This weekend is full of celebrations for many families.Â Our family is doing some extra celebrating as well and I wanted to share that with all of you!
As with most celebrations, food is major part of the festivities.Â Here is the majority of the groceries I purchased for the weekend’s events:
This year, we will be celebrating a Passover meal at home as a family on Friday night.Â Last year, we received the Hand-crafted Seder Plate Set (shown above) from The Jerusalem Gift Shop.Â I’m looking forward to using it!
Here’s the menu for our Passover:
Buffalo Roast (because I couldn’t find any lamb and decided we’d follow the tradition of not having lamb since Christ was the Passover lamb and there is no need to provide a lamb anymore)
Parsley & Salt Water
Charoset – I am making this myself and it will be non-alcoholic.Â Here’s my recipe:
2 lbs of apples
1/2 lb of walnuts
1/4 cup cinnamon
enough grape juice to form a paste (consistency of mortar)
Blend apples, walnuts, and cinnamon in a heavy-duty blender (I’ll be using my Vita-Mix).Â Add just enough grape juice and blend until it reaches desired consistency
note:Â I’ve never made this – so this will be a big experiment!
And a fun little FYI – earlier this week during school, our family sat in on a live Seder meal at The Homeschool Channel.Â You can watch the replay by clicking this link. (If that link doesn’t work, try this one and scroll down until you find it.)
It just happened that we finished our Ancient Egypt unit in time for a celebration supper while family would be here to celebrate Resurrection Sunday with us.Â We are very excited about this since it has been a very long time since we have had family attend any of our celebrations and homeschool reviews!Â This event will take place on Saturday afternoon.Â The older children have put together games, presentations, and even a quiz for the others in attendance.Â I’m so excited about how nicely this all flows with learning about Passover.Â I think all of this will really drive home the importance and Biblical significance of Egypt and the events that took place there.
Here’s the menu for our Egyptian Celebration:
Buffalo Steak (not traditional at all, but it sounded really good!)
Grapes and Cantelope
We attend church in the evening, so with Listening Pages in hand, we’ll be there!Â However, prior to church, we’ll be fellowshipping with Ty’s mother and Granny over a traditional Resurrection Sunday feast!
Here is our Resurrection Sunday menu:
Swedish Tea Ring (we used to be night managers at a Bed & Breakfast that served these…fell in love!)
So, that’s our weekend in a nutshell!Â What will you be doing?Â How will you be celebrating our being set free by Christ’s blood and conquering of death so that all who believe may live?!
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!