Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dyed Eggs with Shaving Cream

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This week has been all about eating "round" eggs, which is what we call hard-boiled eggs in our house. The kids like hard-boiled eggs, but a whole package of brightly colored eggs is so much more fun!

In the past I have tried natural egg dyes, since I don't like the dye seeping through onto the eggs (we try to avoid eating artificial colors in general), but the colors are muted and need to soak for a long time. This new method is so quick and fun, and  because the eggs aren't dipped in hot water the color doesn't seep through onto the egg!

First, boil the eggs. This used to be the trickiest part, until I learned the foolproof method below:


Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs
  1. Fill a pan with cold water and eggs. 
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, place a cover over the pan and turn the heat off. 
  4. After 10 minutes the eggs will be cooked through without the ugly green color that can happen with over-cooked eggs!
 Next, comes the fun part...


Dyed Eggs with Shaving Cream
  1. Fill a glass pan with shaving cream
  2. Dot the cream with 2-4 colors
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  4. Swipe a stick once or twice through the colors to make the color swirl (do not over-stir or you will get more muted colors, we learned this the hard way!)
  5. Roll the hard-boiled egg in the cream (definitely the best part!)
  6.  Scoop the shaving cream covered egg out and place on a piece of cardboard
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  8. Let sit 20 minutes, then rinse off and enjoy!


P.S. I was going to make the rice cake face out of craisins but pickings are slim in this house, and no one was willing to make a 10 pm grocery run! Next time!


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