In the minds and hearts of children, the real egg cannot compete with the thrill of finding and opening its synthetic plastic impersonator only to reveal a sugary treat. However, I refuse to let another year go by without giving the Egg its rightful purpose in life. This year I want to make deviled eggs or egg salad or something delicious from the beautifully dyed Easter eggs that are left to rot after the hunt is finished. However, I am not going to eat eggs dyed in toxic waste or whatever is in the junk from the store. So, I just found this lovely egg article with directions for dying eggs with foods like beets, coffee, spinach, etc. I had to pass this along before the weekend when we, parents, role up our sleeves and dye dozens of eggs. My kids typically lose interest after a couple of eggs so this is our chance to play and get creative!
Happy egg hunting!