Though circumstances have completely flipped as a result of social distancing and shelter at home mandates, Easter is still around the corner and festivities are in order. Sure, Easter egg hunts will look a whole lot different now and will vary depending on the celebrants, the one constant is the amount of delicious seasonal candies and treats there will be to go around.
If you’re looking to level up your run of the mill chocolate Easter egg experience, why not do it with one that has wild honey peanut butter occupying all its insides with not one, but two layers — done by none other than the chocolate artists at Compartés.
Long having the reputation as arguably the world’s best chocolate bars, Compartés solidifies that rep with this luxurious chocolate Easter egg offering. These eggs are a part of a lineup of Easter treats that the chocolatier is offering for the season. Other goodies include an edible chocolate Easter basket, chocolate-dipped Easter Peeps, and a 24-karat big-eared Easter bunny. And with Compartés offering free shipping right now, it’s possible to send these treats to loved ones — including yourself, because self-care 2020.
Spring is here and we’re officially in Peeps season, folks. Love them or hate them, with the advent of Spring comes such a hype for these little animal-shaped marshmallows that continues to polarize both classrooms and offices alike. Almost as much as candy corn. Almost.
Leaning into the spirit of Peeps, 7-Eleven just released two new beverage options, both inspired by the prolific, ear-forward marshmallow treat.
The first is a Peeps-flavored Slurpee, which the brand has been teasing since February. This marks the first-ever marshmallow-flavored Slurpee from 7-Eleven (what were they waiting for??). Second, Peeps takes the form of a Peeps Latte that’s offered in the hot beverage dispensing machines.
Those looking for a sweet kick of marshmallow should be sure to give these drinks a taste!
Peeps lovers, you can check out these flavors at your local 7-Eleven throughout the month of April. You can also have them delivered for free through 7Now, 7-Eleven’s delivery service, with the promo code FREE4U.
Do you have too many leftover hard-boiled eggs after the Easter? Throwing them away is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Instead, use them in the following smart ways, in dishes perfect for any time of the day.
Leftover hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein not to be wasted. Especially since they’re already cooked. Having them on hand after Easter is good news because you won’t need to spend too much time in the kitchen this week. You can use them for snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or whatever dish you want.
What to do with leftover hard-boiled eggs
Deviled eggs as a snack
Leftover hard-boiled eggs are almost like an invitation for you to make deviled eggs! It’s like they’re saying you’re not allowed to skip this tasty snack when you’re left with so many dyed eggs after Easter. You can make them the classic way, by filling them with a mixture made of yolks, mayonnaise, and mustard. Then, try all kind of toppings, from green olives to crumbled bacon, from chili and jalapeno to chives and roasted bell pepper, or smoked salmon and capers, and many kinds of cheese: Cheddar, feta, or blue cheese. Just combine your deviled eggs with whatever foods you like most!
If you want, you can incorporate the toppings into the filling. Just add your favorite ingredients to the mixture. Choose between cream cheese, Greek yogurt, soy sauce, and very finely chopped capers, dill, spring onion, crab, avocado, pancetta, chili, and so on.
You can also try to make deviled fried eggs like in our recipe:
When you don’t have time to make these, simply halve the leftover hard-boiled eggs and spread some of your favorite mustard or mayonnaise on them. They’re the perfect snack!
Eggs goldenrod for breakfast
One of the most interesting ways of using leftover hard-boiled eggs is making eggs goldenrod. Sounds a bit on the fancy side, but don’t worry, it’s easy enough to make them. Just chop the egg whites and finely grate the yolks (you can press them through a sieve too).
Make a Bechamel sauce, by melting butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, then adding flour and whisking until it’s nutty and golden, for 1 to 2 minutes. Then, whisk in milk and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens; it should take about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat, season with salt and pepper, let it cool a little, and then add the chopped egg whites in it.
Toast some bread slices, then butter them. Add the Bechamel mixture, and top the toasts with the yolks, and if you want, some fresh chives and paprika powder.
Various salads for lunch
Boiled eggs add protein to a healthy salad. So you should take advantage of them especially after Easter (when you’ve probably eaten too much) and add eggs to your fresh salads in the week that comes after Easter.
So which are the greatest combos? It depends on your tastes. For a healthy salad, choose fresh veggies like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, baby spinach, radishes, celery, mushrooms, avocado, onions, spring onions, steamed broccoli, mozzarella, Cheddar, feta, or other cheeses, shrimp, cooked fish, chickpeas, or olives.
Another tasty salad that makes a great combo with eggs is a classic potato salad, but this one has more calories.
Egg salad for dinner
This is a simple way of reducing effort every evening you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Coarsely chop your leftover hard-boiled eggs, and combine them with mayonnaise, mustard, diced celery, lemon or lime juice, salt, and pepper. You can also use spring onions or chives in the mixture.
