Jesus is the bread, so I’ll bring the butter!

Apr 30
Jesus is the bread of life.
Above Him there’s no other.
But when I eating bread, my friend
I’m hungry for some butter.

First, we start with a little bread making. While it’s baking, discuss with the little hungry lambs the fact that Jesus is the bread of life.
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.  John 6:35 NIV
When the bread is almost done, begin the butter making.  Start with empty, clean baby food jars.
Next, you’ll need some heavy whipping cream.  Pour your whipping cream into the jars, filling them about 2/3 full.  Screw the lids on TIGHT!  This is necessary so you don’t have milk driblets all over the kitchen floor, sink, and counter. (Speaking from experience here, folks.)  
Last, you’ll need some shakers.  These come in all shapes and sizes.  Mine just happened to be medium and small.  Let the shaking begin!  Shake, shake, shake until you feel like your arms are going to fall off.  Then shake some more.  After ten minutes or so, you won’t be able to hear it shake.  That means you’re getting close.  Keep shaking.
Soon, you’ll hear the liquid again.  Keep shaking a little longer.  You should see the butter through the side.  Take the lid off, and pour off the liquid.  That is buttermilk.  Take the butter out and place in a dish.  Add a little salt and stir it up.  Slice your bread and spread!  Enjoy!

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  • Amy Wyatt Apr 30 at 3:28 pm

    Too cute. We did this with ice cream in plastic bags. Your kids would enjoy this too.

  • kmom3 Apr 30 at 5:18 pm

    What fun! I remember doing this when I was in school. And I know Megan did it last year in K5. We definitely need to do this at home. Thanks for the fun! 🙂
    And I love the poem. We gotta have butter around here on our bread!!!

  • Cheri Apr 30 at 7:53 pm

    I just love you! You make me smile. It’s so refreshing to come by here. Just wanted you to know that! 🙂

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) Apr 30 at 8:41 pm

    I’m feeling a little rainy day project coming on…..:) Too cute.

  • Xandra Apr 30 at 8:55 pm

    What a great idea…I love incorporating scripture and having a teaching opportunity in everyday occurrences. Thanks for sharing…


  • The Stokes Family May 1 at 11:19 am

    Too cute! Love that face Faith is making, lol, looks like an ‘Anna Beth’ face!

  • Sarah May 1 at 1:18 pm

    Oh so cute! I just need a bread machine! (Maybe I should tell my husband that for Mother’s Day.)

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