tomorrow's a holiday- great friday! and sunday's easter! i miss the marzipan eggs marz-o-rin makes. large enough for a marzipan ostrich to have laid em. hard as rock and sweet as only marzipan can be. wrapped up in foil and tied with ribbon to a bright yellow cotton chick. (no, not that kind of.. never mind)
chocolate eggs just aren't the same somehow. had quite a few of them last easter- cadburys made ones that had a realistic-looking yellowish yolk inside.
a little known american easter activity- blowing up peeps
peeps are fat pink and yellow marshmallow "treats" shaped like hens. they're all over US stores before easter.
they taste horrible. practically beg to be blown up.
gather a group of easter revellers. paint eggs. eat egg salad and devilled eggs and lots of candy. then, place a peep or two on a paper plate. gather everyone in the kitchen, switch off the light and place the plate in the microwave. turn it on. watch the peep get larger and larger bathed in the microwave light. it slowly puffs up all over. grotesque? yes. but very funny, specially as it deflates back to a puddle.
(jenn, it was your idea. take a bow)
no animals were harmed in the activity.