Happy Easter Butter Lamb: A Polish Tradition
Happy Easter from Kidlutions
Happy Easter, to those of you who celebrate! I hope you are enjoying some peaceful time with your family, making wonderful memories, and reflecting on the true meaning of Easter. Earlier today, while looking for another recipe, I came across a butter lamb on Comfy Cuisine, which transported me instantly to my childhood.
I remember the butter lamb my mom would get for our Easter dinner. They used to be available in our local grocery store. It's a Polish tradition, and the lamb represents Christ Resurrected.
It's been years since we've had a butter lamb, but seeing the lamb made me wax sentimental and I knew we had to have one for our Easter dinner. It took only minutes to make. I softened up the butter on the counter a bit and then fashioned it into the near shape of a lamb. I've spent years shaping playdoh into all sorts of animal shapes with kids in therapy, but I must confess, this took a little more fortitude! The butter melts quickly, so you need to work fast. Then I stuck it in the fridge and when it got firm enough, I used a fork to swirl the wool pattern onto the lamb.
I used cilantro for the bedding and stuck a sprig in his mouth and called it good. We'll be making one every year, from now on. It's our new/old tradition! The kids wanted to get a regular stick of butter to use at the table. They didn't want to ruin it. I promised one for next year, too!
What Easter traditions do you have at your house? We'd love to hear about them below in our comments section!
|Decorated by my kids in "old school" style. Just dye and crayons!|
At Easter and every day, we wish you Happy Parenting!
P.S. If crafting a butter lamb from scratch is not your idea of a fun time,
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