Today was all about the eggs.
We dyed them.
The kids went old school – food coloring with vinegar, crayon resist, rubber bands, and polka dot stickers.
Now we have this, multiplied by 3.
They were just as enthusiastic today as they were back when they were cute. (2007)
We also ate eggs.
Until today I never made deviled eggs. I’ve never been fan and I can only attribute it to the mayonnaise. I don’t like it, my husband doesn’t like it, the kids don’t like it. BUT, we do like hard-boiled eggs and now that we have 3 dozen colored ones, I need some options. I saw a recipe for bacon and cheddar deviled eggs, and a little light bulb went off. Maybe I could replace the mayo with plain greek yogurt? Or maybe cream cheese? I mixed the yolks with cream cheese, chopped bacon grated cheddar, salt and pepper. They were a big hit. I see them again in our future. Most likely multiple times this week.
We also made nests for eggs.
Here is a brownie and frosting version.
And a rice krispie version. (Chex and pretzels added for nest-like texture.)
Now, late into the evening, this Easter Mommy stuffed the eggs.
Tomorrow we hide. We hunt. We eat. All in celebration of new life.
And speaking of eggs, and life, I will leave you with one last thought on the topic. We were debating “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” My dear and rather serious 10-year-old defended the chicken theory “God put chickens on Earth and then they laid eggs.” So, we quickly questioned “How do you know God didn’t put eggs on the Earth and they hatched into chickens?” With an evident duh tone in her voice she answered “God’s a mammal, and a male. He can’t lay eggs.” So there you have it folks. Mystery solved.
Have a wonderful day and may there be an abundance of your favorite jellybeans.