We had an energy efficient Easter this year! Let me tell you how. Every Easter we start cooking the turkey at noon at my house (before transferring it to my grandmas later in the day) followed by a large amount of appetizers (like guaccamole). By the time dinner rolls around... we manage to roll ourselves to the dinning room table to cut into the turkey.
This year, instead of roasting our traditional turkey for 6 hours, my father had a genius idea of stuffing and roasting each part of the turkey separately. We had our butcher de-bone and deconstruct our turkey as well as stuff the breasts and thighs. It looked fantastic and was delicious. AND it took just under 2 hours in the oven. Talk about saving energy!
After dinner every year we have an Armenian egg fight. Everyone takes a hardboiled dyed egg (picture above), and there is a fight to the death (of the eggs).
Here is a movie my dad made of last years battle that you might find amusing. Sorry about the length, he's trying to make a hollywood movie out of it.
There is always lots of arguments over technique of egg smashing as well as how the battle is formatted.
Everyone picks a partner, and the first person holds their egg (pointy side up) while their opponent hits their egg with the pointy side of their own egg (then the sides are switched and the initial hitter becomes the one that gets their egg hit). If your egg is broken on both sides you are out.
You move around the table battling opponents one by one until there is a single victor who has their egg unbroken. The victor's egg is marked with the name and year of the winner and placed in a basket with previous years winners (the eggs don’t smell unless they are broken). My uncle Richard won this year in case you were wondering. I only made it to the second round. I think I’ll try and find myself an ostrich egg to use next year.
Sorry no new recipes today! I have to use up all those leftovers! I usually make turkey pot pies with all the trimmings. Using gravy gives huge flavour and the stuffing adds texture as well as great taste. Try it out! You can freeze them too.