At the last minute my daughter and I decided we would dye eggs at my house after my birthday dinner Saturday night. I'm sure the rest of you had dyed your eggs and had them beautifully decorated and nestled in a sweet basket before we even got our plan together. What can I say? It was a crazy, busy week. Emily called Saturday evening from Albertsons, the third store she'd been to, in frustration. There was no Easter egg dye left to be found in any of the stores. Did I have food coloring? I did.
So, I'm going to let you in on our secret.discovery. You know those dye pills everyone uses to dye eggs with? Forget those. Food coloring works better. Honestly, it does. Here's the recipe, found by Googling: 20 drops of food coloring, 1 tablespoon vinegar and half a cup of lukewarm water. The eggs seemed to take the color instantly, evenly, clear and bright. I'm never going to buy those pills again. We dyed and decorated them with crayons. Pretty much your basic Easter egg. Sofia loved it.
Then, this morning the Easter bunny dropped by and hid them all over our living room (too wet outside) and Sofia found them. We made sure all were found (didn't want a repeat of this again) then we all sat down with a salt shaker and peeled and ate an egg each. Delicious. Colored eggs are just so much tastier than plain white ones.