We had a get together at our house last night for our Freedom Session facilitators. If you haven’t heard me talk about Freedom Session before, it is a 9 month long class that Mr. OTN and I direct at our church. It is basically a healing/discipleship journey that uncovers the roots of pain in our lives and invites Jesus Christ to heal those areas of our hearts (if you are interested in knowing more you can view the Vimeo of Mr. OTN’s and my personal story on my ABOUT page, where you’ll also find a link to the Freedom Session website).
Anyhoo, one thing you’ve probably heard about us “church folk” is that whenever we get together we have plenty of food! So while I was wondering what I might prepare for last night’s gathering I popped on over to Pinterest and found these darling colored Deviled Eggs. I’ve decided to rename them Angel Eggs in honor of our dear facilitators who are real life angels (Mr. OTN and I teach the large group portion of FS each week but our facilitators lead the small groups and pour their lives into each of their participants all year long – so they are angels indeed).
These are so simple to make and the pictures really tell the story of how to make colored Angel Eggs. However, for those of you who have never boiled an egg I’ll share the “how to”:
Place eggs in a stainless steel pan and cover with cold water.
Bring the water to a boil and then set the timer for 10 minutes.
When the timer sounds remove pan from stove, drain off the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they are cooled.
Crack and peel eggs.
Cut eggs in half lengthwise.
Remove yolk and set aside in a separate bowl.
Drop halved eggs into colored water (you can either use food coloring to color your water or an Easter egg coloring kit from the store). When your eggs have reached the desired color remove and drain on a paper towel.
Meanwhile, mash your egg yolks, add mayonnaise (to desired fluffiness), dry mustard and a little salt to taste. You can do some other add-ins like bacon, chives, baby shrimp, etc. Place drained egg halves on a plate, top each will egg yolk filling (if you have a cake decorating kit you can make it look fancy-schmancy . . . but I didn’t . . . and I was in a hurry . . . so what you see is what you get!). Sprinkle a little paprika, or any type of garnish you’d prefer on top of each egg.
There you have it! Bee-u-tee-ful colored Angel Eggs!
You can’t begin know how much we love these people that we get to direct in Freedom Session (tears of joy as I write). As we draw near the end of another year together, and graduation for our FS participants, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for these caring and generous men and women who have overcome pain in their own lives and have chosen to be people who GIVE BACK to others what God has given them.
So, what do you think of these colored Angel Eggs? Cute, yes? I also saw some eggs on Pinterest that were cracked before dyeing with their shells still on. After the shells were removed the dye was darker in the area where the shell was cracked. You can see these and other Spring/Easter Decorating ideas on my Pinterest board. I also have some Spring and Easter Recipes on my Food Glorious Food and Appetizers Pinterest pages. As I’m sending you over there I’m thinkin’ that I really need to get those boards more organized! “Someday” I will find the time.
Do you dye Easter eggs at your house? What different types of dyeing techniques have you tried? Which is your favorite? I love hearing new ideas!
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