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The Hunt is Over!

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This Week’s Recipe

The eggs have been boiled, colored on, dyed and the egg hunt is over.  Now there is one thing left, lots of hard-boiled eggs!  If your eggs were not left sitting out for a long time it is time to eat them. You can make hash, potato salad, egg salad sandwiches or add them on top of a salad.

Eggs are not only delicious and fun, but they are healthy for you too! Eggs contain one of the highest quality proteins of any food, which helps you to say fuller longer and stay energized. Eggs have over 13 different nutrients in them that aide in brain function and eye health.

In my family, with two little ones at home, we dyed one dozen eggs. After the official family hunt, and a few unofficial hunts with the kids hiding them for each other, my son asked when I would make egg salad. His favorite! With a dozen eggs to eat I looked at other recipes to enjoy as well. I have included a tasty one for you to enjoy with your leftover hard-boiled eggs.

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Bethany Clapper, Director of Development & Marketing and Mother of Two

Tip of the Week: Easter Breakfast

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Easter at our house is a big deal as we attend early morning sunrise service at our church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Then our family is usually involved in helping to prepare and serve Easter breakfast for the congregation. This is generally an egg casserole, toast, fruit and sometimes, sausage. Then we go home and take a nap before we, as parents, hide the colored eggs for the kids. It is great fun and a wonderful way to spend time together.

Egg casserole is very easy, can be mixed the day before and then baked right before eating. It consists of eggs, bread, diced ham, cheese, a tiny bit of onion, and dry mustard. Here is a good alternative for someone who likes French toast but does not want the mess in the morning. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Slice a loaf of French bread in 1” slices and lay with the cut side down in the 9 x 13 pan. Beat together 8 eggs, 3 ½ – 4 cups milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg in a bowl. Pour the egg/milk mixture over the French bread. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to eat, bake at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes, uncovered. Serve with canned fruit, syrup, or any other topping you would use on French toast. Enjoy!

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Linda Hathaway, Program Manager

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