Hello and happy Easter again! What do you do with the Easter eggs you have left? Make egg salad! Great for Easter brunch!
1 jar of common mushrooms
Shell the eggs and peel the onion. Now cut the sausage, eggs, onion, gherkins and mushrooms into pieces and add them into a bowl. Add mayonnaise and pepper and stir the salad. Now put it into the fridge for a few hours, stir it again and ready is the egg salad!
1 Glas Champignons
Pelle die Eier und häute die Zwiebel. Schneide Fleischwurst, Gurken, Pilze, Eier und Zwiebel in kleine Stücke und fülle sie in eine Rührschüssel. Gebe nun Salatmayonnaise dazu, würze mit Pfeffer und rühre gut um. Stelle den Eiersalat für einige Stunden in den Kühlschrank und rühre anschließend noch einmal gut durch! Jetzt ist der Eiersalat fertig!
Have you ever asked yourself why we eat eggs on Easter? After some research I found out that there are different theories. One is that the egg is a symbol for life, fertility and rebirth. So the egg and the chick symbolize the resurrection of Christ. In the Middle Ages these symbolic eggs were coloured red. Red as the symbol of the blood of Jesus that was shed when he was crucified.
Another theory is that after the Lent, in which eggs as well as meat were forbidden, there was a surplus of eggs. So in the last week of the Lent the eggs were hoarded and boiled so that they could be eaten on Easter. To be able to differentiate between fresh and boiled eggs, the boiled ones were coloured red.
Then I found another theory. In the Middle Ages, eggs were not only food but also a currency. Farmers had to give eggs and corn to their feudal lords and this payment was due around Easter.
Okay, now we know why eggs are important on Easter but why do we hide eggs? And why do we have an Easter bunny?
The tradition of hiding eggs originates in the 19th century. Easter became a family fest, where parents gave coloured eggs to their children. It is also a Protestant tradition used as a counteraction to the Catholic custom of consecrating the Easter eggs. The egg hunting became a family tradition.
So, what’s with the Easter bunny? Someone had to bring the eggs, just like Santa Clause brings presents at Christmas. The bunny is one of the most fertile animals, but first also fox, chicken and stork brought eggs. The bunny, with help of the sugar confectionary industry, finally prevailed!
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