Everyday Mom's Meals: Happy Good Friday

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Good Friday

As we begin this Easter weekend, I know many of you have egg dying on your to do list, especially if you have little ones at home! Well, we have been lucky enough to be enjoying our Spring Break this entire week, so Alex and I were able to do lots of fun things in the kitchen to prepare! He loved making Homemade "Peeps" and when I told him this was how we were doing our eggs this year, he thought it was "too cool." Plus, I needed to test it on our eggs before I shared it w/ all of you, and if it didn't work, I needed time so he could still dye some before the bunny came! However, there was no need to worry, b/c these turned out FANTASTIC! I've never seen eggs dye so quickly, and so brightly! So much better than any kit we've ever used! This is another idea I saw on Pinterest (Seriously, where did I ever find inspiration before it came along??!!) and knew would cause my little man to think Mommy was a genius! (We won't tell him it wasn't my original idea, okay??!!) They are so simple, and I even think a little less messy b/c to me, the color does wash off easier from hands and surfaces than regular dyes. Not to mention, they smell YUMMY! Like sniffing a marker, but not toxic! I did read that there is no bother in trying Pink Lemonade or Lemonade, b/c neither give off very much color, so we didn't even attempt it. Listed below are the "flavors" we used, and a couple notes. I wish each and every one of you a Blessed Easter, filled w/ God's love and the renewal of life brought to us the day that stone was rolled away!

Kool Aid Eggs
Hard boiled eggs
Packets of Kool Aid
        Here are the ones we used:
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon Lime
  • Peach Mango 
Mix each packet with 2/3 c. water. Stir to dissolve. Drop eggs in and watch the magic!
*NOTES*  The strawberry and cherry are both red. So to get a pink color, simply dip into strawberry and do NOT let soak. To obtain the purple color, mix blue raspberry and cherry AND add a few drops of blue food coloring.

Getting Started
Look how instant the color is!

Shared on The Country Cook Apr. 6, 2012


Tara said...

Great ideas! I have never done anything but the silly Paas kits. But now my little one colors her eggs with grammy so I've not done them for a long time. May have to try to wrangle the tradition back to my house next year and try this more natural way. The colors do look great and your son looks very happy doing his egg coloring!

Teri said...

What a great idea! The colors are so much brighter than the kits, and prettier too. Looks like you guys had fun!

Andi said...

This is way cool, love them, wish I had little kids in the house to do this with. Great post andi

The Better Baker said...

Ohmyword! I've never heard of such a thing...leave it to you to share something like this. You are sooo amazingly creative. Love this idea!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

What a great idea! I love how vibrant the colors are!