Friday, April 2, 2010
From Easter Eggs to Dill Eggs
My children were unbearably excited to dip Easter eggs. I didn't allow the tablets to dissolve long enough and when I put lemon juice in the make "more vivid" colors, it foamed and seemed to leave streaks in the dye. The children did not notice, and I still think the eggs are pretty. The plan was to color on the eggs with markers and put stickers on them, but we got distracted by Ben's high fever (for four days now) and subsequent ear infection.
Our egg session was rushed and unimaginative (grabbed a box of dye at the pharmacy for $2). Do you have any inspiration for coloring eggs for next year? A cool technique or something especially gratifying for children? Or maybe I should just take my time. . .
Pre-Easter, I've already starting turning the eggs into dilled eggs. Remember the purple eggs? Here's another marinade: leftover pickle juice. Just plop the hardboiled eggs in there - for at least 24 hours, the longer the better. Then use them to make a fantastic egg salad.