Changing over a kitchen for the holiday of Passover happened when I got married. It may seem crazy to change over dish ware for a one week holiday but for a gal who didn’t want to keep kosher all year round it made the ordeal feasible. One week I could fathom. Future children would at least be exposed to keeping kosher in case they wanted to follow more orthodox traditions when they had their own families.
My mother-in -law helped me out since she had earned a set of china at her bank ( You know some supermarkets have that dish set incentive sometimes) and begifted them for our holiday dish set. Throughout the years the holiday preparation became more organized with 5 boxes housing all the necessary supplies.
I try to switch out dishes not more than 2 days ahead of the seder but the cooking supplies come out earlier as the baking/cooking begins. I made matzoh balls when I returned from Milwaukee’s shopping trip and froze them. (I swear I visited 5 different stores to get everything on my list and still needed to go buy fresh veggies upon my return).
Spring cleaning has also begun in earnest. Thank heavens for a self cleaning oven which took care of itself on Sunday while I did other chores.
This morning since the dog awoke me earlier than usual the eggs got boiled and the grill smoked the brisket. It’s still finishing up in the oven and will be sliced once it cools a bit. Potato kugel and the charoset (for the symbolic Seder plate) also on the agenda for today.
How do folks ever fix holiday meals all in one day?
I even set the table a day ahead.
I’m meshugena (crazy) enough even splitting up the tasks…