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Passover Seder

Vshu | Mar 31, 200809:24 AM

DH and I are hosting our first Passover Seder this year and I am very excited! I think I have propoerly asked my sister-in-laws to make their appropriate items (charoses, chicken soup and stuffed cabbage so they feel they have contributed and I am working on figuring out the rest of the menu. I would love to read what others are doing for Passover Seder.

Here is my menu so far:
Matzo Kugel (will figure out the flavor later)
Pistachio-Chocolate Cake

My husband's family does not enough of vegetables (in my opinion), so I will be making a lot of vegetable sides, but the exact sides are not finalize, although I am thinking braised string beans, roasted beets, sauteed kale, roasted potatoes -- would love to get more ideas.

Depending on how busy I am, I may try my hand at making matzo balls. I do know, however, I am too busy to make gefilte fish. BTW -- I am not Jewish; my husband is; I am of Chinese decent.

On a slight tangent -- how do you insist that relatives and friends NOT bring anything more than what they have been instructed to bring? Every year, my niece's boyfriend brings this awful kosher cake. Except for not mixing dairy and meat and not eating grains, our family does not observe all the kosher rules, so no need to bring a kosher cake made with margarine and shortening -- is there any way to say this politely? And I saw another post about what to do with leftover chocolate cupcakes -- what about a leftover kosher chocolate cake? Each year, everyone takes an obligatory sliver of the cake the 3/4 of it is left over! I'm not saying that ALL kosher cakes are not good -- just the one he brings.


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