On Good Friday, my family dyed five and a half (minus one) eggs. For our family, egg dying has become both an art and a science. No single-colored eggs for us, no sir. Maybe… four eggs in the above picture underwent only one colored bath. Each of us had a dozen eggs to transform and an arsenal of supplies at our disposal. This year’s experiments included brown dye, sandpaper, and electrical tape. We also used rubber bands, paper towels, and our imaginations. 🙂
Some of our eggs end up looking CRAZY, while others almost look like they were stone. You can see that one of the eggs below had several layers of rubber bands applied.
These two began the morning as humble brown eggs, but ended up absolutely stunning.
When we need to crack the eggs to make the egg salad or stuffed eggs, there is a tradition as well. My grandfather always had “egg wars” with us. We’d each pick an egg and tap ends. The undamaged egg then takes on a new challenger. (*miss you Poppa*)
So now we have a lot of hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator. Breakfast = boiled eggs, lunch = egg salad, supper = stuffed eggs. Repeat. 🙂