Saturday, April 23, 2011

Egg Day

We have a long-standing tradition at our home on the Saturday before Easter. We call it Egg Day!

Egg Day often begins on Friday with the boiling of the eggs, although sometimes even that happens on Saturday. This year I boiled the eggs and started Jello eggs on Friday. I knew we wouldn’t have time today…

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Jello eggs have been an Easter dinner tradition every year since the boys were babies. We love Jello eggs!!! Easy to make, but you do need to have the molds… I see them every so often at garage sales and Goodwill. So keep your eye out if you’d like to try them…

Another Egg Day tradition is making egg bakes for the Easter breakfast at church. I’ve made many different versions over the years, but this Tater Tot Egg Bake is our favorite!

egg day 04I can’t wait to try this year’s! Bacon sausage, bell pepper, onion, cheese, and mushrooms. Yum!

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Lots of egg bakes, means lots of egg shells! Look out slugs!!!

But our favorite tradition is decorating our Easter eggs! And I’ve been looking forward to Egg Day for almost a year because this year we got to decorate our very own brown eggs! Unfortunately, the girls started slacking off to only 2-3 eggs a day about 2 weeks ago. This meant I had to really hoard eggs in order to not have to go and buy some boring old white eggs from the supermarket. But we did it and it was totally worth it!

egg day 06You never know what you’ll get when you decorate a brown egg but I love the way they turned out! Great job guys!

egg day 16 egg day 07 egg day 10 egg day 11 egg day 14The egg reminds us of the new life we have in Christ and that we celebrate at Easter. “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4

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