Easter is a time for most to come together and share a meal with those we care for. I give thanks at this time for many things, but I also thank those who produce the food I eat. Whether large or small, farmers do feed most of us. So if you are lucky enough to have birds in your care and production enough to share, thank you!
If you are going to hunt with real eggs away from home, the secret is the cooler and ice packs you carry the eggs in. This will keep the eggs cold. Keep eggs in their cartons and in the cooler until just before the kids are to hunt for eggs. We did this in the morning while it was still cool, and then pop the real eggs back in the cooler just after the kids have found them. Any eggs with broken shells should be thrown away.
Eggs are a versatile food. I always enjoy egg salad sandwiches after Easter with my pigmented hard cooked eggs. Folks around the lunch table would marvel at what I am eating, but are envious when they try my egg salad with spicy brown mustard and a touch of red onion for crunch. Enjoy.