue, above ^! Never a wrong time for Dr. Seuss. When my grandma was still alive she'd always cook me up scrambled green eggs and it is still one of my fondest childhood memories. However, I love your adaptation with Nutter Butters. Peanut butter cookies are protein too, right?! Right! And the striped smoothies are awesome!! Though I'm still not sure how I feel about your daughter not liking whipped cream. You're SURE she's human, right?? I kid. That's probably how people think of me when they realize I don't like chocolate too much, either. All good in the hood!

    At March 7, 2012 at 7:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very cute and creative. The shot glasses are just the right size for little hands (like those little Kraft cheese glasses). I'm sure she loved it. As for the "not liking whipped cream", tastes change as you mature.
    Mom :}

    At March 7, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Blogger MrsFoxsSweets said...

    This is just TOO COOL! LOVE IT!

    At March 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Trish - Sweetology101 said...

    are you the coolest mom EVER! Do you wear a badge that says that?? if not you SHOULD

    At March 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Sue said...

    What fun treats! I especially love how you did the smoothie:) Yep, Dr. Seuss is great for ANY day of the year! I bet you will be sitting side by side with your daughter reading one of these days...you just wait:)

    At March 7, 2012 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

    That is adorable and good for anytime of year!!!! Cool mom, yes!!!

    (I have to agree with your daughter though...cool whip is better:-)

    At March 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thanks Trish. Maybe I should make us all buttons? We could wear them proudly and embarrass our kids. ;)

    At March 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Protein yes sir! It says so right on the jar. And I often wonder if she's human - what kid doesn't like whipped cream???? :)

    At March 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...


    At March 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thanks Jacqueline. :)

    At March 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thanks! :)

    At March 8, 2012 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

    CUTE!!! Just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...would LOVE for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_08.html

    At March 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM , Blogger Mama Jodi said...

    Really clever ideas. Love the visual pop of it all too.

    At March 9, 2012 at 5:20 AM , Blogger Run DMT said...

    I made Green Eggs and Ham last week too!


    I wish I was as clever as you and made the layered strawberry milkshake or yogurt parfait. Totally pinning this idea! You are genius!!! xox

    I host a foodie meme called Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and share your Dr. Seuss treats. I hope to see you in the ring!


    At March 9, 2012 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

    Dorothy - I Love this! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Friday!

    At March 9, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    I totally did! :) Thanks for hosting!

    At March 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

    Leave it to you to do something this adorable and awesome!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

    At March 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Jenny Melrose said...

    The smoothies looked delicious. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family. I can't wait to see what you share next week.

    At March 9, 2012 at 10:06 PM , Blogger http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

    super duper cute.

    At March 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

    Sooo much fun! Just pinned this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    At March 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger amy and jesse hudson said...

    I am so glad you linked this up to y Drab to Fab party!! Wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week!
    This week's party is up, so I'd love to see more of your great stuff!


    Have a great one!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

    At July 22, 2012 at 8:19 AM , Anonymous skull shot glass said...

    adorable! your kids must love it.

    At July 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Yes, she did! Thanks so much!


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