The Beginning and Ending of Passover
Today is the last day of Passover. During the day, we’ll eat up some of the remaining matzoh and dream of the bread-filled meals coming the next day. Technically, we can break Passover tonight, but, practically, eating dinner after 8:30pm isn’t worth it, even if it will be our first non-Passover meal in 8 days.
I was going to end with a Cooking With TechyDad post on how to make matzoh brie, but I realized that I did that last year. So instead, I’ll give you a quick photo tour of our Passover experience.
The day before Passover, we mostly spent cleaning and shopping. However, we did have one unexpected treat. As we pulled into a local Target’s parking lot, we saw a familiar pink truck. It was the Fluffalicious cupcake truck!
We decided to get the boys one cupcake each and split a giant cupcake between the two of us. NHL got a S’mores cupcake. JSL chose a chocolate banana cupcake. B and I split a giant cookie dough cupcake. (Let me tell you: It’s torture to go through these photos during Passover!)
The morning before Passover, I went to temple very early. You see, because one of the plagues was death of the first born, first born Jewish males have to fast the day before Passover. However, there’s a way out of this obligation. If you attend a special learning session, you have to celebrate afterwards by participating in a celebratory meal. And once you eat, you’re let out of the fast for the rest of the day.
After temple, we went out to Friendly’s for breakfast. B had eggs and french toast (which I don’t have a photo of), I had eggs and pancakes and the boys had M&M pancakes.
Sadly, while delicious, this was our last non-Passover food for the next 8 days.
That night, we went to B’s aunt’s house for the Passover seder. We had a great time with family and had fabulous food.
The next night we had the second seder. In many ways, it was a repeat of the first. Lots of good times and good food with family.
During the rest of Passover, we dealt with a finicky child’s hunger strike (luckily, it turns out he really likes matzoh pizza), a lot of exhaustion and a lot of matzoh. Tonight, we’ll pack up our Passover pans, cooking utensils and the like and put them away for another year. I can’t say we’ll be very sorry to see it go. Passover is fun, but by now we are all dreaming of our favorite non-Kosher-for-Passover foods!