He fills the longing soul with good things. Ps. 107:9

Tonight is Erev Pesach (Eve of Passover)

I've had it on my calendar, but forgot on my errands day last week to buy a few things we need for our Passover Seder (basically a special supper) tonight.  I ran to the store and picked up the items I didn't have in the kitchen:  a leg of lamb roast, apples, crackers (they didn't have matza), and parsley. 

I like to include the basic elements of a Passover Seder, but also make it a yummy meal that our family enjoys.  So....the lamb roast is in the crockpot with some potatoes and carrots, a pumpkin pie is baking in the oven, the eggs are boiling, I'm peeling potatoes and getting ready to make our version of Charoset and the challah bread is mixing up in the bread machine. I'm trying to get as much done as I can early so that I can get the dishes washed up and get on with the things I need to do to day...

I am actually toying with the idea of having our passover seder on the floor (reclining symbolizes the freedom).  Not sure if I'm brave enough to try that with this bunch yet.   There's the whole matter of where to put the table?  And I'm quite certain drinking grapejuice and eating mashed potatoes on the living room carpet is NOT an option. But I have a feeling the kids would really love the idea of lounging on cushions for this meal.  We'll see.

I look forward to someday inviting guests for our passover seders when we have room to entertain again.  Grinning at the thought of how guests would react to arrive and find no table, but a cloth and cushions on the floor.  I think I'm warped.

I'm also brainstorming about ideas to maybe have the kids act out the passover in a little skit or some other kind of "active" learning to make some of the meanings of the season more real to all of us.  Whatever we do needs to have easy and quick prep.  Maybe we'll just do an impromptu skit.

A few scenes from last year:





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Lisa Messner said...

I love your ideas Sarah! I made challah bread yesterday afternoon while my family napped and we are going to have a very simple "passover supper" tomorrow night. Actully it will be very non-traditional, and I am embarrassed to even call it that. Ha! I am looking for more ways to make this week more meaningful for my family. Thank you for this post! I really enjoy reading all your cool ideas!

Anonymous said...

we are having a seder meal on thursday night at our church....our family has taken part in something like this....

i enjoying reading your posts so much...you are an inspiration to me....every morning i look for a new post from you!....thanks for being willing to share a little of your life with all of us....and i'll look forward to picture of your "passover meal"....

thanks again,
shelley hatfield

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