Every kid can’t wait to break out the dyes and crayons and color up a few dozen Easter eggs, but most kids wouldn’t eat a hard-boiled egg if their life depended on it. So, what do you do with all those colored eggs the day after Easter? I thought you’d never ask.
Make deviled eggs – While those cooking shows always make it look like you need lots of exotic ingredients, all you really need to make a good deviled egg is a little mustard, mayonnaise, onion, salt, and pepper. See “They sky’s the limit with Grandma’s ultimate deviled eggs recipe” where you’ll find a list of 50 mix-ins and add-ons to spice up your deviled eggs and check out “Grandma’s tasty, tangy homemade mayonnaise recipe” to really make your deviled eggs sinfully delicious.
Make egg salad – Like deviled eggs, you can find egg salad recipes that include everything but the kitchen sink. And, like deviled eggs, all you really need is a little mustard, mayonnaise, onion, salt, and pepper, and add some chopped celery to make it crunchy.
Make potato salad – Cut boiled eggs into eighths and mix into your favorite potato salad for a homestyle treat like grandma used to make.
Beet pickled eggs – Use this recipe to make beet pickled eggs. Great for tossing into a salad, as a colorful sidedish for dinnertime, or for your next tailgate party or backyard barbecue.
Make breakfast sandwiches – Make a breakfast sandwich with bread, toast, English muffins, biscuits, croissants, or bagels. Add your choice of hot or cold ham, bacon, sausage, or turkey. For an extra kick throw in some pepperoni or salami. Then, peel and slice boiled eggs and layer on top of meat, followed by your favorite cheese. Toast in toaster oven or broiler until cheese is bubbly and edges of bread start to brown.
Top a garden salad – Add protein to your garden salad with sliced hard boiled eggs. You can also add chopped boiled eggs to salads or mix into rice after it’s cooked.
Plant a Spring egg garden – I know it sounds crazy, but a few years ago on Easter a friend of mine was stuck with about a dozen leftover Easter eggs. Her kids were four and five at the time, you know, that age when they still believe in magic.
Anyway, she and the kids took the leftover Easter eggs outside and they “planted” them in her tulip bed and watched them grow and bloom into tulips. Of course, this tip will only work for a year or two but it’s fun while it lasts.