Guess what’s happening Sunday. Well, it’s nothing fun, really, unless you have kids, then it’s moderately fun. I’m talking about Beltane, (modernly known as Easter). What does this have to do with Halloween? Well, Easter/Beltane is, basically, the other side of the coin of Samhain, (modernly called All Hallow’s Day). So, I thought I’d offer an idea or two to spice up the egg portion of Sunday’s festivities. Sure, eggs already play a minor role in Halloween, and that’s exactly why Halloween should crash this holiday. Well, that, and the fact that Halloween is awesome.
I threw some eggs into the old Instant Pot. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the best thing since carved pumpkins. It makes cooking a thousand times easier. It’s right up there with the Vitamix, which I use for the raw stuff, e.g., smoothies and such. With the Instant Pot, I just tossed some eggs in and set the timer. No more wondering if they’re over/undercooked or not. Sure, if we’re being true to Halloween, we’d skip the part of cooking them and just go straight to launching them at our neighbors’ afternoon brunches on Sunday, but that’s not what this blog post is about. What it’s really about is the fact that I want Halloween to usurp every holiday on the calendar. Just kidding. (Maybe).
This post is, basically, two fold. For the kiddies’ part, we really just painted the eggs with Halloween colors and faces. Still they came out a lot better and more exciting than those pastel shaded wannabees. I hard-boiled real eggs. Of course, you could, easily, use plastic eggs, either saved from last Halloween or this year’s eggs painted Halloween colors. It’s up to you.
The second part is for the adults. Muahahaha. Those eggs were colored with glow in the dark paint. Why? Because like all good adult stuff, it happens at night. This may seem childish still, but it’s hilarious when the adults are digging around in the backyard, looking for eggs in the dark with a few cups of booze in their bellies. Let’s be realistic, though, aren’t these types of thing about re-enacting our childhoods?