So… I recently joined a blog site called “She cooks” (http://www.shecooks.org/)  from LeAnn Rice at Proverbs 31.  Today on her post she had ideas for Christmas morning breakfast.  This is a receipe that I made for my family recently, but didn’t know they were called this. 

I’m so excited for the Christmas season, but one of my passions is helping my kids (and some adults) learn to really celebrate why we have Christmas and that it is more than head knowledge, but becomes heart felt.  This is just another small tradition that we can share to help us remember…

He came as a baby, with a virgin birth.  That moment, a miracle.
However, an annointed baby – awesome, but a risen savior, now that’s what it’s about. 
He died on the cross for us…  again, what a price to pay. 
But…. the real reason, the real gift, the real everything…
Defeating satan and rising from the dead, so that we have ETERNAL life… 
That our sins and yuck could be forgiven
And we could one day join Him in His perfection. 

LeAnn’s Favorite Christmas Breakfast Idea

It may sound odd but I always make Resurrection Rolls for our Christmas breakfast. (I make them for Easter, too.) To me, on Christmas we celebrate the gift of Hope. Hope came to us wrapped in swaddling cloth. But He was born to die. Jesus died so that we may truly live. I remember this ultimate gift and ultimate sacrifice by making Resurrection Rolls for Christmas each year. They are easy to make and they provide a great opportunity to share the story of His resurrection with others. Here’s the recipe:

Resurrection Rolls

1 container large crescent roll dough (not the regular size – they won’t work)
½ stick butter, melted
8 large marshmallows
Cinnamon sugar mixture (purchase the mix or combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon for every tablespoon of sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Separate the dough triangles. (This represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.)
Take a marshmallow. (This represents Jesus.)
Dip the marshmallow in melted butter and roll to coat. (This represents the oils of embalming.)
Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat evenly. (This represents the spices used to anoint His body.)
Wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll to seal the marshmallow inside. (This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.)
Place on a cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven for the length of time indicated on the crescent roll package. (The oven represents the tomb.)

When the rolls have cooked and cooled slightly, bite into the rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty!)

These rolls are not only a delicious Christmas breakfast, they are another opportunity to give praise and thanks for the ultimate Christmas present. Serve them with some fresh fruit and hot chocolate.