Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friendlier deviled eggs




Here in our house, we LOVE our deviled eggs. Quite possibly it is because we rarely ever take time to make them. I usually become more motivated the week after Easter, when the hard boiled brightly colored eggs are staring at me from my overloaded refrigerator thanks to all the holiday leftovers.
While I have discovered ways to simplify dyeing the eggs with my girls affected by cerebral palsy (see   HERE) this year I was also committed to having them assist with the deviling of them...after all, they certainly contribute to eating them! After a few blunders I came up with a user friendly idea. 

I halved the eggs and they helped spoon out the centers into a sturdy quart bag. (The freezer bags had more strength than the storage quart bags...and we needed sturdy!)
     

Next, we added our ingredients to our baggies. We enjoy just some mayo, spicy mustard, and a dash of salt and pepper.
Then we squeezed the bags.LOTS!


Definitely our favorite part!!



And finally, the corner was cut off, the filling squeezed back into the centers, displayed, admired, and ...EATEN! 


Yum! 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Less mess egg dyeing for all abilities

It's difficult for me to skip over dyeing Easter eggs. It's a tradition and,  if I am going to be able to embrace the changes life sends me, it seems I need to keep traditions going. But this year I was growing bored with our standard whisk adapted egg coloring, especially with all the fabulously decadent egg adornment ideas staring at me on Pinterest!  So we tried something new, once again using my couponed stockpile of storage baggies.

We were supposed to pour rice, uncooked(!!), into baggies and drop food coloring in as needed to achieve the desired hue.

You may notice my rice looks a little unusual...that's because I rarely buy white rice but rather a mix of wild, long grain,  and quinoa. (Yum!) And it was, after all, crunch time for Easter dinner prep so no way was I running to a crowded grocery store for white rice! Ha!
I think it worked just fine! We chose four different colors and bags to begin with and changed them up as we went. After mushing together the rice and the color we carefully added an egg and the girls shook the bags until the color was transferred in many tiny dots.



I think they turned out great!