Tuesday’s recipe of the week is Holy Week themed. I did this several years ago before I had children but had lost the recipe. Thanks to Pintrest I found it. It is another great way to involve the whole family in the retelling of the Passion.
Borrowed from Fern Creek Cottage
1 c. pecans
1 t. vinegar
3 egg whites
1 c. sugar
Wooden spoon or rolling pin
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe)
Place pecans in Ziploc bag and let your children beat them with a wooden spoon or rolling pin to break the pecans into small pieces~Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. into a mixing bowl. ~Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. The eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest of it 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. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know that we belong to Him.
Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain the white color represents-in God’s eyes-the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah 1:18.
Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66.
Go to bed! ~Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20, 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven door and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow!! On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Read Matt. 28:1-9