Thursday, March 21, 2013

Passover 2013

The Gechters at Purim

We've long since polished off our Purim treats (including the spanakopita hamantashen I made this year to go along with our Popeye, Olive Oyl and SweePea costumes) and we're almost ready for Passover. This year preparations entail throwing out expired jars of food from the fridge, packing our bathing suits and quinoa for Florida and preparing to lead two Seders.

No matter how many engaging texts and questions I share at the Seder table, I know that if I don't keep the adults snacking, our discussion will be derailed by complaints of "when are we going to eat?" So I've adopted the custom of serving an array of dipping fare - strawberries and chocolate spread, pickles and olives etc. This year I'm thinking about making the traditional potatoes dipped in salt water more substantial by roasting them with lemon, olives, paprika and dill. And maybe Zoe will even stay up long enough to try some.

Roasted Potatoes with Lemon, Olives and Dill

2 lb bag of red bliss potatoes
2 lemons
1 jar of cured pitted black olives
1 Tbsp. of paprika
1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the potatoes in half and scatter on a metal baking sheet. Finely slice the lemons and olives and lay on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with the paprika and dill and the salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and then bake for 35 minutes until potatoes are golden and crispy.
Roasted Potato Goodness

Passover Recipe Roundup
Smoked Salmon and Swiss Chard Quiche
Banana Nut Cookies
Walnut Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Matza Brittle
My 2009 Passover Cooking Plan

Check out the full Recipe Index for plenty of Passover friendly salads, sides and main dishes!

Walnut Cookies
Passover Online Resource Roundup
A special thanks to my Eser group for sharing many of these with me
JOFA Seder Enhancement Materials
Uri L'Tzedek Haggadah
The Jewish Women’s Archives Haggadah
The Haggadah
JDate Haggadah
 The Four Questions by Keshet for LGBT allies
The Four Children by American Jewish World Service
Modern Plagues of Conflict by the Religious Action Center
Jewish Meditation and Spirituality Haggadah insert

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