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Easter!

It seems like no matter how long of a break I take from blogging, I always manage to find my way back around Easter time 🙂  I guess I’m inspired by Springtime and new beginnings.  We had a quiet Easter this year, but it was a good one.  We’ve been frantically rearranging the house, purging and making room for the boys.  We’ve spent the last few weeks glued to the garage sale and auction sites trying to find everything we need for their arrival.  Our friends and family have been on the lookout for us as well.  They have been so helpful and supportive and everyone is taking part in getting ready for these little guys. We’ve worried, and stressed and talked endlessly about how our life will change, how KB will do with brothers, and how we can be the best parents EVER for this munchkins.  But this past weekend, we took a little bit of a break. Saturday we had my brother and his wonderful crew over for dinner.  Sunday, we put our feet up. We took our time finding the little treasures left by the Easter Bunny.  We had an egg hunt and played at the park with friends.  We enjoyed an awesome meal at a friend’s house. We laughed, A LOT! Everything was simple, easy, and nice.

Our resolution this year is to appreciate… people, events, actions, LIFE. And that’s exactly what we did.

Now, you all know, I love Easter eggs, so I thought I would share with you a little happiness and colour in the form of the Easter eggs KB and I made for Sunday dinner. We used them for some delicious devilled eggs (with bacon, YUM!). I just loved the reaction on KB’s face every time she peeled off a piece of shell. They were very simple to make.

Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs

Step 1: Hard boil the eggs.
Step 2: When they are done, remove them from the water and gently crack them. We used a spoon to create little cracks all over the egg. Be careful not to make the cracks too close together, as these tend to look better when there is some white space between the colour.
Step 3: Choose the colours. I used Wilton gel colours because I wanted to make sure they would be edible. KB chose her colours and then I added a small amount (about an 1/8th of a tsp) to a ziplock baggy. Then we filled the baggies, about 1/3 of the way, with water, and added 2 eggs to each one. If the colour doesn’t look intense enough for you, just add some more. If the eggs aren’t covered enough with water, then just fill the bag more.

This is how we stored our eggs overnight.
This is how we stored our eggs overnight.

Step 4: Store the eggs in the fridge over night (or at least for several hours, if you are doing this in the morning). In the morning remove the eggs from the liquid. The Wilton colours worked so well, we could have just left them in their shells!

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Step 5: Gently peel the shells off of the eggs. This was the exciting part!!! As you can see, some eggs came out with really crisp, clean colour and for some the colours blurred a little. Either way, they look so cool 🙂

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The shells were beautiful as well, on the inside: IMG_5294

Step 6 (If you choose to): We cut them in half and made devilled eggs with them! My secret for yummy devilled eggs is to add bacon! Just chop up the cooked bacon and mix it in with the yokes and other yummy things you choose (like a little paleo mayo, onion, curry powder and paprika!) IMG_5307

I think we will be making these again for Halloween. How cool would they be with black ‘spider webs’ all over them, or red ‘bloodshot’ eyeballs?!!!

Hope you all had a great Easter weekend to! Thanks for reading, and as always, if you have any questions, let me know 🙂

I’m Happy, I’m Healthy, I’m bright pink, purple, blue, yellow and green! Take care:)

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