5 weeks to go: Lists and menus to plan, oh my! (Regular Pesach planning, 2011: March 13-19)
Plan menus, especially using current inventory:
o Purim seudah
o Snacks/meals for the 1-1.5 weeks before Pesach (including lunches)
o Snacks/meals for the week after Pesach
o Pesach menu, including snacks for kiddos
Write up a plan of attack for koshering the house and kitchen. Remember to include the 24 hour rest period, and adjust as needed in weekly plan.
Review Shalom Bayit book: any questions, ask shailas, review shaila page.
Shopping lists galore:
o Pesach kitchen goods (cutting boards, pots, urn, etc.)
o Clothes for each family member
o Hostess gifts and kid gifts—books
o Afikomen gifts
o Any costumes needed for Pesach play?
o Wine and/or grape juice (order?)
o Candles: Two 3-day candles, yahrzeit candles as needed, candles to light (x5 days outside of Israel, x3 in Israel)
o Matzah (order shmura)
o Purim needs: costumes, containers, food for MM
o Judaica: seder plate, afikomen bag, etc.
o Food, using menus:
- Far ahead (things to stock up on starting now)
- 1-1.5 weeks ahead
- 3 days before (produce and veggies)