It’s time to color Easter eggs at my house, with Easter just two days away. Coloring eggs is always a big project, so this year I’ve decided to let Bailie and Madison take on the task. Bailie has done it for four years now. I think she can handle it, since I trained her in as a puppy. Of course, being the girls they are, they asked Mom to get them a gold glazed egg kit. It’s all about “the bling” with those two!
Easter egg coloring wouldn’t be the same if Henrietta wasn’t invited to the party! She comes out every year to cook the eggs for us, and does a great job! Bailie and Madison loaded her up, and cooked seven eggs. Once they were done, they went into a cold water bath to cool off for coloring.
We have coloring cups from previous years for dissolving the color tablets. Water and vinegar is added to the tablet in each cup, and a egg is placed inside to start coloring. Madison was especially fascinated by the coloring process. She helped with the eggs last year, but she was so young, she doesn’t remember much.
Poor Bailie was horrified when Madison decided to try tasting the colored water after the eggs were removed! Would Madison start to change color? How could she drink anything with vinegar in it? Thankfully, Madison barely got a drop of the colored water, and she wasn’t real sure it had been a smart move. Vinegar is not real tasty, and for a moment, she thought she might be sick!
Madison thought the eggs looked great with only the color, but Bailie insisted they needed a gold glaze. Before that happened, the little one took one last sniff and look.
Applying the gold “wash” was supposed to be simple, but it turned out to be a tough task. Bailie did her best, but it was hard to smear that stuff all over the colored exteriors using the plastic bag in the coloring kit.
Bailie was a bit disappointed in the outcome of the gold glaze on her pretty eggs. It seemed more like a marbleized glaze than a complete coating.
Madison thought they were very pretty, but she isn’t into the “bling” thing like Bailie.
At the end of the process to color Easter eggs, my sisters were wiped out. They put the six eggs in a nice dog bowl and settled in for a nap. Wait, there were seven eggs! Oh, I guess they decided to split the odd egg between themselves, and it was mighty tasty. A reward for all their coloring efforts.
Have a Hoppy Easter weekend! We will be off for the weekend as usual, but you can always find us on our Facebook page seven days a week!