You can serve your classic egg salad with greens or in a sandwich, along with some fresh veggies or slices of meat or smoked fish.
Pickled eggs, bruschetta, and open-faced sandwiches
Pickled eggs are typically hard-boiled eggs that are cured in vinegar or brine. We made them in a mixture of water, peppercorns, bay leaves, sugar, white wine vinegar, and canned beetroot, for a nice red color. As with many foods, this was originally a way to preserve the food so that it could be eaten months later. The eggs can stay in the solution as little as one day and as much as several months, but a long exposure to the pickling solution may result in a rubbery texture.
Bruschetta or open-face sandwiches are also an incredibly delicious solution for your leftover Easter eggs. You can choose the one-minute way: spread grainy mustard on a few crackers, then top them with hard-boiled egg slices and fresh chives.
Or you can choose to make more complex open-faced sandwiches. Try combos of eggs with guacamole, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, roasted bell peppers, pickles, bacon, ham, prosciutto, cheese, or tuna salad. Of course, you can opt for anything else, because the combos are infinite!
Whether you celebrate Easter for religious reasons or are just in it for the free candy, it’s definitely clear that Peeps are the modern telltale sign that the holiday is here. A better way to say that, to be honest, is that you know Easter is around the corner when everyone starts putting Peeps into everything.
This Peeps Cereal is definite proof of the iconic association the holiday and the treat now have. Created by Kellogg’s, this limited edition cereal is like a mixture of Froot Loops and Lucky Charms. It consists of multi-colored, marshmallow flavored cereal alongside plenty of actual mini marshmallows.
While there are no actual cereal pieces shaped like Peeps, the flavor and neon-colored cereal are meant to mimic the taste of the fluffy marshmallow chicks.
Kellogg’s created this Peeps Cereal as a limited-edition product, so it should hang around in stores like Walmart and Target nationwide for a little bit past Easter before it disappears from the shelves.
Easter is weeks away but Tim Hortons has already begun celebrating the spring holiday with the release of their newest donut. For fans of the time-honored Cadbury Mini Egg, this is a must-cop.
Tim Hortons locations across the United States have begun selling these new Cadbury Mini Egg Donuts.
The donuts are covered with white fondant, green sprinkles, and finished with a nest of three Cadbury Mini Eggs resting on top. Cadbury’s mini eggs are made with a rich and creamy milk chocolate and covered in a crispy candy shell that come in a variety of pastel colors.
Visually, it’s one of the coolest fast food donuts I’ve seen. Part of me, however, wishes these were also filled with Cadbury’s famous egg creme. But perhaps that’s a discussion for another Easter drop.
Those looking to sink their teeth into this Easter addition can find them at all Tim Hortons locations across the US through April 21.
While many spent Easter Sunday at church, or conducting egg hunts, this guy chilled outside of a Chipotle and counted all the people walking up to the door then sadly walking away after realizing it was closed for Easter.
Ben Goodman jumped on his Snapchat and just waited by the closed Pennsylvania-area Chipotle. Little by little, people would walk up, tug on the door, and ultimately realize that they would not get to munch on their precious burritos that Sunday.
He ended up counting a total of 20 people, adding a little bit of funny commentary here and there, as he sat and ate at the restaurant next door.
That’s a lot of disappointed people, but they shouldn’t be eating Chipotle’s pseudo Mexican, garbage hipster burritos anyway.
The Last Supper is probably the most famous dinner in history, and using clues from the Bible and historical analysis, you can get a pretty good idea of what Jesus Christ and his apostles consumed that night.
You probably could have guessed that wine was used to wash down the meal, but Vivino, “The World’s Largest Wine App,” brought together a group of experts to conclude that JC and the gang probably drank “something like a modern-day Amarone.”
The expertise in this group ranged from a professor of Theology and Scripture, to an adjunct professor of anthropology, who directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.
They came to this conclusion with several factors involved, such as the history of wine-making in Jerusalem during that time period, the area’s taste for “rich, concentrated wine,” and the archaeological findings of wine, which lead researchers to believe winemakers would use dried out grapes to make a sweet, thick wine.
Another common wine-making procedure was adding pomegranates, mandrakes, saffron, and cinnamon to give wine a little more flavor.
Easter is only a couple weeks away and we’re seeing a lot more Peeps pop up the closer we get. While some Peeps-inspired innovations can be pretty delicious, others have us second-guessing the concept of food fusion.
Like this Peeps Pizza.
A recent tweet from @AustinOnSocial showed the world that maybe not everything should be thrown onto a pizza, BroBible reported. In fact, his tweet was even bold enough to state this was better than pineapple pizza. While the topic of pineapples on pizza isn’t something we’d like to get into, it’s definitely more appetizing than this monstrosity.
This ‘Peepza’ drew the full ire of Twitter. Like with the rest of the Internet, users of the social media platform were not afraid to voice their opinions and concerns regarding this cheesy monster of Frankenstein.