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If you’d like to have your own Last Supper to celebrate Holy Week, here’s a family-friendly menu.
Last Supper Dinner- A Christ-Centered Easter Tradition
If you’re looking for a way to keep Christ in Easter, having a Last Supper family dinner on the Thursday of Holy Week is a great way!
A few years ago, I wanted to add more spiritual celebrations to our Easter Season. We already had the Easter bunny visit on Saturday, but I knew we could focus a whole lot more during Easter Week. (Get all the Holy Week details here)
You can often find Passover meals to attend during Easter time, but they are long, deep, and not super family-friendly.
So…that’s when I decided to create our own Last Supper dinner program.
1. Choose a day to have your Last Supper
Ideally, you would have your Last Supper on Thursday of Easter Week since that is when the Last Supper happened before Christ was crucified.
If you can’t make Thursday work, choose any other day.
2. Choose your menu
Instead of doing a typical Passover menu, we chose to eat things that may have been similar to the things that Christ would have eaten in His day.
Choose from the following menu items:
- Slow Cooker Lentil soup
- Rosemary Ranch Chicken kabobs
- Garlic Pita bread and hummus
- sliced tomatoes
- Sparkling Cider (Martinelli’s)
- dried fruit
3. Discuss the events of the Last Supper
I found a few different Passover dinner programs online, yet they all seemed to be too long and complicated for a young family. After lots of searching, I was never able to find just what I was looking for, so I compiled my own.
We follow a Simple Passover Dinner program on the Thursday before Easter. It is short and simple, but focuses on the events of Jesus Christ’s life on that Thursday night during Easter week.
Family-Friendly Last Supper and Passover Meal Program
12 printable Last Supper discussion cards & menu + recipes here. This is what they look:
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe
And here is the recipe we used for the Lentil soup. It’s perfect for the slow cooker– throw it all together in the morning and by dinner time, the lentil soup will be ready!Print
- 1 cup red lentils
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 3 tsp. chicken bouillon
- 1 can diced Italian tomatoes (or plain and add spices)
- sauteed onions
- chopped carrots
- minced garlic
- Saute onions, carrots, and garlic for a few minutes.
- Throw everything into a crockpot on low for 8-10 hours.
- Serve with pita bread, olives, grapes, and sparkling cider for a simple Passover dinner.