Where I come from, cascarones, or confetti-filled eggs, are a tradition. Children take great joy in breaking them on top of each other's heads and watching the confetti fly all over the place.
I love cascarones.
Unfortunately, not everybody shares this joy. Even in my old home, where people can walk into Walgreens and buy a dozen, there are plenty of people that turn their nose up at them. This is mainly because they make a huge mess. Cleaning confetti out of your lawn isn't exactly the most doable thing, so if some manages to get into a neighbor's yard, they aren't particularly happy.
I'm no longer in my desert southwest home, so the manner is even more complicated. While I don't think the neighbors would be very angry about the confetti leftovers, I can't be sure that I'm correct. This means I have to get creative.
It's a good thing I like being creative!
The plan is to fill them with colored birdseed. Not exactly as exciting as confetti, but it'll help ensure I don't have angry neighbors. The idea is that the birds will clean the mess for me. I just have to be sure to pick the right colors. Different birds prefer different shades, after all.
I started this morning. Easter is close, so I really started a little late. I'll have to eat a lot of eggs if I want a decent amount of cascarones.
I broke only the tips of the eggs off, then slid the yolks and whites out through the holes. Afterwards, I cleaned out the shells and let them dry on a paper towel, being careful not to crush the fragile shells.
Three down, many to go. This, of course, is only step one. Step two will be posted within a few days, so keep checking back!