Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Egg Cracking

My parents were in town for Easter, which means I got an Easter basket for the first time in years!  I can't quite figure it out, but the Easter Bunny only seems to know my address when my mom is around.  (Well, actually he sometimes mails me my basket.)

We also dyed eggs, and it's definitely been at least 10 years since I did that.  I had big plans of doing exciting things like stripes (like I used to do as a kid), but I must have lost my patience in my old age, because I definitely just dropped the eggs in and went to go eat some chocolate.

Here's John getting his all ready for the competition.  What?  Easter eggs aren't about competition in your family?

Well, they are in mine.  And it isn't about who finds the most or dyes the best one.

My dad's red egg had this bizarre character appear after it dried.  Apparently the Chinese Easter Bunny had something to say, but it didn't bring good luck to my dad in the contest.

The egg cracking contest of course.  After you hard boil your eggs and dye them, nothing says "Happy Easter" like smashing them against one another.  Each person gets 1 or 2 eggs, depending on how excited you were to boil and dye them.  We each had 2.  Then each person faces off against one another.  One person holds their egg on the bottom and the challenger bops their egg on top.  One egg always cracks, while the other stays whole.  Inevitably, there is always one "champion" egg that manages to be stronger than the rest and destroy every egg it comes in contact with.  (As a tip, always use the pointy side, the round side is always a loser.)

Here I am with my champion egg, prize, and all the losers.  I didn't even break a sweat.

Naturally, you need to eat your hardboiled eggs, so we made tuna salad with ours.  I believe the ratio is 2 eggs per can of tuna (in water) per tablespoon of diced onion per glob of mayo (I don't know the ratio on that one, sorry guys).

It's a good thing we had a light lunch, because I was pretty full from the Easter basket goodies already and I had about half a carrot cake in my future.

I had the best Easter I've had in ages.  I highly recommend having the Easter Bunny your parents visit you for Easter next year!

1 comment:

  1. hahahahaha I have never heard of such a contest before, but I love it! And look at you all proud with your champion egg. :)


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