Egg Hunts & Yummy Dips

With Easter rapidly approaching, we decided to go ahead and bring out the ol’ Easter baskets and plastic eggs this week.  We will spend countless hours hiding and discovering these eggs between now and Easter, but seriously?  You can only hide 24 eggs in the same living room so many times!  Oh well, the kids love it, so we are all for it.

   To make things easier, and to keep fighting to a minimum, each child has their own set of eggs to find.  Avery has shiny eggs, Tylan has sports eggs, and Destiny has print eggs.  Paxton has regular, which he seems to think are quite delicious.  He made sure to taste test each color in his basket right away.

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  Once the kids had their jammies on, the First Easter Egg Hunt of the season began…..

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  They had a lot of fun but all too soon, it was bedtime for everybody.  Especially Paxton.

  Pax had been entertaining himself on the floor during all the festivities.  This being his first Easter, he was quite fascinated with his furry basket and the contents therein.

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  Suddenly, the ducky basket was NOT so fun, and he began to feel a bit distressed…..

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  He quickly spotted his “Ma-ma” and crawled over to me for comfort, and in true Paxton form, quickly tried to grab and ingest my camera lens.

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  This is the part where I informed him, oh-so-kindly, that I did NOT want his sweet but slobbery little fingers on my lens.100

He was not impressed.

 

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Hey, are you still watching how sad you made me?

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Good, cause I am getting a bit sleepy here.  {YAWN}

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  Are you SURE I can’t touch this pretty lens just one teeny little bit?

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  Still a no-no, huh.

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Even if I put on my CUTEST pouty face and shed a tear?!?!?!?!? 

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{SIGH} Fine.  Take me to bed, that was exhausting.

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Goodnight sweet baby Pax!  XOXO

   Now that all the little ones are tucked snug in their beds, I have 2 yummy recipes to share with you: 

Dips! 

Oh, how I love thee.

  We do a Sunday Night Snack supper each week, as has been tradition since I was a little girl.  It’s the perfect time for me to try new appetizer recipes without waiting for a party invite! Yay! 🙂 

  In addition to whatever appetizers I am wanting to try at the time, Dale always makes his infamous seasoned popcorn in our stir-crazy popper, and we have it with fresh fruit, orange julius’s or something equally yummy! 

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   Sunday Nights are fun, since we do something together as a family.  My mom comes over, and we play board games or watching the kid’s favorite show, America’s Funniest Home Videos……all while eating in the LIVING ROOM! {Gasp} What a treat!

  Here are 2 of our favorite dips, one an old favorite, one brand new:

Corn Dip

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16 oz. Hyland’s Chive Sour Cream Dip

2- 11 oz. cans Mexicorn, drained

1 – 10 oz. cans Rotell, drained.  Use half a can of Original, and half Hot. Dale likes all hot, but then no one else can eat with him. {HEY! Maybe that’s the POINT????? Turkey.}  You can freeze remaining Rotell for next time!  Drain corn and rotell well and mix with Chive dip in a medium bowl. 

Chill until serving to allow flavors to blend.  Serve with Frito Scoops. (no substitutes)  

Cucumber Cracker Spread from The Country Cook

Ingredients:

½ Cucumber (peeled and cut into chunks)
3 Green Onions (trim Off Roots)
1 block (8 Oz.) Cream Cheese, Softened
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
⅛ teaspoon Salt

Chopped fresh tomatoes for garnish, optional but delicious!

Finely chop the cucumber and green onions.  In a medium bowl, combine chopped veggies, softened cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce and salt.  Beat until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate overnight, it’s WORTH the wait!  Serve on crackers. 

(Or on an Everything Bagel, which I have not yet tried.  There is none left! Maybe next time?)   🙂

  Have a great weekend!

~T

 

Linking to: Easter Traditions Bunny Blog Hop

And So Sweet Sunday’s

Thanks Patti & Kim, for inviting me to link up with your blogs!

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21 thoughts on “Egg Hunts & Yummy Dips

    • “Healthier” is such a nice way to look at it! lol 🙂 I adore Lipton’s in sour cream with Ruffle’s potato chips…mmmmm!!! This dip needs the Scoops though or it doesn’t taste right. Come back and tell me what you think if you make it!!!

  1. Okay we are major popcorn fans here. What is in Dale’s seasoned popcorn!? You caught my attention there! We can’t get rotel here!

    • Olive oil, 1 cup white popcorn kernels, a Stir-crazy popper and you’re set. While its warm he shakes a bunch of Sea salt, Lawry’s seasoned salt and a bit of Butter Buds seasoning. My best friend and her hubby BEG us to bring it on date night for the movies. lol 🙂

      • Dale says make sure you use enough regular Olive oil (he doesn’t know an official amount, how helpful! lol 😛 ) and to season while popcorn is hot. Butter buds are shakeable butter granuals in the seasoning section of the grocery store. I am sure its not that healthy, but I have to admit, its so stinkin’ awesome on popcorn!!!! Let us know how it goes!

  2. I only have extra virgin, which would give it too strong of taste. Also, I’m not allowed to make popcorn in a pot. I burn it every time! My Stepdad Doug got me an air popper last christmas 🙂 I know i’ll be ‘ruining’ the recipe, but i’ll skip the olive oil, mix in melted butter and then add sea salt and lawrys! Will let you know how it goes after I steal some lawrys from my mom’s house 🙂

    • I think an air popper would be fine! Not ruining at all. 🙂 Melted butter will help the seasonings stick, so I bet you’ll be fine. You are right about Olive oil, extra virgin is SOO strong in flavor. All this popcorn talk is making me hungry for some. 🙂

  3. Paxton is absolutely adorable – even with tears streaming down his face…LOL. Your captions underneath had me laughing so hard. What do you mean I can chew on your lens?
    I’m so happy the cracker spread turned out good. I am definitely gonna throw some tomatoes on mine the next time I make it!
    Hugs to you!

  4. Awww, your children are too precious, especially your precious baby boy. Isn’t it funny how much more we love our babies when they’re crying like the world is over? My baby girl is quite dramatic when she’s upset, and I think what makes her even more upset in those moments is Mommy laughing at her. 😉

    I would love for you to stop by my blog today and link up this cute Easter egg hunt to So Sweet Sundays! Also, those dips look super yummy!

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

  5. Hi I found you on the So sweet sunday link party and love your egg hunt! My kids have played egg hunts non-stop since april 1st all over the house too. I’m afraid by the time it’s actually Easter I’ll have to buy all new eggs from the ones that were hidden and never found! ha ha! Thanks for sharing!
    -Angela
    http://loveseweetlove.blogspot.com/

    • Thanks for the comment, Angela! I feel ya! We count out a specific amount to hide but never manage to pack the same amount back up at the end of the season. Good thing plastic eggs are so cheap and easy to come by! LOL 🙂

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  8. What an adorable post…love those crocodile tears on Pax’s face….what a darlin! I am SO making this corn dip this weekend…thanks for sharing that recipe again. Don’t believe I was acquainted with you last Easter, and I can see I’ve really missed out…on more yum recipes and adorable pix of your Pax…and tribe. Great and fun idea to hide those eggs…we do that with our grandkids too…hide them again and again. What fun!

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