I can’t imagine this time of year without eggs. Even though I no longer celebrate Easter per se, I still appreciate the symbolism of new life, renewal, the cycles of nature and so on that eggs have come to symbolize.
And they taste good. Scrambled egg sandwiches have always been a favorite. Who, save the allergic, doesn’t like the peanut butter filled chocolate kind?
Ideas for using those leftover hard boiled eggs is low-hanging fruit for most cooks…tuna, chicken or ham salad on a nice, crusty french bread is a no-brainer, right along with deviled eggs, Cesar salad, or shred them up into a rice based casserole for extra protein and flavor.
Before you deal with leftovers, you gotta cook the things in the first place. This weekend, that usually means boiling then decorating them. Was thinking about trying natural egg coloring, but once again caved to the puppy face from the youngling who wanted the glittery color kit from the store. Yeah, I’m a sucker for glitter.
Although any recipe from a CHEMISTRY related web post can’t be all bad, right? Check this out: http://chemistry.about.com/od/holidayhowtos/a/eastereggdyes.htm
Not all eggs are for eating. Back in the late 80s, I lived in a town with a fairly large Ukrankian community. One year they offered an afternoon class in making those amazing, beautiful, intricate eggs. Needless to say, mine didn’t look anything but egg shaped. Here is a web post I found about another kind of awesome egg.
April is also Earth Day. Combining Easter and Earth Day is a natural. Here is a link to one of my favorite blogs for practical eco-friendly strategies of all kinds! http://ecowomen.net/2014/04/14/ideas-for-an-easy-eco-easter-basket/#more-10175