Thursday, April 5, 2012

April A-Z E is Easter Egg Chickadees


E is for Easter Egg

That’s right.  Easter eggs.  I don’t know when, why, or how an egg became an Easter tradition, but it’s one of my family’s favorites.

When my girls were young, we’d all gather at Nannie’s (actually their great-aunt) house and every year add to the hundreds of plastic Easter eggs she’d collected and saved.  We, the parents and older children, would sit in the living room and fill all these hollow things with candy, pennies, little pieces of paper with numbers on them for the prize drawings later, and then the next morning Nannie and her son would go out and hide every one of them.  Now, when I say hundreds, I DO mean hundreds.  By the time we stopped meeting each year, we had in the area of eight hundred.  The Easter baskets were half the size of my girls back then to hold all the ones they found.

It’s one of their favorite childhood memories and I’m so thankful Nannie took the time and effort each year to make it special.

So for the A-Z Challenge for the letter E, I want to share a little fun idea for your Easter eggs.

Instead of ordinary deviled eggs, make them into cute little chickadees.  Simply cut your boiled eggs near the narrow top, add your favorite deviled recipe, and use olive bits for eyes and carrot slivers for a beak.  Adorable!

And I can't resist sharing this...

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Visit the other A-Z blogs!  You can find the entire list of participating blogs by clicking  HERE or you can click on the A to Z images to go to the official A to Z blog site. 

And now...

I’m running a contest through the A-Z blog hop! 

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Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  



Karen Jones Gowen said...

Goodness, those little deviled eggs are the cutest thing ever!

Nice to meet you, and I hope you are enjoying the Challenge!

A to Z Challenge Host

Charlene A. Wilson said...

Aren't they just darling! Thanks for stopping by, Karen. It's nice to meet you.

Ariel said...

these are the sweetest little guys ever! I will be making some for our family dinner on Sunday :)

Rhonda Parrish said...

Oh my goodness those chicks are adorable! I know how I'm doing my deviled eggs from now on... or, at least when I wanna show off ;)

Thank you for sharing your Easter memories with us, I enjoyed reading them.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Haha, love the dye job joke. Awesome post and happy A-Z blogging.

Charlene A. Wilson said...

I'm adding them to mine too, Ariel. Everyone will love them.

Oh yeah, I'm showing them off too Rhonda. People are going to think I'm such a great cook. But these are sooo easy! Lol

Hahaha, SL. Yeah, I had to share that one. :-D

Sylvia Ney said...

So cute! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


Charlene A. Wilson said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sylvia. It's great to meet you. We'll meet again. :)