Monday, April 24, 2017

Teaching Them Diligently: Visuals from the Kitchen for Holy Week

One of our favorite things to do around special holy days is to create
delicious baked treats in our kitchen!

It's the perfect way to involve children and to teach them
principles from God's Word about that particular holy day in the process.
Teachable moments.

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; 
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross,
and follow me."
Matthew 16:24

"Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus;
Who being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal with God......
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death, 
even the death of the cross."
Philippians 2:5,6,8

Something new we tried this year were traditional Hot Cross Buns.
My Mom always talked about these and I remember them from my childhood.
They are associated with European tradition and seen commonly
on Easter breakfast tables in homes of that heritage.
I haven't seen them ever in Texas. 

They are a fragrant sweet yeast roll dotted with either 
dried fruits or raisins or both.
A powdered sugar glaze completes the cross design over the top.
Find a delicious recipe here.

To be fully transparent, we made this late at night, after a very long day,
and we ended up rushing them or something.
I did not love how this particular batch turned out,
though my children really enjoyed them on Easter morning!

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