Category Archives : Yom Tov / Chag


Erev Pesach 2014 checklist

We’re counting down the days! Here’s the super high tech way I planned this last week – a word doc with the appropriate number of columns. Here’s my checklist for being sure I’ve covered everything. I actually write in all the times, add each part of the menu, and hang this on the refrigerator so […]

Passover planning

Pesach menu 2014

I make my menu with a lot of flexibility. My seders are both the same (it’s just my family this year, and by the time the second seder starts beginning around 9:30pm or so!), I can’t imagine there will be too much eating from the littler people. Especially since we only have chicken legs and […]


1 week to go, and still buying chametz!

I went out to the grocery store tonight. Mostly for produce, especially fruit, which we go through at an amazing rate! But I also got some non-passover snack-type things that my kiddos love. I got comments on how brave I was to be buying chametz still…at 1 week to go. Really? Brave? I guess I […]


Pre-Pesach meals (2014)

This week, most people are going to be working hard on Passover prep. Cleaning the house, checking hidden places, shopping, and then the biggest and longest piece: cleaning the kitchen. So much work, and so much time! Focusing on the food we will be preparing once we’re ready may cause something else important to slip […]


Meal ideas for before Passover (2014)

A hungry family is a grumpy one. This week, most people are going to be working hard on Passover prep. Cleaning the house, checking hidden places, shopping, and then the biggest and longest piece: cleaning the kitchen. So much work, and so much time! It can feel overwhelming. I always do lists to help, but […]


Have you made matza recently? (recipe and photos, kids)

My kiddos and I have made matza several times – for parshat Bo and demonstrating for Passover (although we never actually made it for Passover!). This is a great hands-on activity for kids. Knowing the theory and then actually doing it are two different things! We had a fun time making it, but can definitely appreciate buying […]


2014 Passover guides are out!

Passover is really coming now!  There are tons of resources available, and the guides are out. Here are some links for you: 2013 Star-K Passover guide: Free download and other Passover articles CRC Passover 2014 OU Passover 2014 (or download the guide) Rabbi Eidlitz Passover 2014 COR Passover 2014 Seattle Vaad 2014 (Sephardi / Ashkenazi download) More Passover resources from Kosher.com How are your Passover preparations […]