Welcome to the Blog Plantation Y'all

Our family welcomes you and thanks you for stopping by to visit. We are delighted you have taken a few minutes out of your day to spend with us. We are Joe and Jessica. We have two children and one very regal beagle! We post often and it usually includes details of our Christian faith; life here in the South; entertaining our family and friends; tales of our travels; as well as the daily adventures of having two children. Oh, and our passion for Alabama Crimson Tide Football!
Grab a mint julep, relax, and enjoy the site. Don't forget to leave us a message. You can click under any blog entry to do so. We love to hear from our guests.
(Also, please remember that all writings and pictures are the sole property of the blog plantation and it's authors and may not be duplicated, unless otherwise noted. )

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checking Tool
What time I am afraid I will trust in thee
Psalm 56:3

Search This Blog

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Foodie Friday

It is Foodie Friday!
Thank you so much for joining me.
I decided that as we are about to begin 
Holy Week 
I would share some 
Easter ideas.
You are actually going to get three today!

The cupcakes I teased you with earlier

These are really quite simple

Start with cooled cupcakes
Ice with green icing
(I looked everywhere for my tip 
to make it look like grass and could not find it!)
Place a PEEP Chick or Bunny 
in the center
decorate with jelly beans
then add roped licorice

as the handles.
Let me share a tip

I noticed as the day wore on the handles became limp and soggy.
Some fell off and some just laid down around the cupcake.
I think they pull a good deal of moisture from the cupcake.
So that being said,
wait until just before serving to put the handles on.

So how about

Resurrection  Rolls?

We made these for years 
when I taught preschool
I still make every year with my children 
because it helps them grasp
the meaning of Easter

They are REALLY good too!

 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows
 Melted butter
 Cinnamon/sugar mixture

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,
or you will loose your marshmallow
Bake according to package directions.
Allow to cool
Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there
Next up
Easter Cookies
I have not made these in years, 
but a friend of mine recently reminded me of them
(so I had to borrow this picture).
To be made the evening before Easter
1cup whole pecans
1tsp vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
(this is important, don't wait till you're half done with the recipe!)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. 
Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was Beaten by the Roman soldiers. 
Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. 
Put 1tsp vinegar into mixing bowl. 
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. 
Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar.  
Eggs represent life.  
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. 
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. 
Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. 
Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, 
and the bitterness of our own sin. 
Read Luke 23:27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. 
Add 1 cup sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. 
He wants us to know and belong to Him.  
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.  Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes
of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. 
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.  Read Matthew 27:57-60.
 Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. 
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. 
Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. 
Read Matthew 27:65-66.
  Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.  
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. 
Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.  
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.  
The cookies are hollow! 
On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.  Read Matthew 28:1-9.
Be sure to stop by and see
for more Foodie Fridays!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!


Allie and Pattie said...

I have never seen the Easter cookie recipe- love it! I will be printing that out
xoxo Pattie

Beth said...

Great post! Love the cupcakes, resurrection rolls and the Easter cookies and the story behind them. So glad that we serve a Living Savior!

Kate said...

Peeps! My daughter will love these!

Natasha said...

I haven't seen peeps before-they look cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the resurrection rolls too. They look delicious and are so full of meaning and significance at the same time.

Best wishes,

Michael Lee West said...

I just sent a link to my daughter-in-law so she could see these darling cupcakes. All of these recipes look delicious. I've eaten the pecan cookies before and they are scrumptious. Your kitchen must be the funnest, tastiest place in the South.

Rachel said...

Those cupcakes are SO cute! Ali would love those - I might just need to try them!

Debbie said...

Some really cute and delicious ideas! Thanks for sharing them. I took a little mini-vacation this week with Hubby, but Crock Pot Wednesday will be back up this coming week. I hope you will join me.

jennifer said...

We have done the "empty tomb" rolls too.

Kathleen said...

These are amazing Easter treats. Love your blog!

MrsJenB said...

The cupcakes are totally adorable, and every recipe is a great Easter idea. Thank you for sharing!

Gretta said...

Going to make the cupcakes for my daughters class & the Easter rolls are awesome. We make the Easter cookies every year and I can't wait to do the rolls for a different take.
Oh...and ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Fabulous ideas and recipes!!!!