Have you heard of Resurrection Cookies? They're Easter Cookies that you make while telling the story of Jesus' death and resurrection and, in the end, they bake hollow to represent the empty tomb.
Several of my friends made them with their kids this week so we tried our hand, as well, when my niece was out to visit. We beat the pecans like they beat Jesus. We smelled the vinegar. We added all the other ingredients. For some reason, however, we could not get out egg white mixture to thicken. We tried again from scratch and had to throw away that batch, too. Maybe we're not good enough bakers to try Resurrection Cookies!
We did find a recipe that worked, though: Resurrection rolls. Basically, you take a marshmallow and talk about how white and pure it is. It represents Jesus. After Jesus died, they put oil and herbs on his body so you dip the marshmellows in melted butter and cinnamon and sugar. You wrap it in refrigerated crescent rolls representing the burial cloth and, when you bake, they become hollow to represent the empty tomb. PLUS they taste good!
I love that our exchange student got to hear some of the truth of Jesus Christ this weekend. He doesn't share our belief system, but I hope he's seen Christ lived out in our lives since he arrived in August.