N’oubliez pas…

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Tonight we go to le monsieur’s uncle and aunt’s house to celebrate Passover Seder.  This is our first Passover since my MIL passed away, and we’re all feeling her loss today as she’d hosted the big family Seders for decades. But we’ll create new traditions as well as honor the old. My apple kugel is made, and I just have to whip up a Dijon vinaigrette for tossing with the fresh haricots, cooked slightly al dente and served at room temperature. 
Our home project (new floors/painting) is still in progress; we probably have another few days, now mostly of painting and finish work. (Then we face the daunting task of putting everything away that’s now piled on the floor in multiple rooms!) At this point, there’s a little something still to be done in every room. I’ll post more progress photos tomorrow.
Happy Pesach, for those who celebrate, and if this is Good Friday for you, I hope that you’re observing in whatever way is most meaningful for you.
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  1. April 6, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    And a very happy holiday weekend to you, too!


  2. April 6, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    That’s a busy weekend, and potentially an emotional and rewarding one as well. Family and food and memories — Enjoy!

  3. April 6, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful Passover Seder and weekend, Une Femme. It’s always fun to see a Karina dress featured, aren’t they marvelous?

  4. Leigh
    April 6, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Have a wonderful Passover. Those green beans sound so good!

  5. April 6, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    …and a Chag Sameach to you, too! We’re doing two seders at our house this year, so that no one will be left out. But my daughter and I do the cooking together, so it is generally lots of fun. (Not so much when the garbage disposal plugs in the middle of the proceedings, but we dealt with that as well (the plunger is your friend)). I have an article from one of the cooking magazines from years ago, entitled “Passover in the City of Light”, all about, if I’m not mistaken, Passover in Paris. I should go and dig it up, in honour of your upcoming trip.

  6. April 7, 2012 / 3:00 am

    Happy holidays to all.

  7. Pam @ over50feeling40
    April 6, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Though I am not Jewish, I have participated in two Seder dinners and I just love them. The traditions are so rich and beautiful and mean a lot to me as a Christian. I know it will be even more meaningful and emotional due to the circumstances. I hope you holiday brings joy to the family!

  8. kathy peck
    April 6, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Happy Passover to you Susan. Actually, thanks to you, I’m not doing a Seder this year. I’m so overwhelmed with other stuff, and when deciding whether to push myself, thought back to what I believe was your Thanksgiving post? About being too overwhelmed to cook, etc. Somehow, it gave me permission to say No! And thank you for that. My mother already called this morning and left what she intended as a guilt inducing message, but it didn’t work! I thought of you, and felt calm. Have a wonderful Seder, and holiday weekend.

  9. sisty
    April 7, 2012 / 2:01 am

    Thank you, Pseu. There!s something heartening about Good Friday and the first day of Pesach being on the same day this year. An affirmation of our closeness and common humanity. Blessings all around!

  10. April 7, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Happy holidays. After looking at the Karina website, I once again wish they and other businesses would give garment dimensions instead of the vague “knee-length” and “right above the knee” (may be on you but not on me) as well as bust and hip measurements. Too much guesswork results in fewer sales.

  11. Susan Tiner
    April 18, 2012 / 12:31 am

    I wish I could taste your apple kugel! The Passover Seder is one of my favorite holidays — I miss celebrating it (no longer married to my Jewish ex). I know you will miss your MIL’s cooking and spirit.

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