Take a Break From Writing [Dr. Seuss Alert!!!]

As freelance writers, it is very easy to get caught up in our own busy worlds schedules. I am sure that you have, more than once, spent more than 10 hours without doing anything but work in front of your screen. While work is good, we also need to remind ourselves that there is more to life than sitting in front of a computer screen. A break every now and then is always a welcome thing.

If you have been working yourself hard this week, why don’t you consider treating yourself to a break this weekend? I do not know what it is that relaxes you, but if you are like me, cooking is one of the things that serve as therapy. I do hate the cleaning up that comes after, but the actual cooking AND eating more than makes up for it.

Now if you sprinkle a little silly dust into your cooking, wouldn’t that be more fun? Enter Dr. Seuss. ;)

For many of us, Dr. Seuss was an essential part of childhood. You probably have made Dr. Seuss mandatory reading for your kids – and I salute you for that! More than developing a love for words and reading, I think that Dr. Seuss taught us how to see the fun in little and silly things.

I am working on a project that is all about food – lucky me! – and I thought it would be cool to share it with you. The site is called Recipe Finder, and it is the largest recipe search engine that you can find today. I played around with it to see if I can find some Dr. Seuss recipes. Well, technically, they are not Dr. Seuss recipes, but they might very well be the real life versions of the things that delighted us as we were growing up.

Green Eggs and Ham With a Twist

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Every time one hears about Dr. Seuss, green eggs and ham always comes up. You might not be interested in the usual way of preparing/serving this (add some pesto or basil to the eggs), but here is another way you can present green eggs and ham. The recipe is named St. Patrick’s Day Emerald Eggs, and it doesn’t take too long to prepare. It’s also a perfect alternative for those who do not like scrambled eggs!

Pink Ink

Who hasn’t fallen in love with the Yink who likes to drink pink ink? I think that this is one of the few instances wherein I can say that I actually like pink! Now you can make your own pink ink, have fun, and feel refreshed while you are at it. Here’s a simple recipe for Strawberry Pink Lemonade.

Ingredients
1 pkt. (0.13 oz.) CRYSTAL LIGHT On The Go Pink Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
2 cups cold water
1/2 cup frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. BLEND all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. SERVE immediately over ice.

It doesn’t get much easier than that, doesn’t it? If you want something with a little kick to it, then I suggest the adult version of pink ink: Pink Lemonade Margarita.

Noodles for Poodles

Fusilli Pasta

Noodles for Poodles

I honestly am not sure what noodles poodles prefer. I’ve never had a poodle, so I wouldn’t know! However, it seems to me that fusilli (or any other corkscrew pasta) is the perfect kind of pasta for a Dr. Seuss cookathon.

What do you think about that image? Will those noodles make a poodle happy? One thing I am sure of: fusilli with smoked salmon is delicious!

Oh, and just to refresh your memory, the reference to noodles for poodles is from Fox in Socks. ;)

Pita Pockets With No Wocket

I was one of those kids who had imaginary friends, and maybe that’s why I totally loved “There’s Wocket in My Pocket”. I never saw wockets, but believe me, I wanted to! Now we can’t go around cooking wockets. That’s just not humane. We can’t cook pockets either, as that would probably taste awful. Here’s the next best thing – pita pockets!

One of my favorites: Beef Pita Pockets. They’re also very easy to make, so you won’t have to stress.

So what do you say? Shall we have a Dr. Seuss weekend?

Images and recipes, via Recipe Finder, from: Food.com and Betty Crocker

About

Noemi Twigg has been writing for Splashpress Media for several years. An English teacher by profession, she has a penchant for words and likes to play around with them. Having been bitten by the travel bug, she aims to discover more languages in the near future as she continues to do what she loves most - writing.

Comments

  1. Just this morning I took my 2 year old son to a Dr. Seuss book reading at the book store. He had so much fun (and so did I). Your green eggs and ham look pretty good.
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  2. I quite agree with you. Most of the time, we get caught up in this freelancing stuffs, with less time for our family. It’s not supposed to be that way, we need time out. I like your recommendation. Thanks.
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