Last night we all trekked out to Cousin Carolyn's and John's house in Valencia for our family Passover Seder. We've been holding our Seders at home for over 15 years. In the early days, when my Grandparents were alive, we always celebrated at Temple Beth Am on La Cienega near Olympic at the group Seder. My Grandfather was chairman of the Seder. I must say, celebrating at one of our homes is far more fun and delicious than celebrating with 250 people in the basement of the Temple!
Traditional Seder Plate
My cousins and aunts and I all have our assignments for the group meal. Cousin Carolyn prepares the chicken, charosis (apple, wine & nut mixture), gefilte fish and of course readies her house for the event. Cousin Marilyn makes the matzoh ball soup, spinach souffle, brings the parsley and matzoh and the affikomen gift for the children. Auntie Roz supplies all of the heavy-duty plastic dishware and kosher wine. I am in charge of matzoh kugel, fruit compote and all of the ingredients for the ceremonial seder plates, including our revised and severely shortened version of the Hagaddah (the story of Passover), which we read before and after the meal. Much singing, praying, laughing and eating ensues. Auntie Mae brings dessert. It's always a hectic, but fun evening for all of the four generations involved.
Marvin, Larry, Phil, Liz
Hal, Mae, Marvin
Four Generations Celebrate Passover
Gefilte Fish with Carrots
Baby Avery likes the Matzoh Ball Soup
Chicken Marbella (top), Matzoh Kugel (bottom)
Spinach Souffle (top), Fruit Compote (bottom)
Marily and Larry
Dinner was Faboo
Apricot and Honey Cakes
If you'd like to know more about the Passover Seder, read about it here. Thanks to my whole family for contributing to our celebration. Happy Passover everyone!
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