Wednesday, October 27, 2004

sheena is a punk rocker, and jesus is a marshmallow

Oh golly jeez, I just can't wait to go home and get down and dirrrty with the following Bible recipes! [via Newyorkish]

Baby Jesus Haystacks
Melt choc chips and peanut butter together for 1 min in microwave, stir and microwave for additional 1 ½ min until melted. Add chow mein noodles and stir with 2 spoons/forks as tossing a salad.

Drop onto waxed paper.

Add a marshmallow to represent baby Jesus.

He's Alive Buns
Wrap one biscuit around 1 marshmallow. Dip in butter and roll in cinnamon/sugar.
Bake as directed on the refrigerator biscuit package.
The Marshmallow will melt and the bun will be hollow inside

When Mary told the disciples the stone had been removed from the entrance, the disciples ran to the tomb. John was the first to arrive and look inside. Peter entered and saw the linen that had been wrapped around Jesus lying flat as if the body evaporated. The tomb was empty! (just like the He's Alive Buns are empty)

Resurrection Rolls
Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams)
Bake according to package directions.

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!
Celebrate God's love!

Now, I enjoy a good marshmallow Bible metaphor as much as the next person, but I think children can learn everything one needs to know about Jesus from the epic film "Jesus of Nazareth." In addition to taking up six hours of classtime during the Easter season every year in grade school, the film was directed by Zeffirelli (arty!), and the Jesus was kind of hot (or at least I thought so when I was 10.) Screw marshmallows and Pilsbury biscuits.

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