I wanted to thank everyone who entered the silverware garden marker giveaway. It was so fun reading the comments as they came in and seeing what everyone was hoping to grow this year! I now want a salsa garden and a pizza garden (which I guess could be about the same!)
I am now following & think these are adorable! We just moved & are just putting in a 20×20 ft garden! I want to grow so much…but I want at least all the ingredients to make salsa. Though, I think these little markers would be more fitting for a little herb garden which I want too!
Congratulations Erica (by the way you should check out her blog which is all about fun stuff for boys! Very cool.)
And now for Resurrection Cookies.
Have you ever heard of these? I had not. My neighbor brought over this recipe the other day and I thought it was so cool and I wanted to share it.
I am definitely going to be doing this with the kids on Saturday night. I hope it will become a family tradition.
Each step of the recipe tells the Easter story and has a scripture you read with the kids. The cookies end up hollow and empty on Easter morning (like the tomb!) How cool is that!?
It’s such a fun way to celebrate the Resurrection and give little kids truth at the same time.
So grab those Bibles and get to the kitchen!
What you need:
- 1 cup whole pecans (or almonds)
- 1 teaspoon white (or apple cider) vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- pinch salt
- 1 cup organic sugar
- Plastic baggie
- Wooden spoon, rolling pin
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (You really have to do this before doing anything else.)
- Place nuts in baggie and beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested and He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3
- Open the vinegar and let everyone smell it (or even taste it). Put 1 teaspoon into the mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, all He was given to drink was vinegar. Read John 19:28-30
- Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11
- Sprinkle a little salt into each person’s hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27
- So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Sprinkle a little sugar into each person’s hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
- Beat with mixer on high speed for 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents our purity in God’s eyes because our sins are cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18
- Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60
- Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and TURN THE OVEN OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door shut. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66
- You’re done! Explain that you cannot eat the cookies tonight, but that you have to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. That might not make anyone too happy. Explain that Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22
- The next morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the third day, Jesus followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9
- Enjoy the cookies and relate to life’s daily blessings through God’s love and grace!