March 25, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Okay, okay, I do love parts of the Passover holiday. Really, I do. I love being around family and friends, and renewing the traditions that have been passed down through generations. But the prep-work? This has to all be done over the weekend AND I have articles to read and a rough draft to throw together.

Oy vey, it's a shanda. I'm kvelling with all this tsuris.

To Do List
Kasher (to make kosher) kitchen:

  • remove all chametz (bread products) from pantry and fridge
  • wipe out shelves and drawers in fridge and pantry
  • remove all utensils that have wooden or plastic parts
  • boil pot of water and kasher all utensils w/o wooden or plastic parts
  • remove dishes and replace with kosher for passover dishes
  • clean oven (and get high from fumes)
  • vacuum floors, counters, corners, etc
  • scrub counter-tops, kitchen island, floors
  • cover kitchen island with table cloth
  • buy plastic plates/forks to get through the weekend before passover
  • scrub dining room table and cover with tablecloth
  • a billion other little things I can't think of right now, but I know I'll remember them at 3AM

Seder Prep-work on Sunday & Monday

  • make brisket, passover honey nut cake, matzah "crack", tzimmes, matzah apple kugel, eggplant camponata, passover rolls, egg and tuna salads (for the week)...
  • put leaf in table
  • polish/dust china
  • set table
  • find time to shower, change, and eat something