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3 NON-Messy Ways to Dye those Eggs!

EggTastic Update on 3 different Egg Dying Methods!

Easter 4

 

1) Cool Whip Dye

2) Rice in a baggie Dye

3) Old School Box Kit (Which did have bags over cups!)

*Of course follow direction of boiling eggs and vinegar for ALL 3 described dying methods- See instructions in #1**

ALL three DID work with some variation.

1) Cool Whip. More of a pastel tie-dye effect. Pretty! Directions: Boil Eggs. Once done, spread boiled eggs out on dish towel to dry. Place eggs (gently) one at a time in plastic cup of vinegar. Set back on dish towel to dry. While eggs are cooling/drying, spread Cool Whip in glass pan, drop a few drops of food coloring here and there and use toothpick to “SWIRL” mixture.

Place egg(s) in Cool Whip and roll around until covered. Leave in the mix a few minutes before removing and wiping off excess Cool Whip.

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2) Rice in a Baggie. Now this DOES work, HOWEVER… the rice sucks up so much of the dye, that we found this worked best. Add rice to baggie. Add desired color(s) mix well. Then add boiled egg and add a drop or TWO more of desired color(s) before sealing bag to gently swirl egg around rice.

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3) We bought a kit ($2.00) that was GEL based and had baggies over dyes in cups. MUCH LESS MESS and very, very VIBRANT eggs. The directions were simply place boiled egg in baggie. Pick one or more of the gel dye colors (3 included in the kit) and drop a few drops down INTO the baggie and ONTO the egg. Gently swirl egg in the bag until desired color reached. OUR kit also came with glitter so before they dried but after we pulled them out and set them in the drying spots on the package, we sprinkled glitter on.

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Finished Product!

 

The Light Pastel eggs were Cool Whip, the the solid red and orange as seen in the 1st pic were actually rice… the super dark colors were the gel dye.

Happy Easter Egg Dying!

Bobbi Romans

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An Easter Treat! FREE for a limited time

An Accidental Basket by [Romans, Bobbi]

Through THIS EASTER weekend ONLY…. grab up my Easter Romance, “An Accidental Basket” for FREE!!!

Read the reviews-

5- Stars From R. Kurtz “Awesome!! She has lost everything & has given up on life. This book is a funny story about a woman learning to live again & the people that teach that it’s ok to laugh & love again.”

I would strongly suggest this book. It teaches about life choices & that everyone deserves to be happy.

5-Stars from P.Phan  “Author Bobbi Romans had me crying within the first couple pages of An Accidental Basket, which happens to be my first book I’ve read of hers. The opening scene was profound, well-written and just tugged at my heart. She did not just make me cry, she also managed to make me laugh throughout the rest of the book as Calyssa and Danny’s romance was wrought with interruptions when things got passionate between them. They encountered some funny moments that had me chuckling and smiling. I really enjoyed scenes where Minnie appeared and I hope she gets her own story. I am so glad I got a chance to read this author’s work.”

Get An Accidental Basket FREE here

ALSO…

For all you parents out there don’t forget to PLANT those JellyBeans tonight so that “Lollipops” sprout up tomorrow (Easter) morning!

May you all have a wonderful, heartfelt Easter filled with love!

-Bobbi Romans

 

 

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#BobbiRomansReads An American Holiday CH4 at 3:15 EST TODAY

Yep, a quick impromptu reading in about ten minutes forsaking the crew arriving back home.

As always, to hear the other chapters, from here: Bobbi Romans FB Page then click MORE then click VIDEOS and they are labeled as #BobbiRomansReads Ch1, and so forth.

Happy Sunday!

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#BobbiRomansReads CH 3 & a Recipe

UPDATE: The crew hasn’t left yet–so the reading will start at 12:45 EST

Bobbi Romans Reads, will be delayed a bit this morning. Part of my massive clan are heading out for a mini-vacay and the house has become chaotic. Wee ones running amok “is it time?” and mom packing, loading and knowing she’s forgotten something.

To play it safe, lets say NOON! Chapter Three of An American Holiday will commence NOON-ish today. (EST-04/07/17)

HERE: Bobbi Romans Reads Ch 3

As in previous notes, to watch/listen to chapters ONE and TWO, simply go here:  Then Click MORE, then select VIIDEOS. I’ve titled them #BobbiRomansReads Ch1 and so forth.

SWAMP MAGIC SERIES lovers, the books are NOW available again. Check on Simon & Schuster S & S Link or as always, Amazon.com. Swamp Magic (Bk1) Amazon

RECIPE ALERT!

