By Lara Alexander
Break out the party platters and plenty of paper napkins — this party calls for finger food! I like to go old-school with deviled eggs because they are cheap and easy to make,and although some may scoff at this retro appetizer, there is never a single egg left on the platter.
There are dozens of variances on the classic deviled egg recipe, so feel free to play around. At its most basic, you will need between a ¼ to ½ cup of mayonnaise per dozen hard boiled eggs. I always add a couple of teaspoons of Dijon mustard or a teaspoon of dried mustard powder to the yolk filling, and of course a dash of paprika to top off each finished egg!
Here is a tip to make deviled eggs easy to fill: You can use a plastic zip-lock as a pastry bag. Place the yolk filling in a zip-lock bag. Use scissors to cut off a quarter inch tip from the corner of the bag. Then squeeze the filling out of the cut corner, filling each egg white easily! The best part is the easy clean up – just toss the bag!
Kindergarten registration packets
Beginning Feb. 7, neighborhood schools are accepting registration packets. If you are interested in full-day kindergarten, it is critical to get your registration packet turned in by March 4, in order to be entered in the lottery. See below for a list of schools and the times that they are open to accepting packets.
Chase Lake 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
College Place 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Edmonds 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seaview 8:30 a.m. t.o pm
Sherwood Wednesdays from 10 am to 11:30 am
Westgate 9 am to 2:30 pm
For a full list of all schools in the district, click here.
Get involved in a creative process for good
Fabric of Life, the non-profit fair-trade boutique supporting projects in developing countries, invites you to get your creative juices flowing and help design a Spirit of Water project. Spirit of Water is a water catchment and filtration system that will be installed behind the Fabric of Life shop and will serve as an art feature and educational tool.
Local artist Mona Smiley-Fairbanks will facilitate a design meeting for kids in the 5th through 12th grades. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, Feb. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Community members of all ages are invited to attend a second design meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm. Both meeting will be held at Fabric of Life, in collaboration with arts organization Beauty of Water. Fabric of Life is located at 523 Main Street, Edmonds. RSVPs are requested for both meetings: 425-563-3925
“February After Hours” at the Fabric of Life
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is hosting an international social, welcoming Fullbright scholars to the Edmonds community. The public is invited to join in the welcome celebrations at the Fabric of Life, 523 Main Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m.
Edmonds Community College’s Fullbright Scholars are from Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Pakistan, Panama, South Africa and Turkey. The event will include International music, traditional dress and snacks from around the world.
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Edmonds mom Lara Alexander keeps busy chasing after a toddler, growing and cooking good food, and writing about it all. You can find more of her writing on her blog at www.food-soil-thread.com. If you have Edmonds-specific family activities for possible inclusion in Lara’s column, email them to email@example.com.