I had a friend bring me the four pack of McCormick food coloring last year before I found Colorante in Guayaquil to be able to make Easter Eggs. First, coloring brown eggs is a bit of a problem as no matter what color you use the eggs will come out an unattractive shade of brown. I have learned to put a bit of vinegar into the water as this seems to take a bit of the brown off of the eggs and then dry them after they have boiled with a clean towel. They still will not look as pretty as pure white eggs. But we use what we have here so – here goes.
This morning I am hard boiling the eggs and then making some other special things for our Easter table. I ordered a smoked ham from my truck vendor but he never showed on Thursday and I have not seen him yet this morning so I must assume that we will not be getting a ham for Easter dinner. My second choice is chicken and that will be put in a brine this evening for its long rest overnight.
Well the eggs are done and I am just waiting for them to cool down a bit more. It is still raining outside – this is the second day of great rain that saves me from having to water my yard and mini garden.
Happy Easter to you all, I hope your homes are blessed during this holiday weekend.