Easter Eggs 2018

It’s the day before Easter! And in the Ortiz house that means…cleaning! (The Easter bunny doesn’t deliver to a dirty house) and egg dying!

I finally have a fool proof way to cook hard boiled eggs! Last year (or was it the year before?) I tried baking the eggs in muffin tins, and found out (after we had colored all the eggs) that they weren’t cooked all the way through. 😒 so many wasted eggs! Since then I’ve gotten an Instapot and it is the BEST way to cook hard boiled eggs. 7 minutes on manual and then quick release and a cold bath for the eggs! Super fast and perfect every time!

This year we tried three different methods to color eggs. I tried some food coloring in rice and had the boys shake the eggs in the colored rice.

they didn’t really enjoy shaking the eggs and while they did come out speckled, they were pretty pale.

We also did the traditional egg dropped in food coloring, vinegar, and water. I bought an egg kit, but it didn’t have food coloring tablets in it, so I improvised with what I had on hand. We only put 1 egg in each color for those, because we are impatient and colored all the eggs with other methods before the first batch was dark enough. 🀣and purple still didn’t turn out! It looks brown. 🀣

The kit I got was the pearl/shimmery colored egg kit. TJ asked for glitter, but we eat our eggs, and I didn’t think there’s would be any way to peel the eggs with out getting glitter all over them. I don’t want to eat glitter, so I found the next best thing. This kit had liquid dye packets that you pour over the egg in a little bag and smear around the egg with the bag.

They turned out pretty, and didn’t take as long as the traditional method.

There was no down time between batches this year. Usually I have to find an activity to keep the boys busy while we wait for the eggs to get dark enough in the cup of dye. It was a quick egg coloring session!

I still bear the evidence of our activity…why do I never think to put on gloves before it’s too late? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

They had fun and that’s all that matters! πŸ’œ

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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