Hi & Happy Spring! It has certainly been a while since I have published a blog…actually, it’s been over a month to be exact. This Spring has been pretty busy, as I have my irons in a few fires right now, and it has been hard to find time to pursue new ventures & work on Entertaining is Easy simultaneously. SO, the blog has had to take a back seat while I’ve worked on these new opportunities…that’s the beauty of my blog…it’s always there, and I can come back to anytime…it really is so nice to sit and write again.
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t going to write anything until next week. That was until this past Saturday, when I ran into a dear friend in the grocery store. Courtney is so sweet, and has followed my blog for quite some time. When she remarked enthusiastically, “I’m looking forward to reading your Passover blog this year”, I immediately became guilt-ridden. I didn’t work on a Passover menu this year, because I simply didn’t have the time…& that’s what I told her. She looked so disappointed. It was Saturday night, Émilie had stuff to do all day, which meant I had stuff to do all day, and I was exhausted. Plus, I’m working all week. The first night of Passover is this Friday, & there is a bunch of cooking to do. There was no way that a Passover blog was getting done.
Then, I began thinking…what if I shared with you my a few of my favorite Passover things? After all, we are celebrating Passover whether I write or not. How hard is it to share with you this year’s menu, since all the recipes are already on the website. That’s easy, actually…really easy. Courtney, thank you for inspiring me.
So here goes…
Lemon Herb Matzo Ball Soup…I love the addition of fresh lemon, particularly Meyer lemon, as it imparts a brightness to this Passover classic…adding fresh parsley, chives & dill to the matzo balls imparts a fresh, Spring flavor.
I just love these on the Seder table…Haroset Bites…the “mortar” goes to a whole new level with these tasty morsels…dried dates, apricots, cranberries & raisins are marinated in wine, lemon juice & cinnamon then processed & rolled in ground walnuts…serve. I like to eat them with a dollop of fresh horseradish & a piece of matzo…these are amazing & easy-peasy!
Matzo Meal Fried Chicken…seriously. So good. Really…on Passover? Kosher? Yep. Crunchy, flavorful, moist…my mouth begins to water just thinking about it.
For dessert, I like to keep it simple & I always make two chocolate desserts that are self-serve, as some will not want anything sweet at the end of a big seder meal…Passover Chocolate Zebra Cookies…chocolate never tasted so good…serve these with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or gelato…that’s all you need…