… Easter Eggs?
It was an annual event at our house. My mom would boil the eggs (my brother and I weren’t allowed to) and then we’d get one of those dipping packages from the store to make our eggs. I remember that they came with a little metallic egg holder so that you could dig them into this warm pan of colouring and basically you’d end up with one end coloured one colour and the other another colour. There was a science lesson in there when the two colours collided in the middle.
We made quite a few of these in a sitting and, fortunately, my dad liked eating hard boiled eggs. Nobody else in the family did, although bizarrely we liked egg salad sandwiches. Go figure.
But the real highlight was going through the house looking for hidden chocolate eggs. Hopefully, you remember the types – nicely wrapped in very thin brightly coloured tin foil. There always one big chocolate rabbit or chicken for my brother and I. It happened every year and then it was off to Sunday church service on a sugar high.
There did come a time when we stopped making the hard boiled eggs and went straight to the chocolate. At recent trips to Sobey, Walmart, and the dollar store, it was impossible to find egg dipping kits. (I’ll confess to not looking at all hard). My wife, this year, found a “recipe” on Facebook that involved vinegar, Cool Whip, and food colouring. But Cool Whip isn’t the only solution – on Channel 4 from Detroit last week, there was story about using shaving cream instead. Their advice was to use the real shaving cream instead of “shaving cream gel”. Their advice, not mine. Either way, the results are psychodelic coloured eggs. Cute, but I see a lot of egg peeling and eating in my future. We’re branching out in a new direction around here this year hiding coins in plastic eggs in addition to the chocolate (advice from a friend)
Around here, if you’re not into any of the above, there are community based egg hunting events, including one for dogs that only costs $10. (Would he even know?)
For a Sunday, what are your thoughts about Easter Eggs?
- Do you celebrate Easter?
- If you don’t celebrate Easter, do you celebrate the sugary part of it?
- What kind of egg dying memories do you have?
- Do you still do the traditional egg or do you go straight to the chocolate?
- White chocolate or milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
- Do you have rules about how high from the floor or in what rooms the eggs are hidden?
- How do you explain how the Easter bunny got into your house? The same way Santa did?
- Have you ever hidden chocolate eggs for an Easter egg hunt only to find them days later ungathered?
- How many times did my computer identify “colour” as a spelling mistake?
Do ahead and have some fun with this. I’d love to read your responses.