With Easter coming up, we should talk about egg decorating...
As a kid, I always liked hunting the brightly colored eggs hidden for me and my sisters. When we got older, Mom taught us to decorate eggs, but being typical teens, our interest waned.
Instead of decorating eggs, hiding eggs, and enjoying the old fashioned fun...we all became more interested in dating, going out to eat, me chasing the girls and my sisters being chased by the boys.
At that age, you start to lose the love of the magic moments young children seem to appreciate. The only times you find that magic again is when, as a parent with your own children, you get the opportunity to once again grab a bit of that wild eyed wonder! Of course, you get another chance with the grand kids after your brood is grown and married.
So anyway, just in case you want to have a little fun with the kids, the grand kids, or even by yourself...take some time and try decorating an egg or two, and see if maybe...just maybe, a little of the old magic comers back.
Hey, it's worth a try, right?
Here are a couple of creative ways to dye Easter eggs.
Save brown onion skins. Wrap raw eggs in the dry skins, then tie on a layer of cheesecloth to secure them. Hard-boil, let the eggs cool, and then unwrap for a beautiful, marbled, golden design!
Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs
Create uniquely interesting eggs with a tie-dyed look that uses simple rubber bands or strips of cloth. See how to tie-dye your eggs.
To reduce cracking, remove eggs from the refrigerator about a half hour before boiling and, using a needle or pushpin, puncture the shell at the broad end.
Homemade Egg Dye Color Suggestions
Red: red onion skins, pomegranate juice
Blue: red cabbage
Yellow: yellow mustard, turmeric
Purple: grape juice, blueberries
Pink: cranberry juice, raspberries
Well, it's just a suggestion, but it might be something different and help pass the time in a constructive way while waiting for the thaw. Besides, we all love boiled eggs, right? Right!
Now...how about some fresh hot coffee, my friend?