Gabe and I hosted a Passover Seder last Friday night, my first time as hostess! I handled the food (since that’s what this Lutheran girl knows!) and Gabe was in charge of the Seder plate and Haggadah.
One of the symbolic foods of the Seder is matzo: unleavened bread. Since store-bought matzo tends to be less-than-appetizing (unless it’s covered in caramel and chocolate), we decided to try our hand at making homemade matzo. This crispy, saltine-like cracker was a big hit among all our guests.
The whole evening was a lot of fun. The wine was flowing (Elijah got his wine served in a flashing Dodgers cup) and we sang and laughed and celebrated. One of my favorite moments was watching six twenty-somethings turn our apartment upside-down as they searched for the afikoman.
I posted more recipes and place settings over on the “menus” page. Despite a whole lot of worrying on my part, our first Seder was a rousing success!