We got him a nice little basket with chocolate and candy to get him in the holiday spirit. He brought us some gorgeous orange tulips!
In addition, we made a multicultural dinner of turkey, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and lamb dumplings.
I considered making a more complicated Easter dessert, but in the end I whipped up some chocolate-covered strawberries. I have white and milk chocolate chips in the freezer, so I made a little of both!
They went perfectly with my red flower cake stand!
Mr. J and I knew we had to dye eggs with Jie for his first Easter! Instead of buying a box of fizzy dye tablet things, I used boiling water, white vinegar, and liquid food dye. You know, the kind you use for frosting and such.
I made yellow, orange, red-pink, mint green, blue, and violet. For each color, I put 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 tsp. vinegar, and 20 or so drops of food coloring in a coffee mug.
We did have to leave each egg in a dye for a few minutes, but we weren't in a hurry.
Jie was so excited about the eggs becoming beautiful pastel colors. It was really fun to dye eggs again after so many years. It needs to be a reinstated tradition.
|A couple of the eggs are cracked...so sad!|