Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shalom, ya'll!

We celebrated Passover earlier this week.  Passover is the Jewish holy day commemorating the story of Exodus, in which ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.  If your first introduction to Passover was through this Rugrats episode, you're not alone.  My first Seder was with Alex's family in 2008 and I have to say, I kind of loved it!  Then again, with kugel, charoset, and lamb on the menu, and in the timeless words of Alex's Bubby, what's not to like?

Above is our Seder plate, featuring the bitter herbs (ground horseradish. Horseradish >>onions.  If you make it, you will cry), a scorched egg, parsley, scorched lamb shankbone, and charoset.  For an explanation on the Seder plate, wiki.

Here's Alex acting as the zayde and reading from the haggadah.  After (in no particular order) much reading, the asking of the four questions, the recitation of the plagues, eating of bitter herbs, and breaking of the Afikomen, we commenced eating.

Blurry matzoh
Matzoh ball soup with a fried matzoh ball (inspired by Matzoh Ball Gumbo)

Gefilte fish with horseradish.

Atlanta brisket, with glazed carrots, noodle kugel, and potato kugel.

Dessert.  coconut macaroons and matzoh crunch.

Needless to say, by the end we were filled with both remembrance of the Exodus and a lot of food.

What better way to end the evening than bachi ball?

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