COLUMBUS, Ohio – Whether decorated in a basket or baked into a festive dish, eggs are the centerpiece of many Easter celebrations each year. As Ohioans remain under a Stay-At-Home executive order, Ohio egg farmers’ commitment to assuring a safe and stable supply of eggs for families to enjoy has remained strong.
This Easter, Ohio egg farming families are sharing their favorite DIY recipes and crafts for Ohioans to safely enjoy at home.
“Easter has always been a special time for families to gather together for food, activities and celebrations,” said Jim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry Association executive vice president. “During these unprecedented and challenging times, Ohio egg farmers remain firmly committed to ensuring excellent care of their animals and producing safe, high-quality eggs for families to enjoy during the Easter season and year-round.”
Keep Easter feasts stress-free with these easy, family-friendly recipes, made with less than 10 ingredients:
http://ohioeggs.com/recipe/the-easter-bunnys-eggs-in-a-basket/ – This el-egg-ant dish only takes 5 minutes to prep using just a few household ingredients.
http://ohioeggs.com/recipe/broccoli-cheese-frittata/– Eggs, broccoli, cheese, milk and mustard – that’s all it takes to make this tasty, one-pan dish.
http://ohioeggs.com/recipe/basic-french-toast/– Spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen with this breakfast favorite, made in 3 easy steps.
Gather around the table to enjoy a timeless Easter tradition that’s fun for the whole family: decorating Easter eggs! Use ingredients found around the house to make these egg-cellent crafts:
http://ohioeggs.com/get-groovy-this-easter-with-tie-dye-eggs/ – Add a splash of color to Easter baskets with groovy, DIY tie-dye eggs.
https://www.incredibleegg.org/easter/egg-decorating/color-blocked-eggs/ – A creative craft for kids and parents to enjoy together, these unique eggs can be made using a few ingredients and household items.
http://ohioeggs.com/decorate-eggs-with-rice-to-make-uniquely-textured-easter-eggs/ – Use food coloring, vinegar, rice and sandwich bags to make interesting, textured designs on Easter eggs.
No matter how eggs are used in Easter celebrations, be sure to wash hands between every step in cooking, cooling, dyeing and decorating, and throw away eggs that have been out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Once cooked, hard-boiled eggs should be eaten within one week. Stay safe and healthy by following basic egg safety guidelines, click: https://www.incredibleegg.org/easter/easter-egg-safety/
Ohio is ranked No. 2 in the nation for egg farming, producing about 9 billion eggs each year. On Ohio egg farms, egg safety is a top priority and Ohio egg farmers are proud to work 365 days a year to provide Ohio families with safe, wholesome eggs.
For more Easter tips and recipe ideas, visit: http://ohioeggs.com/