Monday, April 10, 2006

Easter Huevos!

Last night, we decided that the time had come for Sarah to partake in a tradition vital to a complete childhood - Easter egg dying! Sure, it's a bit early, but by doing it a week ahead of time, we've given ourselves the excuse to do it a few more times - plus, the opportunity to feel the effects of salmonella first hand.

After draping every exposed surface in the house with newspaper, we cracked open a 99¢ package of PAAS egg dyes, poured some 99¢ vinegar into some bowls and began the tranformation of our 99¢ dozen of eggs.

Behold the pouring of the vinegar - this was Sarah's favorite part. She'd been carrying the jug around the house begging me to open it all afternoon.

A moment of silence before the coloring of the ovum. This is serious business. It shouldn't be rushed into haphazardly.

Once the coloring began, Sarah tossed (that should read: threw at a high speed from a great distance) one egg into each bowl.

Here I am demonstrating the gentle placement of an egg into the dye. Lola is in the background preparing to demonstrate her egg eating skills a la Cool Hand Luke.

Sarah quickly realized that this was not the most efficient way to dye them all yellow - the only color worthy of such an event. So, she plucked all of the eggs out of the inferior colors and crammed them into the gorgeous yellow dye.

Somehow, during this process, a few cracks appeared on most of the eggs. A true mystery! We're getting the Failure Analyst on this problem right away.

This didn't really bother us. The eggs were still perfect (maybe not quite yellow enough, but still passable).

Who says fun is expensive? For $2.97, an entire family was entertained and fed. Plus, we're all still carrying the slight scent of vinegar. You can't beat that.


At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely Easter Eggs! It is the
most FUN thing to do. I can't
wait till Friday. We get to do
ours! We may do about 4 dozen.
They make great traveling food.
Vinegar and Hard boiled eggs..eeww

At 11:59 AM, Blogger J Fife said...

REJ - Dying Easter eggs is one of my favorite things to do, too. Easter is a great holiday! Four dozen? Yikes! You could have egg salad for a month. I'm ready to travel with or without an egg!


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