Thursday, April 1, 2010

3 days until Easter

The Easter countdown is on at our house. I think my kids love Easter almost as much as christmas. My son loves being able to find the eggs he doesn't really even care about what he gets in his basket. The adults love going to the grandparents house, they always host an easter egg hunt that involves money and presents woohoo!!! So here is another idea on how to decorate your easter eggs, but this time it will be using dye.

There are so many ways to dye easter eggs nowadays it can get overwhelming. What we do is buy just the normal egg dye, then we use rubberbands and white or yellow crayons. With the rubberbands, make sure they are thick, you wrap it around the egg and place it in a dark color dye, then when you get the color you want take it out pat it dry, next take the bands off and put the egg in a different color. thats it when you get the look you want take it out and let it dry. The crayon we use to write messages or draw things and the dye won't stick to it.

Here is a no fuss recipe for Ham.....This seems to be the favorite for Easter dinners
~this is a slow cooker recipe, so you will want to put it in as soon as you get up

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 (8 pound) cured, bone-in picnic ham


Spread about 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar on the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Place the ham flat side down into the slow cooker - you might have to trim it a little to make it fit. Use your hands to rub the remaining brown sugar onto the ham. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours.
~ Thanks to for this fabulous recipe

Note: if you buy a smaller ham time will need to be adjusted I found that a 3lb ham cooks in about 2 hrs. just keep your eye on it, if you go with a smaller one.

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