So, any good cook will admit to erring in “winging” some new creation. I had mine. It was HORRID. I tried to do a surprise “fancy” breakfast… yeah, no. For dinner, I revereted to a tried and true favorite.

Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole, but DINNER style.

What’s dinner style? I add meat. I’ve also converted from my mothers, Cheese Whiz ingredient. Normal size family? Stick with the Cheese Whiz, massive crew like mine who has to make TWO pots, use Velvetta.

Basic breakdown, I brown hamburger meat with diced onions and drain. Return to pot add a family size bag of frozen chopped broccoli and a stick of butter. Over medium heat while stirring often, cook until broccoli is tender. Add one family sized can of cream of mushroom or chicken stir well, add instant rice (I actually use par-broiled but have to add more water and watch really carefully) water and cubed Velvetta and a dash or two of salt or garlic salt.

No, I didn’t give quantities because with this one, just wing it depending on your family size. I can give a typical amount, such as 3-5 pounds of ground beef, depending on how meaty you like it, rice 2 cups, water accordingly, extra butter if making a super large batch, etc.

UPDATE: Remember this?

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Never heard of this thing much less seen or eaten, and BAM! My aunt shows me a menu from a new restaurant she was raving about and LO and BEHOLD, there it is. Tamarind and date dipping sauce to the Samosas Dish!

TGIF!!

Bobbi Romans

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#BobbiRomansReads Ch 2 of An American Holiday TODAY at 10:30 AM EST

Over here: FB Profile Page

Ran a bit late this had to bump back the reading by 30 min.

Hope to see you there!

I can’t “stop” in the middle of the reading, but will linger after to answer any questions. For those unfamiliar with the story, its about coming home again, for Thanksgiving and seeing everything through adult eyes. There is plenty of food and even a recipe scattered through out the story, but ultimately, it IS a romance. *wink*

🙂
Bobbi

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#BobbiRomansReads CH1 An American Holiday 10 AM EST TODAY!

Re-reading Chapter 1 as I simply couldn’t see to read it at night.

Today at 10 AM EST!

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I THINK– that Live Videos are saved. So if you miss the time, if you see “videos” I THINK all reading videos will be there. 😉

Happy April!

 

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2 Fab Valentines Giveaways a Recipe & a NEW release!

Coming Valentines Day, I’m finally releasing the cookbook that has been so requested. It won’t be for everyone, but for those with super sized families… this one’s for you!

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Bobbi Romans Recipes for Giant Sized Families or Fairy Sized Budgets releases on February 14th 2017.

To help celebrate BOTH the release AND Valentines Day, I’ve got not ONE but TWO fun giveaways going on! Simply, 1st-go to my Amazon Author Page here: Amazon Page

then head over to my Bobbi Romans FB Page (Bobbi Romans Books) Here:BobbiRomansBooks and simply comment, “Done” to be entered.

Winners announced on February 15th 2017.

NOT in the recipe book, but for those with little ones and on tight budgets, here’s an easy something I’ve done for years on Valentines Day.

Heart Shaped Meatloaf!

No pan needed. This works for anyone’s preferred recipe, but I’ll tell you how I make mine.

3-5 pounds of ground beef

2-3 pounds of ground pork (or a tube of your favorite sausage works)

3 eggs

Sleeve of crackers (any should work fine, so grab what’s on sale) OR bread crumbs

1 Packet of DRY vegetable OR onion soup mix.

Mix meat with eggs, soup and crackers/crumbs. Kids LOVE helping make this! Just remember to have them wash their hands thoroughly when done.

On cookie sheet or preferred baking pan, shape mixture into a heart OR make individual serving hearts. ( ex: 6 eating=6 mini hearts etc) Pop into 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. DRAIN grease from pan by gently titling over grease catcher. (In my case its a small silver pan.) Squeeze ketchup over top (to make your heart(s) RED and return to oven. For mini loaves, for about 10 more  minutes, for a full loaf 15-20 more or until meatloaf is thoroughly cooked through in middle. (if you are unsure, use a meat thermometer. I make ENORMOUS loaves and cook time is typically about 30-45 min.)

Let stand about 10-15 minutes before serving.

Now, its Valentines Day, you might want a “special” meatloaf. Make it STUFFED. You can still do the heart shape, but use 1/2 the mixture and press down in your pan. Lay sliced ham and sliced Swiss in the middle. Top with remaining meat THEN form  your heart. Now you have Cordon Bleu Loaf! Instead of ketchup, use a good marinara.

Note: Because its stuffed add 5-10 minutes to cook time.

Happy Valentines Day!

Bobbi Romans

 

 

 

 

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