March 23, 2008
Painting Easter eggs with Stan and Solene
Last night we were invited over to Frederique and Francois' for dinner. We had a wonderful time and got to meet 4 friends of theirs whom we had never met... We talked a lot about politics and other issues... it was interesting! I drank a little too much- about a 1/2 glass of wine- white and red... which were all VERY good!! I also brought a little part of an American Easter tradition to share with their two kids, Stan and Solene... I think that coloring Easter eggs may be somewhat of a tradition here in France.. but first, you have to find white eggs, which is difficult.. I found some at the Kosher market down the street from us but it's the ONLY place I have seen them here in France!! I wasn't able to get ahold of my PAAZ Egg dye, so I brought over my icing dye kit and mixed it with a little water... The kids "painted" the eggs instead of dipping them in the dye mix.... but the still turned out very nice and the kids were delighted... So was I!!! I LOVE stuff like this and miss this aspect of American culture, even if the holidays are all very commercialized in America!! Here are some pics of the kids dying their eggs!!