Last week was a crazy week...bad storm knocked out power for 5 days plus I completely lost my voice and then it turned into a massive head cold which just won't quit! (And of course we lost everything in both freezers and most things in the refrigerator.)
Anyway, I now must focus on my Passover dinner which is rapidly approaching and while I've got it mostly planned, I just can't finalize the menu. 11 adults and 5 kids. Here's what I've got so far and what I can't decide on:
Gefilte Fish "nuggets" with horseradish
Crudite of some sort with Tzatziki (new dip this year)
Melitzanosalata (Greek eggplant) with Passover crackers (also new dip this year)
Matzo Ball Soup
Sephardic Haroset (new this year -- usually my sister makes it but I'm making it this year)
Braised Chicken with lemon and capers (new this year)
Potato Kugelettes or Knishes? (not sure which?)
Apple Matzoh Kugel (make every year -- love it!)
Stuffed Zucchini (new this year)
Macaroons, mandelbread, matzoh crunch
Here are my questions:
a) In the past I have always had 1 additional side, like a broccoli or spinach souffle or asparagus of some sort. Do I really need it? Or should I just add steamed asparagus?
b) I've always made potato kugelettes in advance and stuck them in the freezer. Thinking of trying this recipe for potato knishes instead. Do you think I can make them and freeze or should I stick with my tried and true kugelettes?
Thanks in advance for any input!