This is just the sort of thing I look at and say, seriously? The PAAS kit is $1.52.
I know. But occasionally we like to try being Martha.
I kind of felt like a witch above her cauldron.
Boil eggs (I actually don’t boil mine; I just use raw and try not to drop)
Keep boiled water for dying
Bowls should be deep enough for eggs to sink to bottom and be completely covered.
Add Ingredients to pots and pour boiling water on top. Let sit awhile (1/2 hour?) so the color from the ingredients can seep out. It won’t work if you don’t do this! Also, don’t add raw eggs until water is cool. They will crack.For Azure Blue: Boil 1/2 head of red cabbage on stovetop for about 1/2 hour. Spoon out cabbage and eat. Or not. Let cool. Add 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp salt. Add eggies!
And this would be the dinosaur eggs. Dill was supposed to turn it green. Oh well. 3 Cups Boiling water, 3 tbsp dill seed. Add 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, and eggs. Lemon yellow: 3 cups boiling water, 3 tbsp tumeric. Add 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, and eggs.
3 cups Boiling Water, Canned Beet Juice, Skins from 3 Red Onions. Add 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, and eggs.
In addition, you’ll get a perplexed husband, a wonderfully(?) aromatic home, and kids playing chemist.
If this freaks you out, go buy the kit. We have so many eggs, we’re trying that route tomorrow, but I do like how there is no downside to actually eating or touching these natural dyes.
Looking for more? Try some Easter Egg bread. Delicious and beautiful for Palm Sunday or the Easter meal. Also, a very Happy Passover to my Jewish friends!