|Raise your hand if this is how you learned about Passover! Source|
|Box of delicious chametz. I'll miss those oats!|
|Corn syrup-y, soybeany, and otherwise forbidden!|
|Bare pantry. Soon to be stocked with matzah!|
This year I am hosting some friends (Jewish and non-Jewish) for the first night of Passover. I started last Friday, making and freezing some things, and will work my way through the menu over the course of the next week. I'm making Veggie Soup with matzo balls. Usually we do chicken soup, but the first night of Passover is also Good Friday this year, so a few of my guests will not be eating meat for Lent. I asked Dan if the rules were as strict as not eating chicken stock... he wasn't sure, so I decided better safe than sorry. Also I'll be making my grandmother's brisket, and a salmon recipe for the Catholics. There will also be Quinoa, which seems like it would not be allowed but is secretly a seed not a grain so it passes the chametz test, Kugel, salad, and gefilte fish. For dessert, since most of the usual suspects (cookies, cake, pie) are out, I found 2 passover safe recipes: Lemon Curd and Pecan Bars.