|What to do with all those hard-boiled eggs?|
All the traditions connected with the Easter egg, its decoration, cooking and eating, are, of course, decidedly old world, and yet there is some myth among the legends of the Inca Indians which tells of a magic egg and how it may be found in some mysterious spot, and of its wonderful power. Whether or not this is one of the superstitions of the far east which Manco Capac brought with him from the other side of the Pacific is altogether unknown, but certain it is that in Asia, Africa and Europe feasts were kept in most ancient times when the egg played a prominent part. The Jews used eggs in their feast of the Passover long before the coming of Christ. In Persia colored eggs are presented at the celebration of the Solar New Year's, and extremely ancient custom with this people.
From Germany comes the singular connection of a rabbit with the Easter eggs. It is believed that this little animal steals into the house when all is quiet and hides a store of pretty eggs in most impossible places, giving the children, who must search for them, a great deal of trouble and excitement in finding them. The house mother prepares by procuring a quantity of eggs and colors them herself by wrapping them in colored calicoes, some plain and some figured.
To the country boy or girl of America Easter or "Paas," in rural vernacular, resolves itself first and foremost into a contest to see who can accumulate the greatest store of eggs, and secondly, who can eat the most.
Donna's recipes for using up leftover Easter eggs.
More Egg-cellent Recipes: Video:
- Dyed Deviled Eggs - use very pale pastel colors only!
- How to make Easter Chick Deviled Eggs - These eggs look like little chicks still in their shells!
- Red Hot Deviled Eggs - Make sure to use eggs that have been dyed red or purple previously for this one
- Scotch Eggs make marvelous use of left over eggs for any holiday
- Baby buggy deviled eggs?