After the Easter eggs. Now what?

Okay, Easter is over and we each have almost two-dozen {beautiful} hardboiled eggs in our fridges. Now what? How about making some yummy food? Here are two ideas for you:

What Kate Made:

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This dish is so simple and full of flavor! It makes the perfect lunch with a little lettuce and pita bread!

Ingredients:
1 dozen hard-boiled eggs 
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
2 shallots
2 teaspoons of curry powder
salt and pepper to taste

Roughly chop the peeled hardboiled eggs and dice the shallots. Add everything to a large bowl and stir. That’s it! I ate my curried egg salad for lunch today with some veggie sticks, homemade hummus, and strawberries. Most likely I will be having the same thing again tomorrow (I don’t mind either!). 

Curried Eater egg salad l Our Sweet Somewhere

Curried easter egg salad l Our Sweet Somewhere

 

What Jamie Made:

A simple salad paired with a tasty dressing is another dish that you can make with those festive, leftover Easter eggs! I chose to turn my favorite sandwich (a BLT) into a salad, but with eggs of course, and also made a mustard vinaigrette very similar to this recipe. 

Salad Ingredients:
1 dozen hard-boiled eggs, diced or sliced 
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bag of spinach, 10 oz
5 strips of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1 3/4 cup of all natural Italian croutons

BLT + Egg Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette | Our Sweet Somewhere

Since your eggs have already been boiled and chilled, there’s really not a lot of prep time to this dish (other than having to bake the bacon and make the dressing). Bake your bacon at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crispy. Once you’ve finished preparing this and mustard vinaigrette, simply toss all of your ingredients (but omit the dressing) into one large bowl and mix. If you’re preparing this salad for a large group, you can add the dressing to the bowl before mixing. But, if you have leftovers that can be use throughout the week, store the dressing separately so that your veggies keep from becoming soggy!

BLT + Egg Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette | Our Sweet Somewhere

BLT + Egg Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette | Our Sweet Somewhere

What are you planning on doing with those leftover Easter eggs?

xoxo,

Jamie & Kate

What She Made: Washi Tape + Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

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I think it’s safe for us to say that Spring is finally here, and we are more than eggcited to be able to share with you one of our first Spring projects: Easter eggs! 

What Jamie Made:

It’s a fact: I am a washi tape hoarder (blink twice if you have the same issue)! For that reason, I decided to continue making the most out of my washi tape collection by simply applying it to my Easter eggs! This DIY is so easy, you could practically do it in your sleep (well, minus the part that requires you to actually use a stove for preparing your eggs).

You’ll Need:


6 to 12 eggs 
assorted washi tape (pastels + bright colors for spring)

scissors

Washi Tape Easter Eggs | Our Sweet Somewhere

Boil your eggs the perfect way and once they’ve cooled from the ice water, dry the outer shells. From here on, allow your creativity to flow and design your Easter eggs however you please with the washi tape.  As you can see below, I kept mine very simple but also used some scrap alphabet stickers I had lying around to add some quirk to the little batch I had prepared.

Washi Tape Easter Eggs | Our Sweet Somewhere

Washi Tape Easter Eggs | Our Sweet Somewhere

Washi Tape Easter Eggs | Our Sweet Somewhere

 

What Kate Made: 

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I must give credit for my Easter eggs to a teacher at my work. She told me how she used naturally dye eggs with her daughters by using onion skins. When she shared how easy it was, I knew I had to try to share the process with you!

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She had only ever used purple skins and white eggs, so I decided to experiment a little with other combinations. The results were mixed. The yellow skins make beautiful dyed eggs, but only on the white eggs (obvious yes, but I had to try to be sure!) The purple worked well on both the white and brown eggs. 



You’ll Need:

1 dozen eggs (brown, white, or both!)

yellow and purple onion skins

cheese cloth cut into about 5 inch squares

thread

A hint on getting enough skins without buying pounds and pounds of onions – just asks the produce guy or gal for them! I usually have plenty of yellow onions on hand, but I rarely use purple. So I asked the produce clerk at my local grocery store if I could just have a bag of purple onion skins and he was more than happy to have me pick out as much as I wanted. He said he usually goes through them and throws out the loose skins from the bin, but if I have a purpose for them to take them for free! 

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Look at all that natural dye, and all for free!

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Wrap some onion skins around your egg and then the cheesecloth around the two. Secure with a string. Divide your yellow and purple onion skin eggs and submerge in two separate pots of cold water. The water should be about one inch above the eggs. Cover and bring to a boil, remove from heat and let sit for fifteen minutes (keeping covered!). Transfer onion skin eggs into an ice bath and finish cooling. Once cooled, you can carefully unwrap your eggs and see your masterpiece! 

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How to naturally dye eggs for Easter using onion skins l Our Sweet Somewher

How to naturally dye eggs for Easter l Our Sweet Somewhere-

The brown eggs that I attempted to dye with yellow onion skins were not a total fail. They came out as a much deeper brown with more speckles and were very pretty. However, to give them a little something extra so they stood out even more I painted them with some gold leaf paint! I am in love with my Easter egg creation and can’t wait to have them sitting out on the table for Easter dinner!

Naturally dye eggs for Easter l Our Sweet Somewhere

How to naturally dye eggs for Easter l by Our Sweet Somewhere

Naturally dye eggs for Easter l by Our Sweet Somewhere

xoxo,

Jamie and Kate