Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eggs, Eggs and MORE Eggs -- But Then It Is Easter Eve!

It's Easter Eve
The day of the "egg"

The first egg of the day
Scrambled with bacon and roasted asparagus

for breakfast

In the breakfast room with a centerpiece of fruit
that will soon be turned into ambrosia!

Hot cross buns
And a wee Waterford sugar and creamer
bought just yesterday at a shop in our little town
A steal of a deal
And who says that the sugar has to have sugar in it!
I find small open sugar bowls are handy for butters or breakfast jams!

And the second eggs?
Yes, more cookies

Another batch of my cutout cookies
Cut with the egg shaped cookie cutter
Frosted with white Royal Icing
And a yellow Wilton candy melt in the end
to resemble a yolk

Some, however, are shown "unbroken"!
My best stab at a wild egg!

And the last egg
A Good Friday tradition
but I was too busy yesterday
And so it was relegated to today

The coloring of the eggs
In coffee cups (because that is what my Mom used)
With food coloring (because that is what my Mom used)

And once finished

The French wire egg stand holds the eggs
It's used only for this short time every year!
And then it's stored away!

Alas, none of these eggs will find their way outside.
We'll have them in egg salad sandwiches and deviled and Husband Jim will just peel and eat some
(but I never will)

And from Minnesota

Seems grand girl Lucy is keeping the tradition
of dying eggs on Easter Eve!
(I wonder if any of hers will find their way outside?)

And since it is Easter Eve -- I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays


Marilyn Miller said...

Love the idea for the egg cookies. How fun to color eggs. Years ago I use to do them, but my daughter is allergic to eggs now. I made just two for her son and just drew on them. Some years I have colored them with a strong tea, which are pretty. But there is just something with doing those bright colors that says Easter.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy Easter!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Eggs for breakie, eggs as décor and egg cookies - all wonderful! Happy Easter!


Sarah said...

Oh, it's been a long long time since I've dyed eggs. Your post brings back fun memories.
Happy Easter!

Pondside said...

We dyed eggs here on the Albera prairie on Friday night - the little boys were very excited!
I love the photo from Minnesota - what a sweetie she is!

Pat said...

Oh, how I love your Egg Cookies, dear one!!! Dying eggs for Easter was always a family tradition with my Beloved Brother supervising his "little" Sisters!!! The Tradition was always the same. . .the last egg went into every dye cup. Can you guess the hue???
Love seeing Grandgirl Lucy as she experiences Holiday and Traditions from a distance!
Hope your Easter was blessed!!!

Jaybird said...

Pretty eggs...sweet girl...and an idea.... I use my "egg stand" for a cupcake stand during the remainder of the year. Mini cupcakes with a frilly paper jacket, are a perfect fit!!
And yes, I use coffee cups too.....because my Mother did :^)
Blessings to you,