‘Egg’cellent Leftovers

As Easter weekend comes to an end, many Purdue students are either making their way back to campus or have spend the weekend enjoying the beautiful spring weather. If anyone’s family gatherings are like mine, there are always tons of leftovers. Growing up on a farm, we have a plethora of eggs, and this time of the year we are collecting nearly a dozen a day. With an abundant amount of fresh eggs, one of our family traditions over Easter weekend is to dye eggs for Easter. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to the History Channel.


As the weekend quickly came to an end, this afternoon I found myself shuffling out the back door and my Mom decided to send me back to Purdue with a dozen colored hard boiled eggs. Now, I am not a huge fan of eating hard boiled eggs by themselves or the stereotypical deviled egg so I found myself googling ways to use up Easter leftovers. Here are the top 5 recipes I found:

  1. Avocado Egg Salad 

eggsalad1     2. The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich


3. Brunch Enchiladas

4. English-Muffin Egg Pizzas

5. Classic Potato Salad


According to the American Egg Board, it’s not uncommon for American consumers to scoop up more than 1 billion eggs in the week before Easter. Regardless if you have leftover colored eggs from this weekend or are interested in trying out some new hard-boiled egg dishes, I hope this post gives you a good start.


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