Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Eggs

Luckily, the stressful day that we spent negotiating the terms of our purchase agreement, I had some fun distraction from the waiting, waiting, waiting that was happening between each phone call. Mark and Jerri had friends over for a potluck and some Easter egg dying.

Mark, Jerri and Zoe

Justin and Genevieve

Joey and Jake

When this group gets together there is no lack of awesome, homemade food. Many of the foods featured Joey's grandmother's recipes, but with fake meat.

Salad and Spaghetti Pie

Pizza Rustica (I hope I am remembering the name of this one correctly.) This dish was filled with vegetarian meats, ricotta, eggs and other tasty, gooey ingredients.

Focaccia, Almond Cake and Ricotta Pie

We attempted to dye eggs with natural dyes, including beets, turmeric and blueberries. The natural dyes gave mixed results with turmeric being the most effective, and, surprisingly beets being the least effective. My favorites tools are wax crayons and bottled egg dye. I did learn this year that you can color brown eggs as well. The base color actually tones down the brightness of the dye colors and provides a whole new palette.

Happy Easter!


  1. Actually, the blueberries turned out to be hugely successful. Didn't know if you got to see them before you left, but they were bee-oo-tee-ful. Hope the trip to WI was great! Great to have you over.

  2. what lovely food and a great sounding day :) keep us posted on the house stuff!


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