Yes, it's one of my very rare Saturday posts. I wanted to share this year's Easter egg tree! The neighbors had a broken tree in their yard, sitting out by the curb. We broke off a big branch and started from scratch.
I failed to make it to the store for any coloring kits, so we experimented with natural dyeing methods. The red and pink eggs were dyed with a red beet that was going bad in the fridge. (Oops.) I had a golden beet, too, but it failed to yield any decent color. You live you learn, right? The yellow eggs were dyed with turmeric, and there's a cool-looking beige egg that was dyed with raspberry tea. The green eggs were a cheat. I really wanted some green or blue, but had nothing on hand to work with - except a little tube of neon green gel food coloring I managed to dig out of the cupboard.
On one side of the tree are our library Easter books. We check The Egg Tree out every year. Maybe next year the Easter Bunny will take a hint! After all, it took years for that Bunny to add The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes to our collection...
We worked on this project yesterday. In the middle of dying our eggs, we took a break to eat the hot cross buns we made over the course of the day. They were YUMMY! I used this recipe, but I doubled the amount of spices. I don't think you can ever use too much cardamom.
We are going to have an Easter egg hunt at my sister's house soon. The weather is supposed to be stormy tomorrow, and we wanted to have a family hunt for our four girls. Tomorrow morning, we'll head to church for the big church egg hunt and Easter services. The girls have begged me to make quiche for lunch tomorrow. We are certain to be egged-out by Sunday night!
Happy Easter Weekend!
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