Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Good Friday and Hot Cross Buns

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks for me and even thought I've shared a lot of recipes lately...I'm going to share more! Hot Cross Buns are traditional food for good Friday. They are marked with a cross to remember our Lord and Savior's death on this day. In the past I have used this recipe with success. A good friend tells me that in England the cross is made on the top of the roll with a paste of flour and water. But, my goodness, icing could only be better!!! My children love this recipe and look forward to making them with me.

Other activities this week were to read the account of Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday together as a family on Sunday night, dying Easter Eggs and then taking some to people we love, and tomorrow we will make lamb cookies according to my mother's tradition. Just a sugar cut out cookie frosted with white with a snipped raisin or a dried current for the eye. Yummy. We died our Easter eggs using this kit by Easter Unlimited called Easter Sunday Egg Decorating Kit. It had great Christian decals that my kids enjoyed. Sorry I don't have a picture though. Another fun place to visit is http://www.tentwostudios.com/countdown/ for her Easter countdown of paper ephemera downloads.

In movies I'm planning to watch the Ten Commandments, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Passion and maybe the Gospel of John too. For books I love Easter Bunny Are You For Real. There is also a book in this series about Santa Claus that is excellent. I highly recommend them both.

I hope you are having a wonderful week preparing for Easter with your family as well. I'd love to hear what you are doing.

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