Posted on April 11, 2012
Easter Sushi and Colored Eggs
Being far away from families is hard on the holidays. For my family, Easter is my favorite. Not necessarily for the religious part, but for the family part. Our family isn’t too large, but sometimes its hard to get us all together. But everyone makes it for Easter. It’s also a big weekend for celebrating birthdays. Lots of Spring-time babies.
Needless to say, I was sad that Brian and I couldn’t make it home this year. So, we decided to have Easter fun of our own. We dyed Easter Eggs, made Banana Puddin’ Pie and made Sushi!
Hand Dyed Easter Eggs!
1 dozen eggs, hard boiled.
wire to bend into an egg dipper
There are many ways to make an awesome Easter Egg.
All of our completed eggs! Many styles, all fun and yummy.
A Family Tradition: To open your easter egg, you must sneak up behind them and crack it on their head! (The HB seems to disapprove of this tradtion….Maybe because I’m just sneakier than him)
Banana Puddin’ Pie!
A special HB deserves his favorite dessert on Easter! A super simple homemade banana puddin’ pie, from scratch! You COULD cheat and sub out the homemade custard for a box of pudding mix….IF YOU ARE LAZY…Just kidding!! I love boxed pudding, but I had some ingredients to use up.
I got this recipe off the side of a ‘Nila Wafer Box, but it’s good. Just be sure to eat it quick! Banana pudding gets gross if it sits for more than an evening, in my opinion…
Puddin’ Pie Ingredients:
1/2 box of ‘Nila Wafers
Cut up your bananas and get out the ‘Nila Wafers. Starting with the custard, layer: custard, bananas, wafers. End with the custard.
Then whip the egg whites with sugar. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A STAND MIXER: don’t kill yourself…make whipped cream instead….It’s not worth it, I promise!!
1 cup of Heavy cream
A couple tps of Sugar
a splash of vanilla
If you made the Meringue, then bake it at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until brown on top. Then EAT IT!!
Useful things to have:
seaweed or soy wrapers
cup of water
cut up veggies (cucumber, carrots, avocado, scallions, etc.)
The HB made a tempura batter, butterflied the shrimp, then fried them in some super hot oil.
Honestly, I would use a little less rice and roll it tighter, but it’s very pretty!
Hope you all had a great Easter, whether you went to church, had a great meal, went on a Easter Egg hunt, or made sushi!