Friday, April 5, 2013

My Easter Flop

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There are many things I try that end up being a flop.  Crafts, sewing, embroidery ..... sometimes things just don't turn out how I have pictured them in my mind.  Does this ever happen to you?
If it doesn't, you are one of the lucky ones.  Me, myself, I am not so lucky. 
I had seen this post on my Pinterest board and I just had to try it for Easter. 
                                To color the whites (after eggs have been boiled and yolks removed): Fill glass containers about half-full of water, and then add food coloring to each one to get the shades you desire. Place the egg halves in the water, making sure that the entire surface of each egg is covered. Let the eggs sit at least one hour. Remove the eggs from the water and place them onto paper towels.
First, I have to admit, I didn't read the directions thoroughly.  It was one of those days when company kept showing up and I couldn't concentrate strictly on the task at hand so I kind of winged it.  Now when I go back and READ the directions, I see where I went wrong.
I also had eggs that would JUST NOT peel properly!!! I kept trying eggs and they would not cooperate ..... but I kept on hoping that I least I could get close to the picture above.
Well that was NOT going to happen.  So in the final pictures you can see that end result.
I was able to get everything ready.  Then company showed up ..... I didn't read that I was suppose to PEEL the eggs first.  Duh!  I put them in the colored solution of cider vinegar with the peelings on.  Then I realized that they should be peeled so I tried to peel them.  Well that didn't work too well.
I put the peeled eggs back in the solution, well then it only took seconds to change color so I immediately took them out.
Fixing my usual devilled egg recipe, I finished them off.  They were still tasty but sure didn't look pretty!
Oh well,  my projects can't ALWAYS turn out!!  Next time I try a new craft, I will make sure to read the instructions first.
Here's hoping all your crafting turns out and remember to give your loved ones a hug! 


  1. thanks for sharing that it's a comfort to know that I'm not alone with the flops!! LOL

  2. Not that I'm happy your deviled eggs didn't turn out as you had hoped, but its nice to know I'm not the only one who has failures in the kitchen. I have them daily!

  3. I've never attempted to make devilled eggs.

    You should definitely try them out again now
    that you know where you went wrong though.

    The colours you chose were gorgeous by the way : )

  4. Sorry that they did not go as intended. However, I feel like I have more flops than successes sometimes. It is nice to know that I'm not the only one. It is a neat idea though. I have never seen this before.

  5. I always have several eggs that just won't peel cleanly, even though I do the same process on each one. Glad they still tasted good.

  6. If your eggs don't peel easily, it could be that they are too fresh! I don't know why, but I've heard that this can cause the problem. Ages that are a little less fresh peel much easier. Good luck next time. They're really cute!

  7. I have read on Pinterest that adding a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water makes the peeling the eggs easier. I thought I would try this next time I boil eggs. I always want to achieve perfection when I try something new but if they tasted good then you had a win.


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