Assemble a biblical feast for book club members using food items commonly listed in the Bible. Popular items include: wine, grapes, pomegranate, figs, cucumbers, olives, chickpeas and lamb. You may procure goats milk, the dairy product of choice at your local specialty grower or find a store online. Additionally, Jacobs recommends chocolate covered crickets from here,http://www.flukerfarms.com.
For an extra bit of effort, you may use the recipe below to make Ezekiel Bread for the group.
Combine the following whole grains:
- 2-1/2 cups hard red wheat
- 1-1/2 cups spelt or rye (Biblically spelt was used, Ezekiel 4:9)
- 1/2 cup barley (hulled barley)
- 1/4 cup millet
- 1/4 cup lentils (green preferred)
- 2 Tbs. great northern beans
- 2 Tbs. red kidney beans
- 2 Tbs. pinto beans
Stir the above ingredients very well. Grind in flour mill.
Measure into large bowl:
- 4 cups lukewarm water
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup oil
Add to liquids:
Freshly milled flour from the above mixture of grains
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbs. yeast
Stir or knead until well kneaded about 10 minutes. This is a batter type bread and will not form a smooth ball.
Pour dough into greased pans. You may use 2 large loaf pans (10x5x3) or 3 med. loaf pans or 2-9×13 brownie pans. Let rise in a warm place for one hour or until the dough is almost to the top of the pan. If it rises too much it will over flow the pan while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes for loaf pans and 35-40 minutes for brownie pans.
If your group is able, you can visit the Creation Museum (http://www.creationmuseum.org/) located in Petersburg, Kentucky. There are special rates and promotions for groups of 15 or more people.