Thursday, March 27, 2008

After Easter Clean-Up

Easter grass is a major no-no in our house.  Won't buy it.  It's messy and probably bad for the environment.  Easter grass, right up there with Christmas tinsel is a nuisance not to be bothered with.
But plastic Easter eggs ... how do you boycott those?  I guess you don't.  So when I read this idea on re-using eggs over at My Ice Cream Diary I thought I'd give it a shot.  


What's for dinner?


Mom, that's silly.


What's Inside?


Crack it open.


Scrambled eggs!  Fun.


She had other fun ideas to check out.  I've never seen my kids eat dinner with such pleasure.  I wonder if this will work for brussel sprouts?

26 comments:

Mary said...

From the looks on their faces, they clearly enjoyed cracking open their eggs! What a fun idea :)
I keep finding the plastic eggs every where! He's been playing with them all week.
Love how your little guy is wearing medals very proudly in these pictures :)

Misty said...

Jamie, Jamie, Jamie.

I am still laughing.....

First I was thinking.... Hmmmm.... chicken nuggets, maybe?

But no.

No, no, no.

It was scrambled eggs.

I love you.

And what a great Mama, you are.

Seriously, I am going to go stuff something in an egg now....

Misty said...

PS: Or even better yet.... Tell your eggs to tell MY EGGS to POP.....

**snicker, snicker**

Lori said...

how fun is that! I bet they thought that was just the coolest thing

Amy said...

You are Egg-stremely clever, sista friend! They looks so happy and cute!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Hmm . . . I usually tuck the eggs away for use the next year (I've been using the same ones for Mr. Husband's basket for years). Perhaps I should whip them out and see if they work on Miss Pickles.

tommie said...

I am totally stealing this idea! Job well done by the surprised looks on their faces.

Karen said...

That is so cute! Look at them being all smiles and EATING! Good show, mom. :)

Angela said...

Good idea

Lindsey said...

WHAT a DARLING idea! Kuddos to you and your creativity! I love it and I just may steal it from you:)

LaskiGal said...

You. ARE just TOO COOL for words!!!

Luv it.

CC said...

This is a great idea. Except that I hate scrambled eggs. If you'd had barf coming out I'd have reacted similarly. So, I'm going to try to remember this idea with broccoli inside. Broccoli. yum.

Wendi said...

Hi Jamie! I hopped over from Classy Chaos! What a cute post. I will have to remember this next year. Very clever girl you are!

RJTrue said...

OMG how I've missed you during my MIA time. I'm finally catching up!
And I LOVE the pic!!!

Hope all's well!

Curvaliscious said...

Thanks for the idea! I love your blog and read fairly regularly. Come visit me sometime when your bored LOL

katydidnot said...

that's the best thing ever. seriously. love it. and those kids? surely you need a babysitter.

Amber M. said...

Brilliant. Seriously.

OHmommy said...

Oh man.... that looks like fun.

You need to share more of your secrets.

Cheri said...

This is GREAT!!! You are one cool mama.

I'm going to fill Laura's plastic eggs with cement and throw them at . . . wait, not really.

BTW, what did Chase do to win all those medals around his neck???

Cheri said...

P.S. I re-use the same plastic eggs each year, except this year we added some "duck" designed eggs to the collection.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Aw, this just made my day. Thanks for linking but thank even more for actually trying one of my ideas.

Happy Days said...

great idea!!

Mr Lady said...

You are so much smarter than me, I am at a loss for words.

Misty said...

DUDE. You are my NUMBER ONE! I just posted a second post about this. Read and give an earful. I have one of two choices.

Love you RIGHT back!

Amy said...

That is a brilliant idea! Too bad I already tossed all my eggs or I would definitely do that!

Lisa said...

I stole your idea & made these special eggs yesterday for my two lovely ladies. They thought it was most excellent!!! My oldest, Goosey, told everyone about it for the rest of the day. Thanks for helping me be Supermom!!!

PS - You have the most fabulous taste in music. All the artists you have listed (especially Dave) are my favorites!