Deviled Easter Eggs
I love Easter but every year, a week before Easter, I forget that. Then about two nights before the Big Day, I'm reminded how I love to stuff plastic eggs with fun sugar-free treats, wrap them in crepe paper, tie and curl ribbon, stuff baskets and hide it all. It's sooo fun! And super rewarding. It might be a lot of work to wrap all 20 eggs, but hey, my kid is only going to be two years old once. I stuffed the eggs with what ALL toddlers adore: stickers. I also stuffed a few with strawberries and wrapped some dried fruit bites in coloured candy wrappers. I added markers and small toys in the baskets. My grandma and mother both sent a box of puzzles, cuddly toys and balls for the kids so I wrapped them up too and added it to the loot. (I'll post about alternative egg hunt ideas in further detail next year.)
After a super morning, my In-laws and friends (well my cousin and her boyfriend to be exact) all came over for a mid-late afternoon Easter Lunch. It was sooo much easier to prepare a cold lunch than hot turkey dinner, and almost just as enjoyable. I prepared my platters the day before except for my fruit and veggies. Not pictured are the sandwhiches and spreads I prepared. Here are a few pics of the days edibles:
Simple yet effective veggie and fruit platter.
Gluten-free Tinkyada Veggie Spiral Noodles in a Pasta Salad
Deviled Easter Eggs.
I was colouring eggs with my Lovely Toddler when this idea struck me, real easter eggs, deviled. How fun! These are coloured with natural dyes that you can buy at your local health food store or online. Follow your favourite deviled egg recipe and add colouring. Make sure to use white eggs instead of (healthy) Organic Free Run eggs for a whiter palate for your food colouring. This is a rare occasion where I suggest using a food that's not the best choice in order to achieve the look. I'm sure you could use the free run eggs, just note that the yolks will be darker so your end results will be darker. I love these! It's definitely a new party trick I'll be using more often.
I simply added about 1-2 big soup spoons full of mayonaise, a small squirt of mustard, one chopped green onion, salt and pepper. Easy.
Mmmm...I've also been tinkering in my kitchen with new raw chocolate recipes and decide to serve my guests with my latest test batch. I still haven't mastered my recipe yet so i'm not ready to share it but I will as soon as i'm confident in my experiment. It's been a real pleasure playing with chocolate, I mean a bad batch is never really THAT bad, all chocolate is edible after all :-)
I bought these cute molds at the chocolate shop and will keep using them all year. Chocolate bunnies are yummy and cute anytime of the year.
I also wrapped a few in colourful foil.
Again, Easter is fun!!
Hope you had a great one this year!