Monday, February 25, 2013

Green Eggs And Ham

I would not eat them in a house, I would not eat them with a mouse, I would not eat them here or there, I would not eat them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am.
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

We all know the story...Sam's friend will not try, Sam is persistent going through rain, riding on trains, traveling with goats on boats. In the end, trying is its reward

Dr. Seuss has long been a wise sage spreading confidence and urging adventures in imaginative and daring ways.  And coming up in just 5 days we celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.  March 2, 1904 was Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday. My son just happens to share his birthday and we have a long held tradition of eating green eggs and ham as a kick off to a new adventurous year.    

This year I set a goal to 'Do Bold Things.' I'm off to a decent start but as anyone knows who has tackled a goal there are times of discouragement, self doubt, even despair. So in hopes of bouying your spirits and your confidence (and a bit of my own) I share some of my favorite Dr. Seuss  Quotes:

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! 


“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!”
Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 


“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!  


“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
Dr. Seuss 


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax  


So tell me...what is 'your green eggs & ham' today?


Get out there try something new, Do something bold, do something true. Be good and be kind, pick yourself up if you fall, for you are the one that is you so stand tall.  And in the words of Dr. Seuss..I meant what I said, I said what I meant (paraphrase) So go out and do it 100%!

And while you are out there...go check out the rest of the Inspired Plate's food photography blircle.  Starting with the fabulous Jen Olson | Localette | San Luis Obispo, CA Food Photographer   and her take on this month's theme--Eggs.




Kimma said...

I love your green eggs and ham tradition! :) Great quotes - Dr. Seuss is my fave.

Laurie V said...

Kat, you are SO creative and always leave me feeling energized as a school mom. Oh the possibilities! Thank you so much for starting my rounds with those lovely Dr. Seuss rhymes.. it totally made me smile! Love your photos and the story behind them!! xo

Sharon said...

Hhm? I'm thinking I should start a "green eggs & ham" tradition. Love the pictures. Amelia said it looked yummy :)

Tiffany | Peanut Blossom said...

Oh Kat, I could not possibly love this any more than I already do. FANTASTIC interpretation of the challenge and I love your annual tradition. I think I might have to try this idea this week since they're doing Dr. Seuss week at school for my kindergartener. Lovely shots!!!

Jen Olson | Localette said...

Your post made me so happy!!! I don't know why we only dye eggs during Easter..what a fun concept to encourage my son to eat them!! You're so fun and creative!

Jennifer Grant said...

Do bold things is the PERFECT goal for the year! I love it! How fun to celebrate the start of an adventurous year with Dr. Seuss-and what a great way to get kids involved!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Your pictures are perfect, that really is so.
The green is so fun and your eggs, they almost glow.
The styling is beautiful and the lighting just right, but the quotes have my heart, I'll remember them tonight.

Ok... I couldn't think of anything else to rhyme with "right"! We adore Dr. Seuss. Liv did a project on him when she was in third grade, and to this day his is her favorite author. Have you read Matilda or The Witches? She loved both of those!
Great post Kat!

Allison Jacobs said...

Oh my gosh, Kat, this is SO cute!!! I love the styled Dr. Seuss photo at the end with the carrots, book, and striped mug!

Jayme F said...

I love your take on eggs. This totally made my day, and encouraged me to do bold things!

Stacey said...

I didn't get a chance to see last month's - I love your post! Awesome images and love the green eggs and ham!!