I am filling in for Robyn today and will post again on Friday!
School starts tomorrow and I’ve been making a list of all the breakfast mEaLs I want to have prepared for Leanne each week. (When Doug was growing up, his Mom would make him a different breakfast food for each day of the week. Like oatmeal on Mondays, sandwiches on Tuesday, etc) Wasn’t that such a good idea? And it keeps you from scrambling each morning, trying to decide what to make the kids!
I thought I’d share one of our fAvoRites. It is super easy and our kids actually beg us to make it! I also like that it sticks with you throughout the morning, so you don’t get hungry until lunchtime!
All we do is:
1) Fry up some bacon and eggs (to your liking).
2)Toast some bread and spread it with jelly (we like strawberry!).
3)Stack the egg and bacon in between your bread and cut at an angle.
For the men out there, Doug likes a “double decker” (as shown in the picture) so he uses three slices of toast, two eggs and a few slices of bacon!
Shhhhh… don’t tell our KiDs! This year we wanted to do something a little different from the traditional EaStEr BaSkEt (Grandparents have that covered). So, we decided to use this idea we saw on Pinterest. Our original idea was to use quart canning jars, but because they were sold out we chose these canisters that we’ll be able to reuse! Inside we have placed Easter grass along with our favorite Easter CaNdY: A Chocolate Bunny, Mini Reese Eggs, Mini Cadbury Eggs, Starburst JeLLy BeAnS, and of course Peeps! We think our kids will be surprised when they wake up to these Easter Treats! A new Easter TradiTioN!!
~Lara & Robynn~
My sister and I added a MuSt HaVe gadget to our egg dying extravaganza this year…a WiRe WhiSk for each cup of egg dye. Working with 3 kids under the age of 5 is tricky enough, but when you factor in 8 cups of water and 18 hard-boiled eggs you have a potential disaster waiting to happen. This year I purchased 8 wire whisks at my local dollar store and we let the kids use them to dunk their eggs into the egg dye and take them back out (over and over again) to check their colors until they had them just the way they wanted them. I am happy to report that even my 2-year-old was able to get her eggs in and out of the whisk easily and we didn’t break a single egg!
My niece Taylor using a wire whisk to dye her Easter egg!
My son Nicholas dying 4 eggs at once!
Even Abby can do it!
Happy Easter From My Family To Yours!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
Want to try a new way to decorate your Easter eggs this year? My daughter and I used rubber bands! Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed!
1)Boil the eggs and let them cool, then wrap the eggs with rubber bands!
2) Pour boiled water into glasses or bowls. Add food coloring and a teaspoon of vinegar. Place the “rubber band eggs” on a spoon and set them in the colored water!
3)Keep checking on the eggs until they reach the desired color.
4)Place the eggs on a dry paper towel and let them dry.
5)Now the fun part!
6)How cute is this?!