by christine victoria alexander

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


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Passover is coming! Passover is coming! Our home is bursting with excitement as we spring clean everything, toss the baking powder, and stock up on boxes of gluten free matzah! About a year ago we had just welcomed our sweet little Madeline and celebrated Passover with a simple seder at home with the girls. This year, while the world spins out of control around us, I am so very grateful for our unwavering faith in God's goodness and the long-lasting traditions we have established as a family. Passover begins Wednesday evening, April 8th, and while it may be another simple seder, you can be sure it will be a night different from all other nights! 😉

I always try to make our seder table kid-friendly and fun, without distracting from the reason we are sitting there: to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt and teach our children how God rescued us from sin and bondage.
Since a huge part of the Exodus story is the 10 plagues, I like to put colorful bugs or rubber frogs around the kids plates. Passover coloring pages are fun too!

The seder can be as fancy or as casual as you want. There are a lot of items that go on the table so I start with those and then fill in around them with flowers, bugs, water and wine glasses, maybe a small snack plate since dinner is on the later side. A couple years ago I made coasters for each guest with the 10 plagues on them - here's a link if you want to use them on your table too! (10 Plagues Passover Coasters)

We eat beef maybe 3 times in the whole year, and this is one of them. Isaac loves a brisket for Passover and I made sure to order a big one so he'd have leftovers to eat for days after! Here's what I'll be cooking up next week:

Maxine's Spicy Beef Brisket

Dairy free mashed potatoes (my secret is stirring in a couple big spoonfuls of Kite Hill chive cream cheese!)

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

Simple green salad with Tyler Florence's Ultimate Vinaigrette

Charoset (last year I made this recipe with chopped figs and orange zest, so good!)

My sister is making a dessert for us this year, but if you need an idea you can't go wrong with Hippie Chocolate Bark or this Vegan Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake!

And a whole lotta matzo and horseradish, too!

Are you hosting or attending a seder this year? Have you ever been to one? Send me pictures of your seder table! I would love to see! Wishing you all health and happiness as we head into this festive season together! Happy prepping! xx

Image via @summerwind41490


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