Hello everyone! How was your Passover? Ours was incredible and amazingly it felt too short. Which is something I never thought I would say about an eight day holiday.
Here are some highlights:
- The girls got tokens for asking or answering questions, doing things, helping, saying brachot, etc. My favorite is when Thing 2 asked something and Thing 1 answered her. Made my heart swell!
- Just as the "when do we get to eat" questions got rough, we came to the makot and got showered with "hail" marshmallows. Took us through to the meal with no problems.
- I got the girls two small toys each (a Polly Pocket and a Squinkee ring) and gave one to them before each seder. It helped distract them, though not as much as last year. They are growing up!
- The girls hid the afikomens multiple times for everyone to get a shot at finding them. (We had three. Thing 2 and Thing 3 each had a seder plate and we had the family plate.)
- Matzah pizza
- Meat and potato matzah mina
- A breakfast Aba described to me that his parents made that was pretty good. We call it Aba's Pesah French Toast.
- Flourless chocolate cake
- Orange chicken
- Grated carrot salad (The girls and I created this a few Shabbatot ago.)
And, of course, mimuna with mafleta. I made 4 dozen and they were gone. We had five people come over and one of them had grown up with his mother and community making mafleta and said mine were great! Such a compliment considering it was only my second time making them and I've never eaten any that I haven't made.
So everything is packed away for another year and I have a list of what I need, what I used, what I want to do different and what I want to practice making during the year for next Pesah.
L'shanah haba b'Yerushalayim!