Color Easter Eggs The Three Stooges Way!
Easter Sunday is March 31st and it is a holiday that has profound religious significance to many and is also celebrated at the secular level around the world. In fact, many of the non-religious traditions we incorporate today into the fun aspect of Easter came down through the centuries from many cultures and pre-Christian religious practices.
But we’re not going to give a history lesson. Instead we’ll give you some tips on how to dye Easter eggs using natural ingredients. Now that’s something right from The Three Stooges Problem Solving Manual: Use the tools at hand!
So, we begin. First, as Curly said ‘Separate Two Eggs’. Actually, put your eggs in a single layer in a pan. Add water to cover the eggs. Add a teaspoon of vinegar. Add the natural dye for the color you want (how to get the colors will follow) and bring the water to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove the ingredients you used to color the eggs. Remove the eggs from the pan and put them in a bowl. If you want a darker shade of the color, cover them with more of the natural dye or food coloring dye and let them stand overnight in the refrigerator.
HEALTH TIP: If you let eggs stand overnight only use them as decorations. DO NOT eat them.
Pale Red Fresh beets, cranberries or frozen raspberries
Orange Yellow onion skins
Light Yellow Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, celery seed or ground cumin
Yellow Ground tumeric
Pale Green Spinach leaves
Green-Gold Yellow Delicious apple peels
Blue Canned blueberries or red cabbage leaves
Beige to Brown Strong brewed coffee
Pink Cranberry juice or pickled beet juice
Lavender Grape juice
So now you can have an Easter Egg Roll just like the White House, a tradition that started during President Madison’s administration (1809-1817) and initially took place on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. It was suspended in 1876 and President Hayes restarted the practice in 1878 on the White House South Lawn.
As Moe would say ‘Get To Work’ as the Easter Bunny is on his way!