The Cat’s Hat Bread

We have a nice collection of Dr. Seuss books, the latest addition being The Sleep Book. My 3 year old was giving us some terrible tantrums when it came time for lights out.. so my genius husband ordered this from amazon. Let me tell you, this book is magical. My son is in bed, lights out, at 8pm every night this week. Why? Because he wants his biggel ball to plop into the cup of the Audio-o-Telly-o-Tally-o Count machine, you know, the one that counts how many people fall asleep each night. LOVE IT. Thank you Dr. Seuss!

Well, I felt it was time to make some more bread art, and since I am reading Dr. Seuss every day, naturally the first thing that came to mind was the red and white hat.

Slice Loaf of The Cats Hat Bread

When this bread finished baking, the sun had already set, which makes for poor photography. Sooooo, we went ahead and helped ourselves and ate more than half the loaf. Nothing beats fresh bread. (To make sure it stays fresh and soft, seal it in a ziploc bag.) The next morning, I got out the camera and took photos of what I had left. Unfortunately, I think we ate the good looking half. These pieces seemed more distorted, probably due to the uneven cocoa dough laid on top of the hat.

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Nice Lime Ice (Hold the Mice!)

Nice Lime Ice Beverage You can learn about ice. You can learn about mice.
Mice on ice. And ice on mice…
Nice ice for sale. Ten cents a pail.

From I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
Pail of Nice Lime Ice, Dr. Seuss inspired Nice Lime Ice Beverage Pail of Nice Lime Ice, Dr. Seuss inspired
If you saw my last post about Blueberry Bumplings, you know we have been making wonderful concoctions in the kitchen from the The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook, all recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss books. Nice lime ice is a really great recipe that I wanted to share because it was fun to make and its pretty versatile. The kids loved the ice pail tower (my son ate them right off the toothpicks). This recipe would make yummy popsicles just use in popsicle molds.

Everyone can enjoy this ice in sparkling mineral water with slices of lime. The ice provides non-stop limeade power… so as you drink toward the bottom your beverage gets a little sweeter. When your drink gets low, just refresh with more sparkling water. I drank 3 glasses during dinner before needing to refresh my ice! Adults could spike the drink to make a lime spritzer.

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Recipe: Nice Lime Ice (Hold the Mice!)

Summary: Adapted from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Geogeanne Brennan


  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (about 7)


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and salt. Bring to Boil over medium heat, stir often. Boil until sugar has dissolved and light syrup has formed (about 2 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat and let cool, refrigerate covered until chilled.
  3. Combine syrup with lime juice in a pitcher, stir well.
  4. Pur into ice cube trays and freeze for about 45 minutes. Then stick in toothpicks (if desired). Freeze for 4 hours more.
  5. Make the towers by sticking the cubes together using the toothpicks.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 hour(s) freezing

Number of servings (yield): 72 ice cubes

Blueberry Bumplings

Dr. Seuss inspired... Blueberry Bumplings
Donuts, dumplings, blueberry bumplings, chocolate mush-mush, super sweet.
Clam stew, ham stew, watermelon wush wush, Oh, the stuff that I could eat!

From The Cat in the Hat Songbook

Start your day the Dr. Seuss way! All you little ducklings, have some blueberry bumplings, for breakfast or snack, to give you that perfect quack. I checked out the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook from the library and we had a great time testing out some of the recipes. If you haven’t heard of this cookbook, its a perfect one for cooking with kids and all the recipes are based on a Dr. Seuss excerpt.
Blueberry Bumplings cut outs Dr. Seuss inspired... Blueberry Bumplings Dr. Seuss inspired... Blueberry Bumplings
Blueberry Bumplings is probably our favorite recipe in the book, its become a staple in our home. We like to make them for our weekend breakfast. They taste similar to scones and are very airy and they are the best when the blueberries are still warm and gooey. One change I made, and would recommend: triple the amount of blueberries. The original calls for only 1/2 cup. We use 1 1/2 cups because the blueberries are the best part and we want at least one in every bite.

Recipe: Blueberry Bumplings

Summary: Adapted from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add butter and mix with fingertips until crumbly.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk egg and half-and-half. Quickly pour into the dry mixture and stir to combine, but don’t overwork. Then stir in your blueberries.
  5. Now you can either just lump them by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheets, or cut them into shapes. To do the shapes: lay the dough between 2 wax paper sheets ( I used flour on top the wax paper to help from sticking). pat down to about 1/2 inch thick. Remove top wax paper and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  6. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until golden on top.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

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