It seems you are never too young, or too old, to enjoy a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt. This year invite your family and friends for a two- part Easter egg hunt—outdoors and indoors!
Ask your guests (adults and children) to dress for the weather in boots and jackets. Head to the dollar store and pick up a dozen colourful plastic sand pails or Easter baskets with handles. Purchase several dozen plastic eggs which pull apart and fill the plastic eggs with candies and foil-wrapped mini eggs.
Hide the candy-filled plastic eggs around your back yard. Team each child with an adult for safety reasons and supervision, and then head outdoors for an egg hunt.
Once the buckets or baskets are full, head inside and let the children proudly show off their finds.
For the indoor hunt, before the guest arrive; hide dozens of foil-wrapped mini eggs around the living room or family room for guests to find. Hide one “golden egg” which has been placed high and out of reach of the children and ask adults to hunt for it. Whoever finds the Golden Egg not only gets to keep the egg, they get out of doing the dishes!
Easter Brunch French Toast Casserole
Prepare this recipe ahead and let it sit in the fridge for several hours ahead. That way you can enjoy the Easter egg hunt along with your guests.
8 slices of white or whole wheat bread (Serves 8)
½ tsp salt
1 cup non-dairy soy
Fresh fruit for topping
Spray a 9 x 12 glass or ceramic baking dish with non-stick vegetable spray. In a large bowl whip together the eggs, salt and soy milk. Place the bread into the bottom of the casserole dish. Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices, covering each slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover with foil and place in the fridge for several hours to let the bread soak up the egg mixture.
Pour 2 tsp vegetable oil into a non-stick skillet and heat to medium high or until oil sizzles.
Using a spatula, gently lift the bread slices into the pan, cooking two or three at a time (don’t crowd the pan). Cook in batches. Place cooked French toast on a large oven proof platter and place in the oven at 200 degrees F to keep warm. To serve the French Toast, lift one slice onto each plate, add a big dollop of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese®, slices of banana or other fresh fruit and pour real maple syrup over top.