Friday, March 06, 2009

Passover is coming

I know, we're supposed to be thinking about Purim, but Purim really just means it's time to get ready for Pesach! So here's another edition of

The REAL 4 Questions:

  1. What exactly was I smoking when I agreed to host the entire extended Bad Cohen family seder?
  2. Will they notice if I don't make matzoh ball soup?
  3. How do we keep a certain uncle from bringing beer to the seder?
  4. How much food from the freezer can I stuff into the family this weekend to make room for all the Pesach foods we'll be putting in there?


1. Crack. Must be. Or maybe just too much chocolate.
2. Yes. The soup is mandatory.
3. Still working on it.
4. Anyone want to come over for dinner this weekend? We'll be serving fish sticks, frozen peas, ice cubes, veggie sausages, lekvar (hey, wait, that's for the hamantaschen, oh good), and, umm, maybe large jars of hot paprika. Yum.


Anonymous Friar Yid said...

If not having a heksher isn't an issue, tell the uncle to bring some mead, instead.

I suggested this one year when a kosher-keeping friend of mine at college discovered, to great irritation, that the annual 3-day "hooray, school's out" beerfest was coinciding with Passover. He was too busy with finals to bother, but I still maintain it was a good idea.

3/08/2009 10:09 PM  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

Thanks, FY, but mead as I remember it is super-sweet. Beer drinkers are usually into something a little earthier and bitter. And, like so many things, this is really about family politics, more than about the actual drink.

3/09/2009 1:09 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

What's for dinner? When do we eat? Why do we have to have them over too? What do you mean "no beer?!?!?"

If I ever managed to persuade Savage Kitten to observe Peysach, guess who would have to do all the cleaning and cook all the food.

Fortunately, that is not likely.

3/09/2009 5:07 PM  
Blogger Gila said...

Good luck! Stock up on the kosher l'pesach chocolate. I suspect you are going to be in need of a fix. :)

3/10/2009 2:42 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Pesach without matzoh ball soup is like driving a car without any wheels. Full stop.

3/10/2009 11:56 AM  

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