Green Eggs

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel
March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991

I think Dr. Seuss (and Sam) would have loved these Green Eggs.

Shelly's Pesto Deviled Eggs

5 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Tablespoon Fage Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Pesto Sauce (Homemade or Storebought)
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Toasted Pine Nuts for garnish

Hard cook eggs. Cool. Cut in half. Remove yolks and mash with above ingredients. Spoon back. You can use one of these gadgets to make them puuurty but I only get that fancy at the holidays (or when Martha Stewart from time to time demon possesses my body.) Garnish with toasted pine nuts.

Shelly's Homemade Pesto

About 1 1/2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves, loosely packed, stemmed
1/4 cup Toasted Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves Garlic
2 Tablespoons Good Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Toast the pine nuts in a hot dry pan for about 2-3 minutes. Don't leave them. Set aside till cool. Put the basil, toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a mini food processor and whiz till a paste forms. Add olive oil. Whiz till combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Whiz again. Refrigerate and use within three days or freeze.

Be sure to try last year's celebratory Green Eggs & Ham too.

My Favorite Seuss-isms:

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." (The Lorax)

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

~Dr. Seuss