The eggs were dyed & hunted, but Easter is over—now what? Our girls spent Saturday night dyeing Easter eggs with their cousins. Now, they are exited to eat our tie-dyed eggs. Today, Lorelai was excited to have “doubled eggs” for lunch. Here are my favorite uses for hard-boiled leftovers:
Deviled Eggs: This is probably the most obvious, but I have to give a shout out to our marbled doubled eggs. The process is simple, but I’m sharing anyway just in case you aren’t familiar. Crack the shell all around (this is Brenia’s favorite part—kids are great at breaking stuff!), then peel it off. (Save the shell—you’ll need it further down this list!) Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully pop the yolk out into a bowl.
Add salt & pepper to taste plus mayonnaise & mustard. I’ve never measured but my ratio is about 3 to 1, in favor of mayo. Actual amounts depend on how many eggs you’re making. Mix thoroughly and scoop back into the yolk rounds. If you really want to get fancy, use a decorator bag. Sprinkle with paprika.
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 parts mayonnaise
1 part mustard
Tuna Salad: This is the hubby’s favorite use for hard-boiled eggs. He’ll have tuna sandwiches later this week! Dice 4 peeled eggs, and mix with 4 cans of tuna (drained) with 2 tablespoons sweet relish, 2 tablespoons mayo, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 cup chopped celery. It tastes best chilled (or so I’m told—I make this recipe a lot but you will never see seafood touch these lips!) so refrigerate before serving on bread or crackers.
Garden Salad: Eggs are a fantastic addition to a salad—it adds just a bit of protein to your meal. Our youngest has a protein processing disorder and can’t eat meat. As a result, I’ve had to get a little creative to ensure she gets the protein she needs. Eggs, nuts & beans usually do the trick. She loves the added color leftover Easter eggs add to a salad.
Breakfast: My girls actually like to eat hard-boiled eggs. Sprinkle a little salt, and it’s part of a complete breakfast! This is a fun & simple protein for on-the-go mornings.
Arts & Crafts: Save those egg shells! They are the perfect tool for mosaic projects this week. A bottle of school glue, a few pieces of cardstock & eggshells destined for the trash will provide a good bit of entertainment. The girls will be experimenting with this one on Thursday. We’re on spring break so I’ll be putting together grocery lists with 4 kids underfoot. Planned activities are mandatory.