Planning for Easter Dinner

Why yes, Easter DOES come early this year. In fact, it nearly snuck up on me and caught me out! Fortunately, keeping things simple has been my theme for this year, so I’m not too worried. PLUS, I have a long and rich history of great Easter treats in my file.

Today would be a great day to start thinking about dyeing eggs. Last year I wrote about using silk scarves or ties to color eggs. Even though I’m left with eggs that are not okay for consumption (because so many fabric dyes are toxic), they are such pieces of art I can’t resist doing this again this year. Check out how to Silk-Dye Easter Eggs.

silk-dyed Easter eggs

Silk-dyed Easter Eggs


If you’re wondering what to fix for Easter dinner, check out our entire Easter Holiday Foods Category. We cover a lot of territory because no two Easter meals are the same for us.

This year I think I’ll be making Satay Chicken, my mother-in-law’s amazing Cheesy Potato Casserole, Cool Rise Cinnamon Rolls, Steamed broccoli, braised Sesame Soy asparagus, and of course, Deviled Eggs. I’m still trying to figure out what to make for dessert although I’m not sure we’ll need it. I’m toying with the ideas of either Cheesecake or Chocolate Mousse. If I can get good strawberries, I might make Fresh Fruit Pie.

I also what to use this opportunity to give a shout-out to my friends, Scott and Mary Lou Braswell and Eggland’s Best Eggs. (No, this is not a paid advertisement! I just want to give a nod to the best eggs in the store.) One thing I’ve noticed (and appreciated) about Eggland’s Best over the last year is the stability of their prices. When the store brand egg prices were going up, up, up, Eggland’s Best stayed the same. There were several times this past winter when Eggland’s Best Eggs were only a few cents higher than the store brand. Of course those few extra cents were well worth it to get high quality eggs!

I’ll be back to share what we end up having for dessert on Easter. Meanwhile, I’m digging into my sewing trunk for old silk ties that I’ve been collecting.


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  1. We silk dye eggs each year. A careful puncture to both ends with a clean drill bit on a dremel tool, and blowing using a turkey injector syringe, leaves us with hollow eggs to color/keep if they turn out too beautiful to toss, and useable eggs with which to try new creations!

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