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