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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Easter and Recipe for Resurrection Rolls

Brady decorated our Easter Eggs Saturday night. I called Jason to see if they were coming over to help decorate. He indicated that they were not feeling well and didn't want to come over. I asked if they were going to come for Easter dinner and again they were not going to come because they had colds and were not feeling well.

Since it was only going to be Brady decorating the eggs, we only did 24 eggs.

The Easter bunny did come to our house for Easter. When Brady got up for church and went to sit down for breakfast, he said, "Do I have to find eggs?"
I said, "Only if you want to."
He said, "Well, there is one on my chair."
I said, "Well, I guess you can find that one if you want to"... LOL.. He found it.

After he ate breakfast, he started finding eggs - even though the Easter bunny wasn't suppose to come visit our house. He found a bunch and I asked if he had looked inside the plastic eggs. He hadn't and went to check. Right off the bat, he opened 2 eggs with $5 in them (there were only 3 with $5 in them). He got really excited and motivated to find all of the eggs. He started to have fun and loved the pile of money he got (about $30).

Then we got ready and left for church.

When we came home the ham and potatoes were ready for dinner. One of our traditions is to make Resurrection rolls. If you don't know about resurrection rolls - here is what you do.

Can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
melted butter
large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow, this represents Jesus (we cut the marshmallow in 1/2 for less mess)
Have them dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming.
Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.

Then wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb.

When the rolls have cooled sightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there. He is risen.. (the marshmallow and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty. )

Also to help with the mess, we put them in a cupcake pan with cup cake liners. It helps a lot.

They are hollow inside and really yummy. (Brady made his into balls - which worked too)
The Easter bunny made up 3 baskets, for Brady, Jason and Sharon.
Looking at the picture, it appears that Brady took out the spiritual stuff. He received a hymn book with his name engraved on it. An LDS hits CD, a DVD of Glen Beck's conversion (the store employees and customers recommended to me). We haven't watch it yet. He didn't get too much candy. Of course he receive a big chocolate bunny called "Da Bunny". Also Peeps and some Reese's eggs. He was happy and wanted more Reese's eggs which I just happened to have extras in case he changed his mind.
I asked him why he didn't want candy this year. He said that what he really meant was he didn't want small candy like jelly beans. He was happy with the cold hard cash - and his bunny. It was an excellent Easter for him. However, he refused to let me take pictures - and I was NOT happy about that. He was not in a picture mood.
Later in the day, Jason and Sharon stopped by to pick up their baskets. They only stayed for about 20 minutes... It made me happy that they at least came by.
I had an excellent Easter - even though my children are all grown up!


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of resurrection rolls before - we'll have to try that next year I guess! I'm glad that Brady enjoyed looking for Easter eggs. You are such a fun mom!

Cherie said...

Sondra it looks like you had a GREAT Easter. Brady is the cutest I love the pic of him coloring eggs!
The Ressurection rolls look awesome I have never made those. I will have to try them next year I think the kids would love them :D

Ann Marie said...

Yay! I'm glad you did the money..
What teenager doesn't want and need money? LOL!

You are such a good and fun Mom!
Even at the age I am, I still feel special if our parents do something for us at Easter time!

Love the roll idea! I will have to print it for next year!!

Glad your Easter was great!!

Scrappy Girl said...

It is hard when kids start growing up and think they are too cool for holiday traditions...I am glad Brady found the "cool" in Easter...$!


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