We have been having all sorts of egg-themed fun this week. We dyed our Easter eggs, though I was so focused on keeping the dye in its cups and preventing a rainbow-colored kitchen that I forgot to take any pictures. Bad blogger mom. I did, however, get pictures of the gelatin eggs we made! I picked up the Jell-O molds at a thrift store back in October or November, and had been saving them for some Easter fun. Of course we did not put actual Jell-O into our molds, but rather followed our own whole foods recipe, featuring grass-fed beef gelatin. (That would be the red can you see featured so prominently in this photo.)
We added mixed berries, beets (believe it or not!), and coconut milk. The coconut milk made them so rich and creamy, the copious amounts of gelatin made them much more substantial and filling than Jell-O, the berries made them sweet, and the beets added just a slight earthy flavor. Lucien gobbled a couple up that morning! He was so proud of his culinary accomplishment.
And we visited the park for an egg hunt with friends.
Lucien loved the playground. He collected a whole bag full of eggs at the hunt, then sat down and methodically examined the contents of all of them. Raisins and stickers – they were a hit!