Have you ever had your feet washed during a Maundy Thursday service? If the very idea sounds awkward and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Peter himself felt hesitant to let the Lord Jesus wash his feet. Pastor Aaron Damiani brings attention to not only the humility and vulnerability of foot washing but also how Jesus’ example of service and surrender is the way of all true believers.
If you’re looking for new recipes for your Easter celebration, Chef Steph is offering some yummy ideas Thursday. Listen as Chef Steph shares two new recipes, along with helpful hints to make your Easter brunch or dinner less stressful and more joyful as we celebrate the best news ever!
Real maple syrup for serving, Or caramel syrup
Put butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Add 1 cup brown sugar and stir until well incorporated Pour into bottom of a greased 9×13 pan, spreading mixture evenly.
Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla until incorporated. Set aside.
Lay a single layer of Texas Toast in pan, cutting pieces to fit if needed. Spoon 1 cup of egg mixture evenly over bread. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Repeat with second layer, using up the rest of egg mixture over that layer, and ending with a sprinkling of brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Try to get the custard evenly soaked into the bread slices.
Cover tightly and chill overnight in fridge.
Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes on lower middle rack — covered for the first 30 minutes, and uncovered after that. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Be sure to scrape up all the bottom sticky goodness. If desired, serve with pure maple syrup.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture turns a caramel color. Gradually add whipping cream, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.
To Reheat: Microwave in a microwave-safe bowl
Aaron Damiani is the lead pastor of Immanuel Anglican Church, in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Damiani has degrees from Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College and writes regularly for Leadership Journal and Preaching Today. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Laura, and their four children.
Chef Stephanie Godke has had a long career in the restaurant industry. She enjoys sharing her original recipes on Ken and Deb in the Morning. She works as a local chef and is a consultant to restaurant owners all around the Midwest. She teaches cooking classes at the local community college and also provides catering services around the area. Some of her favorite recipes can be found in her latest cookbook, Recipes on Cody Road.