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Dying Easter Eggs | GBGV | Monday Mischief

March 18, 2013

Friends, Easter is fast approaching and one of the most important tasks in my preparations for this holiday is the dyeing of Easter eggs.  Eggs, oh boy do I love eggs! Mom always makes Katie and I eggs on Saturday mornings after our long adventure walk and we just love them! Easter is also a tough time of year for me since I am a devout wabbit hunter by nature, but I give that up for Lent every year and these eggs are a very helpful diversion. In my Monday Mischief post today I am going to show you how I go about dyeing Easter eggs.

Egg Equipment

The most important thing I need to do is to get a hold of Henrietta the chicken, my best egg cooking friend.  She has been around for years and she still puts out perfectly cooked eggs.  Not only does she do great work, she is super cute, don’t you think? I also have to get some eggs together, egg dye, that mystery pencil and some Easter decorations to get me in the mood.

I put the eggs in Henrietta and turn her on for hard boiled eggs, she will chirp at me when the eggs are done. At this point I have mom come and help me get the eggs into some cold water – you don’t want to risk burning your delicate paws!

Yummy Hard Boiled Eggs

Remember you are working with colored dye, so make sure you wear an apron to keep your chest fur from becoming colored and you may need to wash your paw fur if it starts getting colored.  Since I have a beard and long floppy ears, I also need to make sure my beard hair and ears don’t land in the egg cups.

Pretty Colored Eggs

Next I get out my egg color cups and put some vinegar in them along with the egg color tablets. Once the tablets dissolve, I add water. Next I have to write or draw with the magic pencil if I want any part of the egg to stay white and then I put one egg at a time in the egg cups and let them sit a few minutes until they are the right color.  When I take them out I put them on a paper towel to dry and then put more eggs in the cups.  Always get a good close up look at the egg in the cup to make sure the color is as you want it.

Check The Dye Process

When all the eggs are colored and dry I put them in an Easter basket with some Easter grass and call in the GBGV Easter bunny to take it from there.  I think she actually might hide the eggs for humans to find, but I am not sure.  Happy Easter Egg Dying…and stay tuned next week on Tasty Tuesday as I will be baking some Easter bunny carrot cookies!

Time For The Easter Bunny

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  1. March 18, 2013 06:53

    I am pleased you didn’t dye the tips of your ears!

    • March 19, 2013 06:22

      I know, I love my long floppys but sometimes they get in lots of trouble!

      • March 20, 2013 03:48

        I bet! I ahve enough trouble with mine!!

  2. March 18, 2013 07:01

    Excellent job. One good thing about being brown dawgs, we do not have to worry about stray die…lol. Just love this photo shoot!

    • March 18, 2013 08:44

      Very good point! My poor sister is solid white so no dying eggs for her!

  3. March 18, 2013 07:37

    Well done! We’re going to do the same thing soon. Love those ears on you! 😀

  4. March 18, 2013 07:41

    You’re a pro, Emma! Mom and I are grinning like mad at all your photos! That took some careful planning and work on someone’s part, we are sure.

    Bunny

    • March 18, 2013 08:45

      Well, you are correct, I had to plan in order to dye those eggs and then I had to get mom to behave with her camera, that is the hard part 😉

  5. March 18, 2013 07:56

    My Mom and I are soooo impressed with all that you do! You even dye eggs? Wow!!! Your photos are just fantastic..you need to have a book 🙂

    • March 18, 2013 08:46

      Thank you! Mom and I are actually working on my first book right now. We hope to have it out by November.

  6. mollieandalfie permalink
    March 18, 2013 08:28

    Emma, you are fantastic in the kitchen 🙂 I’m gonna get my Humom to make some for us.Have a wonderful eggy Momday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. March 18, 2013 08:29

    Yummm, so colorful and delicous, what more could you want?!

  8. March 18, 2013 09:21

    Good job dying those eggs! You know I hadn’t realized how close Easter was!

  9. barkandchatter permalink
    March 18, 2013 10:06

    You are so clever Emma! You’ve inspired us – we’re going to try it! 🙂

  10. March 18, 2013 10:22

    Emma…you look fabulous in your cooking apron and hat! And wow!! You sure know how to dye some very pretty eggs. Maybe you should make one for each of us.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

    • March 18, 2013 11:58

      I could make them for all my friends and hide them in the snow in my yard!

  11. March 18, 2013 10:44

    Looking good! And Eko is ready to chase rabbits with you any time.

  12. goldenwoofs permalink
    March 18, 2013 11:03

    Woof! Woof! Oh My Emma. You do the old fashion way. LOVE it! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. March 18, 2013 11:47

    Your eggs are gorgeous!! We don’t color eggs anymore and we don’t have a Henrietta, but if we did, we’d use your method for sure!

