I am one to get the photograph no matter what it looks like because these moments of innocence and childhood are just too precious to try to make “perfect”. Lord, look at that smile! This was one happy girl as she has requested bubbles from the Easter Bunny. The really big smiles with the lower teeth protruding are just too much. How lucky I am that we get to do this all a second time next to Emily. Being grandparents is the best.
I wrote about how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs a year ago around Easter and Passover but it deserves a second writing for all you new folks because this is the very, very best way to make hard boiled eggs! One could use a super fresh egg straight from the coop or one that has been in the fridge for three weeks, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that we live so ridiculously high above sea level. The egg peels perfectly, every single time. Of course, we aren’t boiling them at all.
I learned this trick in one of those hard core homesteading magazines that are so full of beautiful glints of information. Place eggs in a steamer basket above boiling water, put the lid on and let the water boil under those delicious farm eggs for 35 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool a smidge so you can handle them and then put them in the fridge.
Maryjane Rose will be at her dad’s Sunday and the Easter Bunny will be hopping by his house but tonight is Grammie and Papa’s night! There is a charming Easter basket above the fridge (hiding from the cats) with a monkey, some chocolate, and Easter bunny ears. I am steaming eggs this morning and we will play with color tonight in her first Easter egg dying extravaganza and we are going to pay a visit to the Bunny himself. I will share a picture with y’all when I get it.
I hope some of my tips make your farm (or city) life a bit easier. Wishing you a very happy Easter!