I wandered out of doors this morning to run some errands. I needed to go to the bank, the library, and Shopko. Like others that I chat with, I am tired of this long-lasting winter. It’s been sunny here in Wisconsin, but so darn cold! The sun has brought the birds to my feeder, a group of three cardinals and other sweet little birdies. But, don’t get me wrong, I want to open my windows soon, and air out this stagnant atmosphere.
I ran my errands and at the end, stopped at Shopko. I needed to take a look at their vitamin section. When I got there, another lady was planted in front of the vitamins I desired. I walked off, deciding to look around until the other lady was finished looking. I found the candy aisle! “Oh, yes, Easter Candy! I might as well get my candy now while I’m here,” I thought.
It’s hard buying candy, isn’t it? You always have to be economical, and don’t say, “Then why don’t you go to Walmart?” I HATE Walmart, it is evil and I boycotted it years ago! So, I wandered around the candy aisles and carefully picked out traditional favorites my family enjoys. I grabbed jelly beans, cream filled eggs, peanut butter eggs, and Peeps! I ended up putting a few things back in the end, because I am making some cut out sugar cookies. I will make the dough tomorrow, freeze it, and finish them up next week, right before Easter Sunday.
One of the new things I saw at the store were big chocolate bunnies that you could break apart. Russel Stover and Hershey’s each had a version of this boxed chocolate bunny. I thought that is a good idea for two reasons: first, if you are sharing, you can easily break off a piece for someone. Second, if you are trying to be good you could eat one section a day and it is conveniently divided up for you already.
I saw this neat idea on Facebook, where someone dyed their Easter eggs with Kool-Aid packets. I am going to try that and see how well it works. No one in our family really likes hard boiled eggs, so I have been blowing out eggs we use and saving the shells. That should make it go quicker because I don’t have to boil the eggs. I will post some pictures when I’m done so you can see how well it works.
I’m glad I have a good start on Easter, it will be here shortly!
Have a nice evening!