happy new year, everyone!
i hope your 2007 is filled with joy and excitement :)
these are two happy boiled eggs that i peeled and dyed pink. i sliced off part of the tip and added happy faces, using black sesame seeds for the eyes and food colouring for the mouths. i got the idea from a japanese website that shows how to make osechi ryori, the traditional new year’s meal. of course, pink eggs with happy faces are not traditional at all. but we like to use bright colored food for decoration on the serving dish. and red and white are the colors of good fortune for new year’s and any occasion.
the chef made these with quail eggs, but i didn’t have any so i used ordinary eggs. they sat happily on my osechi ryori plate. paul said they were too cute to eat, so they’re back in the refrigerator tonight. i might have to surgically remove their faces so we can eat the rest of the egg.
i’ll be posting pictures and recipes from more of my osechi ryori dishes this week.