Sunday, April 3, 2011
Getting Ready For Pesach (Passover)
The girls and I have also cleaned their room. This entailed going through the drawers under their beds where crumbs tend to collect (Yes, I let my kids eat food in their bedroom!). We also went through the boxes that they keep their Barbies, Polly Pockets, Playmobile and other toys in. Everything is now sorted and food free. We did have some fun while we were cleaning. We spent some time dressing up Molly in the dress up clothes. I'm not sure, though, how much Molly enjoyed it.
Next week I will go food shopping for my dry goods and cheeses and I will also replace the food processor, spatula and can opener that I pinched from my Pesach cabinet when said items either broke or were lost.
The week before Pesach I will turn over my kitchen, buy my milk and eggs from my co-op downtown and do my baking and Seder prep. One of the most important things that I have learnt over the years is that the Seder meals should not be big. After being required to eat massive amount of matzo during the Seder (About the equivalent of 4 square pieces!) no one is very hungry for dinner. I usually make a brisket or schnitzel and a vegetable for the meal. I also make a small dessert with fruit to help digest the matzo! Anything else is a big waste of time and energy. Lunches will be low key. We will eat salads, smoked salmon and eggs.
For those of you out there who are getting ready please remember what really is necessary and what is not necessary. You do not need to move your appliances and clean under and behind them! Most importantly I want everyone to know that despite the calm that exists while I write this post I am absolutely sure that I will still experience moments of complete panic so don't feel bad when you do. You are not alone.