In addition to my apple pie, our fantastic dinner consisted of matzo ball soup, brisket, simmus (which is sweet potato, prunes, and squash), kugel, and a fun assortment of matzo-based cookies and treats. So many delicious new foods, my taste buds were exploding (as was my belt – yowza)! I was also exposed to the traditional Seder Plate at dinner, which consisted of six traditional Seder items:
After dinner, I made the decision that I’m going to try and keep with Passover tradition for the full 8 days, going without leavened bread, for a fun food experiment. I know it’s not the strictest form of following Passover (many people avoid fermented beverages and other foods as well), but I thought it would be kind of fun to incorporate this little bit of tradition into my life for a few days. It will be like a trial of Atkins but with meaning! Do you guys have any good Passover-friendly dishes to keep me going? I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!
Do you have any fun food traditions that you and your loved ones keep?
*Note: Many Jewish families may observe Passover traditions differently.