Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Survey Says...

The other day as I was perusing Pinterest, I came across some Easter eggs painted with chalkboard paint.  A cute project for sure -- especially for a mom with young children who just can't seem to decide how to decorate their eggs.  Can you say "wipe off and re-do?"

However, I became increasingly alarmed to think that anyone would crack these eggs open to eat them. HELLO!  NOT food safe!  I posed a question in the comments, and the blogger assured me that NO, these were not for eating -- only for decoration!  Then she asked (surprised), "Do you eat your Easter eggs?"  It struck me funny because, yes -- we totally eat our Easter eggs, and also -- I've never entertained the possibility of people NOT eating their Easter eggs.

We do get steeped in family traditions, don't we?

At our house, if we decorate eggs, we DYE them with the old original food-safe Paas kits... sometimes writing on them with a white crayon first to leave a design or a message.  My mom, on the other hand, likes to use these plastic sleeves that shrink to the egg in hot water.  They peel right off, so the eggs are completely edible.  Both techniques were used by my gram before me, as well.  {You can read a little history of Paas HERE.  They've been around forEVer!}

As kids, we always received decorated Easter eggs in our Easter baskets, and they were always served with Easter dinner as well.  The following week, egg-salad was often made up from the extra eggs.  These days (with people much more aware of food safety temperatures and such), we don't put eggs in baskets, but they are still served with Easter dinner!  Egg salad isn't such a hit around our house, but nobody complains about eating the leftover eggs during the week.  There's never a problem getting rid of them!

So, yes -- onto the survey!

So, here are my questions for you:

  1. Do you color or decorate Easter eggs?
  2. Do you have a traditional technique like Paas, or do you try new things each year?
  3. And most importantly: DO YOU EAT YOUR EGGS, or do they strictly serve as decoration?
Please tell me.  I'm dyeing to know!  *wink

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  1. Yes Sally, we eat our eggs too! We do the most of the eggs or hiding in the plastic candy filled but the kids just have to color some with the good ole tradational Paas Egg color. Growing up we always ate our eggs too. We could not afford the plastic kind with lots of candy...Very interesting post....thanks..Easter Blessings!

  2. As children, we ate the eggs that sat in the basket for a week at the very least, and nobody ever got sick! And to answer your question, yes we eat the eggs. I love hard boiled eggs and egg salad sandwiches, so they don't last long in our house. :)

  3. I painted wooden eggs with chalkboard paint. So, we do not plan on eating them! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  4. First, I just want to say the eggs in your pictures are so pretty! It's been a while since I've made Easter eggs, but yes, we would eat them too!


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