- Continue maintaining a clean house. I won't be pulling everything apart and giving it a full-blown spring cleaning, like I would if I were Jewish, but I do want it to be reasonably clean. If I were an annual spring-cleaner, this would be the week to do it.
- Polish the silver. We have ordinary tableware (which I actually prefer), but not enough for everyone who will be sitting at our Seder table. For that we pull out my husband's great-(great?-great?)-grandmother's silver. This week or next would be my best time to clean it up, although sometimes it doesn't happen until Holy Week.
- Buy the shelf-stable and freezer items. Lamb, horseradish, unleavened bread, seasonings, wine, juice, box of pudding mix, walnuts, honey, frozen broccoli.
- Make a freeze-able mashed potatoes and freeze.
- Make meringues (next week or early the following) and store in an air-tight container.
- Mix the salt water several days before our Seder.
- Make sure the tablecloth is clean, the candle and matches are purchased, we still have enough wine glasses for all the adults.
- Make a shopping list of all the items that will need to be purchased fresh. Salad ingredients, apples, milk, parsley, garlic, eggs.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Seder: Advance prep
By now we've confirmed who will be at our table for our Seder celebration and the menu is planned. There are a few things I can do in the next couple weeks that will make the actual day more peaceful.