And what am I parading today? An Easter bonnet? A new dress? Anything exciting at all? Nah...not my style. I'm parading onion skin wrapped eggs. This might have been exciting if New England eggs were white, but they're already brown. Sigh. Whatever! I can't be expected to remember the little things in the wee hours of the morning with the
This is how you, too, can create such an egg:
1. Save onion skins for a very long time. (Longer than two days.)
2. Wrap white eggs for a dramatic effect or brown eggs for the subtle look I enjoy so well with said onion skins.
3. Wrap them again in a piece of paper towel and wind closed with string.
4. Hard boil them according to your method — mine is to bring eggs to a boil in cold water, boil for 5 minutes, then allow to cool in the pan for another 5 minutes with heat turned off, rinse as usual.
5. Remove thread, paper towel, and onion skins and prepare to be amazed at the designs.
6. Since I am using the eggs as place settings at the Easter table, I will add names.
7. The final step is to shine them up using a little vegetable oil.
Here's the story in pictures:
Hoping to add a photo of my Easter finery circa 19%$, but am not waking my dear mother to beg at this hour. Check back!
ETA: As promised, but delayed...sorry! I love this photo especially of my sister who, at three years of age, was as adorable as could be and knew how to strike a pose. :D She still does!