Green Eggs and Ham – an unmitigated disaster.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring children’s books under the pen name Dr Seuss.

Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss’s “Beginner Books”, written in a very simple vocabulary for beginning readers. The vocabulary of the text consists of just 50 different words and was the result of a bet. It was published on August 12, 1960. By 2001, it had became the fourth-best selling English-language children’s hardcover book of all time.

I share all this as this morning I experienced green eggs and ham for breakfast for the very first time.

Thinking I would start the week on a positive note I announced that I would cook bacon and eggs for breakfast, a real treat considering the usual panic getting out of the house by 6 in the morning. Such time constraints make it impossible for a girl to finish her pot of tea.


The kitchen was found to be in a state following the previous evenings meal so I pressed on putting away all the dry utensils. Unfortunately, not all of said implements had been washed properly so this led to another task before the cracking of eggs could eventuate.

Staying calm I continued to think positive thoughts and planned to serve a Spanish Omelette using fresh herbs from the garden and silver beet. Do you think I could find the plastic mixing bowls? Or the electric beater? Why do we have two cupboards full of empty ice cream containers? Where is the cornflour hiding?

Whilst the bacon is cooking the rearrangement of the pantry commences. Why have I found a carton with a Use By date of 2015?

With all this tidying taking place the oven looks like it could do with a clean, so I spray the glass door with the recently purchased product from the supermarket despite all my previous raging against chemicals.


Green eggs and ham just doesn’t live up to expectations! When breakfast out at a local Cafe is next offered I will not be so stupid as to decline.



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