Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's a Wrap

When the egg carton looks like this, it’s time for Passover to be over.

And it is, for now.  Next year, in Jerusalem?

Things I learned during this Passover:

For Easter, Jesus did all the hard work.  For Passover, the women do all the hard work.

It is possible to make it through Passover without making a sponge cake.  Whether my husband will enjoy such a Passover is another question.

Regular matzo is the Bread of Affliction for those with a wheat gluten allergy.  And gluten-free matzo doesn’t come cheap.  For the second night of Passover, we visited friends who follow a gluten-free diet.  At one point in the seder, our friends’ teenaged son was reading the haggadah:  “This is the bread of poverty.... which costs $32 a box.”   

For some people, Passover lasts 7 days. 

According to my mother-in-law, “If you make the Passover brownies without the oil, you will lose weight.”

Some photos from the second seder:
The antidote to too much matzo.  Yum!

Second Seder

I love this solution to finding a lamb shankbone!


Angie said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful holiday with us!

Susan Jones said...

LOVE the lamb shankbone! Where is it residing now? Do you feed him matzoh?

I've been eating saltines-without-salt and wondering how different from matzoh they really are . . . besides theologically, I mean . . .

Happy Done-Passover to all! xox

Common Household Mom said...

The lambkin resides at my friend's house. For a treat they feed the lamb some of that salad.

Saltines probably have some kind of leavening agent in them - baking soda, maybe? But both saltines and matzo come in a box, so they are in the same food group. The boxed food group.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's the only kind of lamb I like to see on my plate, too!
Way to survive Passover. Your humor in all of this is awesome.