Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!

The Lorax
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA.  He wrote so many wonderful stories for children (of all ages) using the name Dr. Seuss!  Dr. Seuss' inspiration for his stories came from Springfield! 

Every time I walk onto the grounds of the Springfield MuseumsThe Lorax greets me.  He stands seriously ...staring. 

At the opposite end of the grassy green, across from the G.W.V. Smith Museum, the gigantic bronze statues of Horton the Elephant, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 (to name a few) are within the area of the bronze statue of Dr. Seuss as he sits with The Cat in the Hat ... contemplating.  It is really cool to view!
Dr. Seuss with Cat in the Hat
Often I've thought of taking photos.  I never bring my camera.  However, on Monday afternoon after my Springfield History Docent lecture in the Museum of Springfield History, I ventured over to the Memorial Sculpture Garden and snapped photos.

Looking at the bronze statue of Sam-I-Am with Green Eggs and Ham reminded me of the Green Scrambled Eggs I served my sons for breakfast - so many years ago celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday!  They tasted ... like Scrambled Eggs, but they were green.  Normally, I do not add food coloring to anything, but that one day I did.  For years I've used Egg Whites + Whole Eggs when making Scrambled Eggs.  Two Egg Whites = 1 Whole Egg, when baking.     

Scrambled Eggs

For each Breakfast portion I use 1 whole Egg + 2 Eggs Whites.  (There is less cholesterol going on here.) 

  1. Place needed amount of Eggs + Egg Whites in bowl. 
  2. Add 2 Tablespoon Milk to the Egg Mixture in the bowl.  (I use Soy Milk.)
  3. Beat with fork. 
  4. I also add 2 cut up slices of American Cheese for that "Oh, so cheesy flavor." 
  5. Pour into skillet and stir over Medium Heat, until done. 
  6. Enjoy! 
The Quadrangle (Springfield Museums) is one of my fave places.  History and Art are so fascinating!  This is where I get my weekly, and sometimes more, dose of Culture!

Rolls Royce were made in Springfield, MA for a period of time.  Breck ShampooAbsorbine Jr., The Indian Moto(r)cycles,  and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary all have Springfield roots!  The Duryea Automobile and Good Housekeeping Magazine, too.  James Naismith invented the FuN sport of Basketball at Springfield College - the Basketball Hall of Fame is located here in Springfield.  :)  The list goes on ... and on!

It's FuN to think about and read Theodor Seuss Geisel's stories - especially this week!  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?  Mine is Green Eggs and Ham



Rita said...

Must be great fun to be living in your area; Danny de vito is bringing Dr Seuss back to the big screen.I love this recipe especially with a bit of cheese.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I love all of these books...Horton hears a who might be my favorite! ♥

JG said...

Rita- Local History is great and Dr. Seuss is FuN! The cheese- I always add it to Scrambled Eggs. :)

Lavender Dreamer- Another good read!


Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Springfield has such a nice history. Seeing those statues would bring a smile to my face if I lived there. The eggs sound good. I've done the green eggs :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

What fun! I really enjoyed your post today and join you in wishing Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Oh my, I would love to see all those wonderful sculptures for myself. Dr. Seuss is an important part of every childhood.

JG said...

Carol- They are cool & large!

Mary- Every year his b'day is celebrated at the Springfield Museums.

Cathy- It's so neat that his step-daughter, a sculptor, designed them.