Thursday, April 17, 2014

Teaching Your Children About the Passion of Our Lord (The Gluten Free Version!)

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Have you seen the FANTASTIC post over on Catholic Icing (Okay, what post over there ISN'T fabulous? But, I digress...) entitled "Story Of The Passion Lunch- Symbolic Lunch For Good Friday"? Okay, go take a peek and come back.

It looks fabulous, doesn't it? What a wonderful way to teach your children about the Passion of Our Lord. doesn't quite work if you are gluten free. So I wanted to share our version of a Good Friday lunch in Christ's honor. I'll warn you now that my pictures aren't as awesome as hers!

Yes, I realize that some of these choices are not "clean" real food, BUT we do "let some things go" when it comes to special occasions and what could be more special than our Lord?

Here's my modified Shopping List:
  • Grapes (this is just because we don't like olives! You could also substitute spinach leaves to represent the leaves on the olive tree)
  • Peppermint Patties (These are for Judas’ “silver”, so if you want to wrap something else in silver foil, that would work as well. Our patties are not wrapped round-like)
  • Hershey’s Kisses (for the “kiss” from Judas) We also used the dark chocolate ones because they are purple, the color of Lent.
  • Plastic Cocktail Swords (We bought ours in the party section of Publix.) 
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (We also don't care for eggs.)
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
  • Glutino Table Crackers
  • Salt and Vinegar Chips
  • Glutino Milk Chocolate Wafers (Yes, there are gluten free pretzels made by Snyder's and Glutino. Our store was sold out so we made do with what we could find)

I took the Glutino table crackers and used a knife to carefully break it in half long-wise to make my cross (held together with peanut butter).

Grapes, speared onto the swords.

Crown of thorns. Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins spread with peanut butter. Then I finely chopped a Glutino milk chocolate wafer and placed it around the edges to represent the thorns.
The candies, as listed.

Salt and vinegar chips.
Not the healthiest of meals, but the peanut butters provides some protein, the grapes are an added fruit, and there's nuts in the round crackers, too.
Please follow Catholic Icing's Passion of Our Lord scripture readings as you enjoy your light lunch. Don't forget that not only o we not eat meat on Good Friday, but we also fast. Therefore, our lunch will be a light meal.