Today we celebrate Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday which commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the foot washing as described in the gospels. The Holy Thursday feast takes on greater meaning when we include foods used by Christ and His disciples. How so? Each person will have a goblet of wine (or grape juice, depending on age or personal choice). You’ll also want a Passover Cup

Unleavened bread (matzos) may be provided, to represent he “bread of affliction” which the Jews ate while fleeing from Egypt.

Some bitter herbs (radishes or horseradish) are eaten, to stand for the bitterness of slavery.

Parsley or lettuce represents greens as a token of gratitude for all the products of the earth.

Fruit jam (haroseth), a mixture of fruit and nuts crushed together, is a symbol of the mortar used by the Jewish people in their slavery. My family loves this and it’s so easy to make. Mix together chopped apples, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, honey & sweet red wine.

You’ll also need a shank bone, preferably from a lamb, to illustrate the Passover lamb & blood sacrifice.