Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Week Long Easter: The Last Supper

Today for lunch we dressed up in New Testament attire and shared a meal that may have been similar to that which Jesus might have eaten.  We talked to the kids about how Jesus washed the feet of his Apostle's.  We talked about the Last Supper and why it is called the Last Supper.  The kids looked so cute dressed up in their costumes, drinking grape juice from their goblets, and eating olives from their fingers.  They surprised me again with their knowledge about why Christ washed the feet of his Apostles and entertained us with their goofy personalities. 

The Menu:
lamb, veal, and beef kabobs
boiled eggs
salad with balsamic vinegar dressing
unleavened bread
grape juice

Unleavened Bread Recipe:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine in a bowl: 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Cut in 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in 2/3 cup buttermilk. Mix in one egg and two cups flour. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into several pieces and roll out very thin on a floured board (if not rolled out thin, it will have the consistency of heavy bread). Lay sheet of dough on ungreased flat baking pans. Prick with a fork. Cut into 4-inch squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

What a fun and meaningful way to teach our children about the events leading up to Christ's Resurrection. 
What Easter Traditions do you share with your family?