Hoppy Easter y’all!! My husband and I were discussing dying eggs when we realized we both had very different traditions when it came to handling dyed Easter eggs. My side of the family always dyed boiled eggs the night before, and then we put them out in the morning for the “hunt”. On Easter, once we found all the eggs (which may have been sitting out more than an hour now indoors) my grandma would de-shell them and make deviled eggs. I just assumed this was the norm and what everyone did! I didn’t think anything wrong with it either. My husband says they would dye boiled eggs maybe a few nights before, hide them, but once they were found they kept them around for decoration and then threw them away. He never liked Easter because he viewed this as wasteful (and I do too!). The big difference is though- my husband pointed out that it may be unsanitary to eat the dyed eggs. I do remember the dye getting on to the egg whites, and I always thought it was fun to look at! But that does bring about the concern of how thin the shells were, how long they were sitting out, and if the egg dye/vinegar soaking the egg may have boosted any bacterial occurrences... Maybe the vinegar kept the eggs better longer? Like they were pickled? But it is only 1tbsp for every 1/2 cup of water. I read that boiled eggs should not be st room temperature for more than 2 hours, but that just doesn’t seem right. We decided to compromise this year- we only dyed eggs that were hollowed out. And the eggs I boiled will be for deviled eggs- undyed and not left out of the fridge until ready to serve. Anywho- I want to know what you do! And what you think.