Sunday, April 4, 2010

Life is Funny - Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! Or Happy Day After Easter (and so on) depending on when you read this. See how accommodating I am?

I kept seeing things online this year about making Resurrection Rolls to teach your kids about Easter. Have you seen them? It was pretty neat. You take a large marshmallow, which represents Christ, then roll it in melted butter and cinnamon sugar to represent His body being prepared for burial with oil and spices. Then you wrap the marshmallow (Jesus) in a crescent roll (linen) and put it in the oven (tomb) to bake. When you take it out of the oven and open up the roll, it's empty (the resurrection).

That is, if it all works out the way it should.

Let me rewind a bit. This week has been the spring break for my daughter's school. Being the supermom (choke, gasp, wheeze) that I am, I'd been storing up supplies to make homemade Shrinky Dinks for such an occassion. So my daughter thinks it's cool to stand in front of the oven to watch the stuff inside. Who could blame her with Shrinky Dinks?

Now back to the Resurrection Rolls. My daughter really wanted to put the rolls together herself, and I let her do quite a bit of it. But she didn't exactly get the crescent rolls completely sealed around some of the marshmallows. Of course, we didn't realize it until the rolls were in the oven.

And she stood in front of the oven to watch them bake.

And watched as Jesus melted out of the rolls. GAAAAA!!!

So it was on to distraction while I took the rolls out of the oven and tried to hide the melted marshmallows. Is it wrong to tell you that melted cinnamon sugar marshmallow Jesus tasted yummy? Anyway, I gave her the unbroken rolls for her to open up and find empty. I think I might have mentioned somewhere in there that Jesus didn't really melt. I can't really be sure. I just kept picturing my Mom of the Year award being taken away...


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Lianne said...

My kids made these at church yesterday. I'd never heard of it before. My son comes out and tells me that Jesus is a marshmallow. I'm all, "Whaaaaat?" He says "Yep. Jesus is a marshmallow and I wrapped Him in a crescent roll and He melted and I ate Him and He tasted good." The end.

♥ Kathy said...

I laughed so hard...I guess I shouldn't have but I couldn't help it! I can just see your daughter watching Jesus ooze out of the rolls! Oh, and Shrinky Dinks rock! I miss them!

Ginny (MAD21) said...

This look like it would be fun to try. I've never heard of doing this. Thanks for the warning about them oozing Jesus. When we try this, I'll be sure to make sure the tombs are sealed.

jasonS said...

Gotta love it! I've never heard of using marshmallows in communion, but I guess it work. Although... I don't remember Jesus saying, "this is my body, melted for you" but there are a LOT of translations out there. :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

That is hilarious!!

I've still never tried those... I need to.

Helen said...

I thought I left a comment. I guess it was deemed inappropriate for this blog. Hmmm. Who knew that was even possible?