When I was a kid, the traditional dinner was baked ham with scalloped potatoes, and a green vegetable; let’s not forget the deviled eggs! Mom would probably bake a cake, even though we had lots of candy to eat.
One of my favorite stories about Easter is the first time I made leg of lamb. I was visiting at my daughter’s home, and I was the one cooking the lamb. I made it my favorite way with lots of garlic, fresh rosemary and lemon juice. But we had a problem.
My grandson was about three years old, and his favorite toy – from which he was never separated – was a stuffed lamb that he got from his aunt Laura. Like many children that age, Lambie was his love, along with his favorite “blankie”.
This grandson later became a vegetarian, but was not at the age of three. Nevertheless, we felt that we couldn’t tell him that we were eating a “lambie” for dinner, so we told him that we were having roast beast. It was delicious, by the way. If I remember correctly, we also served mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus, and my daughter made a lemon meringue pie for dessert.
Whatever we choose to cook to celebrate this most significant of Christian celebrations, the important thing is that it IS a celebration. Today we mark the day that Christ rose from the dead after giving His life to save us from our sins. Today we celebrate that life is eternal because of His sacrifice.
If you are interested, I am cooking a thick pork chop with a fig balsamic sauce, roast potatoes, cole slaw and
broccoli steamed asparagus. What are you preparing today for this most important of Christian holidays?
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.