Friday, April 17, 2009

Leftover Easter Eggs, Now What?

A few things I learned about eggs this past Easter:

Did you know that if you don't buy your plastic eggs early there won't be any left in the stores at 10pm the night before Easter? None absolutely no fillable eggs.

Did you know that if you have a really nice Christian Education Leader at your church, he'll let you borrow the eggs from the church for your egg hunt later in the day?

Did you know the week after Easter is Egg Salad Week? Found out from Parent Bloggers Network about that little bit of trivia.

We wanted to color hard boiled eggs this year but did not get the chance. I was looking forward to trying some natural dyes. I guess I'll attempt it at another time. So no hard boiled eggs here.

What do you do with all your hard boiled eggs after the celebrations have calmed down?

Here are a few options:
  • eat them with salt and pepper for breakfast
  • make a chef salad with leftover ham, hard boiled eggs, cheese, ranch dressing, and greens of your choice
  • make egg salad
  • make potato salad
  • dice them up and add to empanada meat for a traditional Argentinian empanadas
(I'd really like to post a recipe for Rice Salad that uses hard boiled eggs but I don't know the recipe. I basically know how to make it but not quantities of ingredients. So instead I'll post the recipe below)

Here's an interesting recipe I found in my Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics cookbook:

Pickled Beets and Eggs

one 15 oz can whole beets, drained, juice reserved
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup malt vinegar
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and rinsed

Combine the reserved beet juice, sugar, vinegar, cloves, and salt in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Place the eggs in a large bowl, then add the beets. Pour in the juice, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Sounds kind of interesting. I like hard boiled eggs. I like pickled beets in salads. Do I like them together? Not sure yet. I haven't tried the recipe but I'm thinking I'm going to have to try them (maybe). I'm sure the eggs are going to turn a lovely deep pinkish color.

Need some more ideas for your leftover hard boiled eggs? Check out the American Egg Board for great recipes. I think I'm going to have to try this Tomato & Avocado Egg Salad. Sounds wonderful. And make sure to stop by The Parent Bloggers Network as well and see what other bloggers do with their leftover hard boiled eggs.

And for those leftover plastic eggs? We let the girls use them in their play kitchen (not this year though, we have to return them to their rightful owner).

1 comment:

Alexia said...

Meijer has egg kits 75% off - I'm probably going to pick a couple up for the boys for later.

You want some of our plastic eggs? We've got tons LOL