Easter/Springtime Stuff – Dyed Deviled Eggs, Flower-Shaped Mini Quiches, and So On…

Easter Sunday went by in a flash, as I spent most of the day in the kitchen, testing cutesy recipes like dyed deviled eggs, flower-shaped mini quiches, etc.

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18April2017 008The dyed deviled eggs looked great! I wasn’t particularly fond of the texture of the eggs, since they had been dyed in a vinegar-water-dye mixture, and as one could expect, the vinegar had a noticeable effect. Overall, still definitely a worthwhile idea to try on occasion!

The flower-shaped quiches were not as easy as I had anticipated. One reason being that I accidentally bought the rolled pastry with perforated strips, rather than the full-sheet type. Whoops. After smooshing everything together and meticulously cutting out one flower-shaped piece at a time, I then set each piece in an oiled mini muffin pan. In retrospect, I should’ve turned the pan over and placed each flower piece over the cups, rather than dropping them into the cups and fighting to hold the shape. Mental note for next time…

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By the end of the day, I was exhausted, my feet were aching, and I just wanted to be READY to eat dinner. I tossed some sliced up sausage in a pan, popped a boxed mixture of Potatoes Au Gratin in the oven, and soon enough, I was finally ready to relax. Whew!

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The next day, I tossed some leftovers together for lunch, took another flower-shaped cutter to the cheese that I had on hand, put a dollop of chicken salad over some salad greens, and there it was, another plateful of (mostly) aesthetically pleasing noms!

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Sources:

Dyed Deviled Eggs – http://www.foodjimoto.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html

Flower-Shaped Quiche – (mentioned here) http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/2012/06/egg-spect-best-brunch-with-egglands.html/ / (basic recipe) http://www.food.com/recipe/mini-quiche-105651

Flower-Shaped Cutters – I found mine at a local kitchen supply shop. They could also be purchased through EBay or Amazon.com!

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