Yikes Passover is less than three weeks away! Are you ready? I sure am not. These are just some of the things that I start to do now.
- Stop buying many items that are considered chametz for Passover, such as pasta.
- Go through the food pantry to see what is chametz for Passover and plan to eat it between now and Passover.
- Check my Passover ritual items and do I have enough of these: candles, matzah covers, Afikomen bag, tablecloth, linens, dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses kosher for Passover, kippahs.
- Am I hosting a seder? If yes how many people will be coming? Which Haggadah will I use? Do I have enough Haggadot?
- Go through the recipes from prior years and what I have collected since last Passover. Check the ones that I want to make and put necessary ingredients on my list.
- Start buying some Pesadik goods and foods (Yiddish for Passover like) such as gluten free matzah (I must be gluten free), matzah meal, coconut, Passover baking items, other non-perishable Passover items; whole chicken for soup (I start my soup 4 to 5 days ahead as my soup cooks for a least 3 days and the local stores tend to run out of kosher chickens!).
- Plan out the rest of my shopping especially for the fresh items and vegetables. Don't forget the ritual items for the Seder plate.
- Cleaning! Oy, what a job but I try to spread it out by clearing out one cupboard first for the newly purchased Passover goods.
- If I am attending a seder at a friend's or relatives, I ask what I can bring. I also plan on bringing the hostess / host a gift or two.
- Keep lists and update them. We are all getting older so write it down when you remember!
- Afikomen gifts: get gifts for the kids and at some point, the grandchildren.
- Spend some time reading thought provoking articles. Bring/use some for discuss at your seders.
- Involve your kids and grandchildren in the planning, shopping and study of the Passover rituals and traditions.
My Passover shop is full of wonderful handmade goods that are perfect for helping you celebrate Passover and make your journey out of Egypt. Click on the above to go to the shop. I will highlight various items here.
Kippahs: Okay you all know I have kippahs / yarmulkes / yamakas, in traditional and Bucharian / Bukkarian / Sephardic hat styles. I do have several news ones just for the Seder and the 10 Plagues.
I can't ignore the NCCA Basketball Sweet 16: I have the following teams that are in this part of the dance:
UNC Tarheels, Oregon Ducks, Kansas Jayhawks, West Virginia Mountaineers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Michigan State, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Louisville, University of Florida Gators, University of Cincinnati Bear cats, Baylor University Bears, University of Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, University of Wisconsin Badgers, Purdue University Boilmakers, University of Kentucky Wildcats, and Iowa State Cyclones.
|NCCA college or university kippah or yarmulke|
Matzah cover and Afikomen bags
My matzah covers come in a variety of fabrics, with and without the Hebrew word for Matzah, or with or without a Matzah Star of David. Each matzoh cover is fully lined with cotton and has three sections. You can machine wash and dry them.
The Afikomen bags, which can match to the matza covers, feature a YKK zipper, keeping those pesky crumbs inside the bag. You can also machine wash and dry them.
I have limited edition Matzah cover and Afikomen bag sets.
I have matzah, Next Year in Jerusalem, Seder rituals, and new this year, plagues kippahs!
You can get frogs, blood, hail, boils, darkness, death of the first born, wild beasts and more.
|Silver Passover Earrings|
|Passover charm pendant|
|Passover gemstone earrings|
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