Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter Fun

I pray that you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day! Our weekend was quite full. My hubby got sick last week (mostly due to being so run down after the trip), so we didn't do as much as in previous years, but it was still really nice. He was off of work on Friday, so we went to my brother's place for lunch and little indoor egg hunt. Can you tell that our daughter likes chocolate?!? And we played outside at the "beach" for a little while too, so the kids were covered in mud and quite happy...

We laid low on Saturday, and managed to get some cleaning done. Purged some kitchen cabinets and got through more paperwork, which felt really good. It was quite cold outside, and we had snow flurries during the afternoon, but thankfully no accumulation.

Sunday was off to church. The kids looked super cute (particularly our little girl in that adorable hat - which I found at the Dollar Store of all places!!) but I simply couldn't get a decent picture of the two of them together. Oh well, they're cute regardless.

We'll be going to hubby's sister's house this coming weekend, and having a big ol' Easter Egg hunt in her backyard. And it's supposed to be sixty degrees!! Here's hoping the weather forecast is accurate, or the house is going to feel very, very small with all the cousins.

And as a last bit of Easter fun, I want to share this recipe for Resurrection Rolls. I actually meant to post this last week so that you could make them with your family over the weekend, but I'm afraid you'll just have to save it for next year.

  • 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • melted butter or margarine
  • large marshmallows
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tb sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Give each child a triangle of crescent dough and a marshmallow. (Explain that the roll represents the cloth that Jesus' body was wrapped in and the marshmallow represents Jesus)

    Have each child dip the marshmallow into the melted butter/margarine. (Symbolizes embalming oils)

    Then dip the marshmalow in the cinnamon and sugar (Represents the spices used to annoint Jesus' body)

    Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll - not like a typical crescent roll, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside (Represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after His death)

    Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and place in the oven (oven represents Jesus' tomb)

    Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. When they've cooled, the children can open up their rolls... (Rolls represent burial cloths)

    ...and discover that Jesus is no longer there. HE IS RISEN!!

    If the crescent rolls are sealed well, the marshmallow will melt and the roll wil be puffed up but empty.


Jenn said...

What a fun recipe! I hadn't heard that one before. We'll have to save it and try next year! Getting a pic at Easter isn't always easy - your kids look great, though!!! What personality!

Still Waters Studio said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
HE is RISEN indeed!
Have a blessed day.

In Pursuit of His Call said...

AWWWW!!! Little A looks so cute in her little hat :) And Little D is such a handsome "big 4 boy"!!!Do I have to wait 'til next Resurrection Day to make the rolls??? Have a great weekend with your in-laws!