'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"
Use colorful party napkins to decorate eggs for a bright, new look in your Easter basket.
Most of our chickens lay brown eggs so we are always looking for fun ways for the kids to color them. This one worked well, transforming our darker eggs into colorful Easter eggs.
Thanks to http://dizzymaiden.tumblr.com for the idea
How to Hard Boil Eggs from SimplyRecipes.com
Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.
Reduce the heat to low, return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.
After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.
Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl of ice water. Once cooled, strain the water from the eggs. Store the eggs in a covered container (eggs can release odors) in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within 5 days.