Table for 25

Welcome to the week I am unable to eat bread or the holiday known as Passover. For me I enjoy my salads and fish this week and the occasional piece of Matzah and Matzoh Ball soup.

My immediate family is rather small with just over 11 people. When you add in extended family and we always open the door to friends we grow quite a bit. This year both nights we were 24 and 26 people around the table. We try to keep our Seder service to a half hour which is good for about 2 glasses of wine! Everyone reads a passage. We read the 4 questions in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Italian. We sing them in Hebrew. Next year we will add Russian to the languages read. And the little ones always find the afikoman as soon as the adults sit down for the meal.

The meal includes: Brisket (My Favorite), Matzoh Ball Soup, Salad, Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Pancakes, and Matzah!

Just some of the 100+ Matzoh Balls made

Luke making Potato Pancakes

With so many guests around the table you can imagine 1) the conversation is always about food and sometimes when is the next meal and 2) there are at least 13 different conversations going on at the same time. I wouldn't have it any other way. We are family and holidays are sometimes the only time we can all get together.

Passover Seder


To all those who celebrate Chag Samech!



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