Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's National Read Across America Day!

The Chaos household is full of big book fans. The walls in nearly every room of our house are lined with shelves of various sizes, all overflowing with books. So of course we can't let Read Across America day go by without notice!

Green Eggs and Ham is Beaker's very favorite book right now. He loves to curl up together on the couch to read with me, and he almost has this one memorized now. I don't know whether it's because he likes the rhythm of the rhymes, or if because NO is pretty much his favorite word, but either way he dearly loves this story. And I am happy to read it with him!

Green Eggs and Ham is about Sam-I-Am and his unnamed friend, and how sometimes even if you're absolutely certain you won't like something you should give it a try, because you just might be surprised.

To celebrate Read Across America day, and the anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest authors, I made Beaker a special lunch based on his very favorite book. Of course, it needed to be made safe for his allergies. This lunch is completely dairy, egg, soy, wheat/gluten, nut, peanut, and garlic free.

This pair of green eggs are actually egg free - and free of dairy and soy, too! They are made with plain coconut milk yogurt and an avocado, which makes a pretty tasty Beaker-safe guacamole when mixed together. Perfect for dipping carrot slices!

Curls of ham (peppered Canadian bacon, actually) rest on a bed of mixed greens.

Sam's stubborn friend is sketched with food safe dye on slightly crisped corn tortillas, great for smearing with that guacamole. Tucked into the side is a handful of diced sweet red bell pepper.

To round out the lunch, he has some green grapes and peeled Cutie orange segments, and also a scoop of delicious Enjoy Life allergy safe chocolate mini chips.

So what is your favorite book?

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  1. This is awesome I love your eggless eggs and sam I ams friend

  2. Beautiful lunch! Sam looks amazing!

  3. Looks fantastic! I love your coconut yoghurt 'eggs' - very clever! And the detail on Sam's friend is brilliant!!


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