originally posted by Neil MacQueen, August 05, 2005
1. I wonder.... what does each commandment TASTE like?
What flavors could be associated with each one?
Come up with 10 things to taste.
Spicy hot= Tart= Dry= Sour= Bitter=
Disguise the items (the excitement of not knowing will be fun).
Give each child 3 or 4 commandments on slips of paper and have them secretly put their commandment slip by the flavor/item they think best represents that commandment (in essence: voting)
Then go through each Taste/Commandment:
After one is tasted again by all, the commandment it relates to could be taught.
"Coveting will make you bitter towards others."
"Joe, why did you choose "hot" for stealing?" Etc etc etc.
[The usual assumption is that the cooking workshop must COOK. But how about "eat" first, then maybe if you have time make something?]
2. But what should God's word taste like?
Accding to the Bible it should taste sweet.
Go back over each commandment, passing out a different good tasting item as each is read. "It is good that we observe the sabbath because it gives us rest and time with God and family."
It's like a scroll/sweet wafer you eat.
This could be the finish.... either pass out vanilla wafers (the kind that look like rectangular waffles with creme inside)
Or... make the crunchy cinnamon twists like they have at Taco Bell.
Only cut them in the size of scrolls and don't twist them.
Editor's note: The linked recipe for cinnamon twists went dead, need to search elsewhere.
I like this lesson because it connects a SENSORY EXPERIENCE to the material.
And the connection is biblical.
"Then he said to me, 'Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.' So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. And He said to me, 'Son of man, feed your stomach, and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.' Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth."
"Thy words were found and I ate them, and Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts."
O Taste and See that the Lord is Good.
<>< Chef Neil
Posted in Response by Lisa M.
Posted August 10, 2005
Ooh, I like your idea, Neil! Something different. I'll have to work that through! Hot sauce, soy sauce, unsweetened chocolate, lemon juice, cornstarch, instant coffee crystals -- what fun! Maybe end with puff pastry cut to look like scrolls and cinnamon sugar on top. It puffs up with air -- filled with the Spirit??