Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Real Simple...

   Today I am not talking about something that is simple, I am talking about something that is Real Simple. Have you ever noticed that when someone tells you “It's real simple”... IT'S NOT. 

   Like the time you got directions to a friend's house for dinner party.

 “It's real simple just turn at the church right after the chicken place...”  Sounds easy enough. Then you when you get there, you see 3 chicken places on both sides the road and no church. Now what???

   You don't want to appear like a fool, after all remember it is real simple to find, so you keep driving up and down the road. You finally give up and call to say your lost, only to find out the CHURCH is the old grocery store with a banner in the window that you can't see after dark.

   Another example I just saw was in the Magazine REAL SIMPLE. They show you how to naturally color easter eggs. They actually use these words... “Easy recipes for adding colors to your eggs the all-natural way”

   Here is how they color an easter egg blue...

      1 lb frozen blueberries
      2 cups water
      1 Tablespoon lemon juice

      1)  On the stove top, bring the frozen blueberries and water to a boil in a pot. Boil for 5 minutes.
      2)Pour liquid into cup or bowl, straining out blueberries with a strainer.
      3)Add lemon juice.

Letting him do it would be real simple.

   Here is how we always color an Easter egg blue...

       blue food coloring
      1 Tablespoon vinegar
      ½ cup Room temperature water

       1)Put vinegar in a small bowl or cup add 20 drops of blue food coloring. Stir to mix.
       2)Pour water in to cut or bowl.

   So which one do you think is real simple. Don't get me wrong, I am all for doing things the natural way with out chemicals. Just don't tell me how real simple it is.

    Besides I like my blueberries in muffins or pancakes, not on my Easter eggshells.

   By the way if you want to find out how to make the colors yellow and orange the all-natural way check out the article on-line here.

Ukrainian Easter eggsImage via Wikipedia

       Next I suppose someone will tell me these are real simple to do.

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Siv Maria said...

To get an easter egg yellow boil the egg with an onion :)

Laura Eno said...

Haha, yeah, real simple...
The eggs in the photo are gorgeous!

Lucy Adams said...

It might be an all natural, allegedly Real Simple way to dye eggs blue, but it also Real Expensive. Have they checked the cost of blueberries lately?

Stopping by from the A to Z. It's a pleasure to meet you.


Stephanie V said...

They said real simple - not real cheap! What a waste. I totally agree on the best use for a blueberry.
Everything is simple when you know how.

Theres just life said...

Hi Siv, I heard that as well as using beets to die for red.
Hi Laura, They are aren't they.
Hi Lucy, I know. Apparently they haven't check the market. Welcome, it is nice to meet you.
Hi Stephanie, I totally agree.