Thirteen Easter-time goodies at Casa de T
1. Peeps: These must always sit out at least a day or two before being considered even remotely edible. Yellow chicks are the more traditional, but the rabbits are easier to eat.
2. Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs, preferable Hershey's: They really are better- I am really picky about the Easter chocolates.
3. Cadbury mini eggs- NOT the creme eggs- just the small, candy-coated chocolate eggs. The chocolate is divine- DIVINE, I tell you! The preferred method of eating is to pop the whole thing (it's about the size of a Jordan almond)in your mouth and suck on it lightly, so as not to break the shell prematurely, softening the chocolate to an almost liquid consistency.
4. Nerds jelly beans: Oh my gosh, who knew? It's a bumpy, Nerds candy coating AROUND a small, very soft and chewy jelly bean. It's sweet, it's sour, it's crunchy, it's chewy. The only thing is that the red ones are not so good- strange watermelon flavor that I do not care for.
5. Traditional jelly beans- preferably Brachs: Except the purple ones. And the white. What are they supposed to taste like?
6. Chicks and Rabbits: We always buy a bag of these- they are yellow and blue versions of Circus Peanuts, only in chick and rabbit shapes. Mr. T LOVES these.
7. Reese's peanut butter filled eggs: We had these this year- they are foil wrapped, smallish eggs as opposed to an egg-shaped peanut butter cup, which admittedly, is a better candy.
8. Whoppers eggs- candy coated: Skip the candy-coating. I like the chocolate, and I like the malted-milk ball center. The outside coating is just a waste.
9. Dyed eggs- dyed with the simplest, plainest PAAS egg dying kit available. One tablet, 6 TB of white vinegar and cold water. Copper wire egg dipper. No fancy-shmancy for us. We eat deviled eggs and egg salad for DAYS.
10. Chocolate bunny: Nothing too big to eat- just a little something. Ears, then head, then the rest.
11. Money: We put these in the plastic Easter egg-hunt eggs. We like for it to be a bit of a gamble, so we put candy in some, nothing in some, quarters in some, dollar coins in some and a $5 bill in one. Claire scored the 5 spot this year, and do you know? The kids were all perfectly ok with her winning.
12. Some trinket that fits nicely in the basket but they don't really like, need or want. I've got to work on this one. Last year they each got a DVD- that worked well. Maybe a book?
13. That freaking Easter grass- that shit gets all over and we find it weeks after Easter has come and gone. One year Martha Stewart made edible Easter grass- yeah right. I am going to make the switch to green tissue paper next year. I'm usually a stickler for tradition, but that celophane crap makes me crazy.