In traditional Italian American households, the Easter table is one of abundance, which is perhaps best embodied in the classic dish, Pizza Rustica or "Pizza Gain" a rich, savory pie laden with chopped meats (pepperoni, salami, prosciutto, sausage), cheeses and eggs. One sliver is enough to tide you over until next Easter.
'Peeps Week 2011' on Serious Eats
Anyone who's been an eleven-year-old girl at some point understands the power of a mood ring. How else would you know if you're feeling excited, stressed, or unsettled? The rings change colors in response to your body temperature, thanks to a thermochromic element such as liquid crystal. As far as we know marshmallows do not contain any thermochromic elements but Peeps Mood Rings are very revealing of the wearer's emotional state. Check out the decoder to see what each color says about you.
Everyone has a friend who's introduced them to Settlers of Catan by now, right? The German board game has been called "the board game of our time*," by the Washington Post. It can take a while to get through a whole game (like Scrabble levels of long) but has a dedicated cult following that's sacrificed many Saturday evening plans to establish cities with ore cards. The goal is to build real estate with natural resources, and blahdy blah blah—what if we made a version with Peeps?
It turns out that Peeps, like many humans, have a vibrant yoga community. They are impressively flexible, a perk of having no skeletal system. When you're made of marshmallow squish, you can bend in all sorts of directions. Standing on your head is a cinch when you only weigh a third of an ounce! The mats and blankets are made of Fruit by the Foot. The flavor variety pack is recommended so you can also string up Tibetan prayer flags.
What happens when we buy $35 worth of Peeps? Peeps Week 2011. We've celebrated the last two years, but there's always room for more Peepsperimentation beyond the predictable microwave abuse. This Easter, show someone you really care with a bouquet of Peeps. (Bopeep? Pouquet?) Just imagine the look of glee on their faces when you whip out from behind your back, a bundle of bright, gorgeous flowers—with Peeps stuck to all the centers.
Name any food out there, and it can probably be Peepsified. That doesn't mean it should, but it always makes for an entertaining afternoon. Here are 10 classic ways to play with your Peeps.