Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Easter Resurrection Rolls

Abbey found this great breakfast idea for Easter... what a wonderful way to help your little ones understand the meaning of the day!

The Ingredients:

  • 1 container of crescent rolls (the linen cloths)
  • 4 tbsps of butter or margarine (the oils)
  • cinnamon & sugar (the spices)
  • 8 large marshmallows (Jesus)

The Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a medium bowl. Combine the cinnamon & sugar in another medium bowl. Unroll the crescent rolls & separate into the small triangular sections.

Read this scripture from John 19 about Jesus' burial:

38 After all this, Joseph of Arimathea (he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, because he was intimidated by the Jews) petitioned Pilate to take the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission. So Joseph came and took the body.39-42 Nicodemus, who had first come to Jesus at night, came now in broad daylight carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. They took Jesus’ body and, following the Jewish burial custom, wrapped it in linen with the spices. There was a garden near the place he was crucified, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been placed. So, because it was Sabbath preparation for the Jews and the tomb was convenient, they placed Jesus in it. (from "The Message")

Take a marshmallow & dip it first in the butter, then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Explain to your children that the marshmallow represents Jesus' body & that the butter & cinnamon/sugar represent the oils & spices the ladies placed on His body before wrapping Him in linen cloths.

Now place the marshmallow in the middle of the crescent triangle & wrap it up. Explain that the crescent dough represents the linen cloths that Jesus' body was wrapped in. (Be sure to pinch the dough together tightly to prevent the marshmallows from melting out).

Have your kiddos help you repeat all the steps until all the marshmallows are prepared. Then let them help/watch as you place Jesus' body in the tomb (aka, the oven). Bake for 11-15 minutes. 

While your resurrection rolls are baking, read this scripture from John 20 about Jesus' Resurrection:

1-2 Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly panting, “They took the Master from the tomb. We don’t know where they’ve put him.”3-10 Peter and the other disciple left immediately for the tomb. They ran, neck and neck. The other disciple got to the tomb first, outrunning Peter. Stooping to look in, he saw the pieces of linen cloth lying there, but he didn’t go in. Simon Peter arrived after him, entered the tomb, observed the linen cloths lying there, and the kerchief used to cover his head not lying with the linen cloths but separate, neatly folded by itself. Then the other disciple, the one who had gotten there first, went into the tomb, took one look at the evidence, and believed. No one yet knew from the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead. The disciples then went back home.11-13 But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid. They said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?”13-14 “They took my Master,” she said, “and I don’t know where they put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there. But she didn’t recognize him.15 Jesus spoke to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Who are you looking for?”She, thinking that he was the gardener, said, “Mister, if you took him, tell me where you put him so I can care for him.”16 Jesus said, “Mary.”Turning to face him, she said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” meaning “Teacher!”17 Jesus said, “Don’t cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I ascend to my Father and your Father, my God and your God.’” (from "The Message")

Remove the rolls from the tomb (oven) & allow time to cool. Have your children open the linen cloths to discover that Jesus is no longer there... He is risen!!

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