Friday, March 4, 2011

Dr. Seuss Birthday Dinner

This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. His actual birthday was March 2. My boys' school held a week long celebration. I decided that the night of his actual birthday we should do something fun to celebrate. So our dinner centered around his books. I printed pictures off the computer and put them up on the wall by our table. I printed small copies of book covers for our cups (we each got a different book) and then printed off bigger copies for our chairs. I also printed up a menu (so we'd know what we were getting) and we had a great time talking and eating all things Dr. Seuss.

Here are 2 of the recipes from tonights feast (the other things we ate, didn't need a recipe)

Pink Yink Ink Drink
1/2 pint fresh blackberries
1C 1% milk (this is what we drink-use whatever milk you have)
6 fresh strawberries
1 tbsp sweetner or 1 tsp honey (I used the sweetner for the points-sweetner has 0 points)

Puree' blackberries
pour into glasses
put milk, strawberries, and honey/sweetner into a blender and blend.
strain mixture (completely optional-i did not do this)
pour strawberry mixture over top of blackberry mixture and enjoy!
*points value....1 per serving serves 4

Dr. Seuss's Sneetch Treats
(Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies)
8oz butter
1 1/2C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2C uncooked instant oatmeal
1/2C chopped walnuts
1C raisins
2 hershey bars, broken into squares
6 large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to butter mixture.
Add oatmeal, walnuts and raisins. Mix well.
Drop batter by tbsps onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly.
Bake 12 min until golden brown and firm. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Once cookies have cooled, toast marshmallow over open flame. Place chocolate on bottom of cookie and top with marshmallow and another cookies (basically making a s'more).

serves 6 at 24 points per s'more.....yeah I didn't eat one. But the batter was really good, I just had to sample it.The kids really had a great time with this. It was a lot of fun to come up with and I think i'll be doing something like this every year!!

1 comment:

MaryBeth said...

OMG..How darn cute is this idea, I bet the kids had a great time.

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