Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Let me start by saying I have never been much into dying Easter Eggs with my girls.  I just don't get the whole dying of an egg only to have the shell ripped off then eaten.  I know you'll argue, "But they're decorative."  Isn't that what they make plastic ones for?  And you can use them over and over and over again.  Ahhh...plasticization.  Usually I shirk at it but not when it comes to eggs.  However, this year I broke down and dyed a few eggs...with a twist, though.  I dyed the insides and made deviled eggs.  They were a pain but turned out pretty good. 

First, boil your eggs.  I used Sandy's directions over at Reluctant Entertainer and believe me, she knows what she's talking about in the boiling-of-eggs department. 

Next, peel all of the eggs and cut them in half.  Pop out the yolks in a bowl to make your filling.

Then you need to prepare a hot/warm water bath with your choice of food coloring.  I did a batch of red, added some blue and got some purplish (wanna be's).  Then I did a batch of blue and then added yellow to make some green ones.  After you let them sit for 5 or 10 minutes, take them out and let them dry on a paper towel.  Mix up your filling (I used mayo, mustard, salt, sugar and sweet pickle juice) and you're done.

 Now aren't these little peeps so cute you could just eat them?  Well, I did.  One too many.  My sister made these.  I keep trying to convince her to do a guest post on my blog but she won't.

I hope you had a lovely Easter day and best of all were able to spend it with those you love.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Homeschool Channel

I love AFA.  I listen to AFR ALL of the time on the radio in my car, now.  They now have launched a new internet site, The Homeschool Channel, and eventually you will be able to plug into your tv.  Can you say bye-bye cable, tv.

We are pretty discerning about to what and whom we give donations.  We believe in and as a result give to AFA.