Lazy Mom’s Guide to Dying Easter Eggs

So, true to form, I’m about 20 years late to another trend: Pre-Dyed Eggs. Am I alone here in seeing this on grocery shelves? Even the Swiss do it! There was no price listed, and I was too lazy to chase down someone knowledgeable about ShopRite prices. Also, there was no information about what kind of eggs they are, but they look pretty homemade. I mean, they have uneven color and splotches. Plusses in my book.

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Here are some other plusses: No mess, no vinegar smell, no kids fighting about who gets the blue again, no spilled dye onto wood that soaks it up and keeps the stain for decades, no over-boiling the eggs and having them crack and all the yolk seeps out, no buying brown eggs by accident and having to return them and explaining that two were already broken when I bought them. (Really they were.)

But I didn’t buy them. Somehow all those problems I see now as an adult made up the joy I remember from my childhood. That, and my mom has taken over dying eggs with my kids. If you’re going old school, here’s Real Simple instructions: real simple! And if you need reasons to just buy dyed eggs from ShopRite, here is inspiration from Scary Mommy and a fewotherblogs.

Have you purchased these pre-dyed eggs? How were they? If you haven’t, would you?

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Adjusting to the car culture, dealing with leaving a career I love, and spouting off along the way.
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7 Responses to Lazy Mom’s Guide to Dying Easter Eggs

  1. certifiedpastryaficionado says:

    Never purchased them pre-dyed before. Dying them is all the fun! But you’re right – so messy. I have bought crayons before that were made for writing on eggs. Those were fun and not messy at all.

  2. I didn’t even know you could get pre-dyed eggs! What a great idea 🙂

  3. No way, that is pretty cool. It can get really messy and I never knew you could buy them pre dyed!

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