Sunday, March 31, 2013

1st easter

I've felt a bit guilty over the past year for not making each event a grandiose budget busting newspaper worthy affair. But when i stop and think logically about it i feel better in the end, after all she wont remember most of these days and most of the money + time spent would be for us.

Today will be no different.

When i was a kid and had my first Easter with my adoptive mother i remember waking up to a big basket of toys and goodies at the foot of the bed. Even though she probably wont remember it i want to have a similar experience to me so I bought her first Easter basket and filled it with a few 1 year old friendly items.

For eggs i just used vinegar and red cabbage which i then boiled and placed in the refrigerator overnight so the color would set then deepen.

I was going to use turmeric as well for some yellow ones but i only had so much time on my hands. 

Anyways if your interested in giving it a try the basic instructions are below:

Cut up some red cabbage, i used half a head and sliced it into smaller pieces so the color would really seep out quickly.

Add your eggs to room temp. water, a 1 year old can only eat so many so i used four. 

Then 2-3 tbsp of white vinegar and 1 quart of water, or slightly more if you have a lot of cabbage.

Add the cabbage then turn on he heat til it boils. Let it boil for 10 minutes then turn it off, let it sit til cool. at this point transfer to the refrigerator overnight. In the morning you will have nice blue eggs waiting for you're L.O. to eat, hunt, and enjoy however he/she sees fit. Just be sure to let air dry as the color can be wiped off until it is dry, you can also use a hairdryer on low (or no if you have the option) heat.

Happy Easter!!!

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