    • March 18, 2013 12:00

      Well, you can just eat the eggs plain, they taste the same, great!

  14. March 18, 2013 12:47

    Emma, you need to come over to my house!!! WOW…just WOW what GREAT photos!!! I am in awe!!!

    • March 18, 2013 14:18

      Why thank you! Mom is far from a professional but she is trying her best. It is not easy to train a photographer but at least the model knows what she is doing 😉

  15. dogloverofmax@gmail.com permalink
    March 18, 2013 12:48

    I am just blown away by this photo shoot!!! Wow! Come on over and help the cooking challenged here in Texas Emma!! 🙂

  16. March 18, 2013 13:00

    Great pics. I especially like the one of you in the bunny ears. You are so helpful!

    • March 18, 2013 14:20

      Thanks…wonder if I could bag more wabbits wearing those ears when I am tracking them outside???

  17. March 18, 2013 13:35

    OMD, you so remind me of the swedish chef from the muppet show! (except you are MUCH cuter!) this post is adorable and very informative. thanks for the lesson on dying easter eggs.
    wags, bailey

    • March 18, 2013 14:20

      That is a new one, I have heard Julia Childs a lot, I will have to look up the Swedish Chef as I love the muppets, they are so fun!

  18. March 18, 2013 15:09

    Great job. Daisy and Scooby would have ate all the eggs before they finished. LOL

    • March 18, 2013 15:18

      Heavens no! Mom has to peel the shell off for me first 😉

  19. March 18, 2013 16:11

    Hi Emma! I absolutely love your friend the GBGV Easter bunny! LOL Good job on the egg dyeing–so glad you didn’t spoil your beautiful chest hair and beard! Also, I would kiss you whether your Irish or not! LOL

    • March 18, 2013 18:24

      Sounds like you enjoyed my work, that always warms my GBGV heart 🙂

  20. March 18, 2013 17:03

    I’m slightly embarrassed! When I read your blog title, I thought it meant the easter eggs were dying, and I thought maybe the easter bunny had gone on strike BOL
    You are so clever to colour the eggs Ems and so photogenic too!

    • March 18, 2013 18:25

      Hmmm…maybe an idea for another post but I hate to put a damper on Easter 😉 You are funny!

  21. March 18, 2013 18:29

    Omg Emma! Your such a little homemaker! So cute!!!!! This is the perfect Easter card!

  22. March 18, 2013 20:12

    OMD, your photos are hilarious! Love!
    Your pals,
    DIane and Rocco

  23. BunkThePug permalink
    March 18, 2013 20:13

    You are so ridiculous. How did your humans ever convince you to get in that crazy outfit? lol! I’m glad you like Easter, because we are having a contest going on right now over at Bunkblog! Today’s prize is a custom painting, so come check it out!

  24. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    March 19, 2013 09:07

    Wow Emma,

    You’re so organized and clever! I’ve never made Easter Eggs, but I’d love to get one of those Henrietta’s – how cool!! I don’t think my Mum’s ever seen one of those before!

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • March 19, 2013 09:10

      They have them all over in Germany, it was hard to find her here but mom did eventually find one 🙂 Watch your fur since you are shaggy like me, you may dye yourself 😉

  25. March 19, 2013 11:57

    I love those photos so much! And you are such a good girl. When my furry gang helps in the kitchen the results are usually… not so good 😉

    • March 19, 2013 14:45

      Oh, I am great in the kitchen and I clean up the floor when I am done too 🙂

  26. FleaByte permalink
    March 19, 2013 14:39

    Henrietta is adorable. 🙂 I think your ears would look amazing with dyed tips. 🙂 Very punk.

    • March 19, 2013 14:46

      Oh, my! I don’t know how mom would feel about that, she doesn’t appreciate my green paws after she mows the lawn!

  27. March 19, 2013 15:30

    Looks like you did a wonderful job and you look amazing in those bunny ears!

  28. March 19, 2013 19:22

    I’ve never gotten in to the coloring part of eggs. I just hunt and eat! But you did a fine job — those eggs look grand!

    • March 20, 2013 06:20

      Thanks, it is always fun and then we get to eat them over the next couple weeks 🙂

  29. March 19, 2013 20:34

    Great job with those eggs. I must say – that GBGV Easter Bunny has a VERY familiar face. I think maybe I know her from somewhere….

  30. dogloverofmax@gmail.com permalink
    March 21, 2013 18:41

    Hi! Please email me at dogloverofmax@gmail.com because you are the winner of the two bags of treats contest at Max’s blog at http://www.bestpupintheworld.blogspot.com – Yea you! Congrats!!!

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