Friday, May 2, 2008
Isn't our Seder Table lovely?
The artwork we brought down from our apartment in New York because we want to keep it safe from our messy construction project this summer. But we thought it added a great deal to our Seder decoration. We loved the Jewish-themed tableware, and the gold silverware looked lovely next to it, too.
Let me see if I can remember the meal, course by course. Naturally, after Easter dinner 2007 was served at 10:30 PM, there was a fair amount of good-natured ribbing about the time we would be served. Luckily, we sat down to dinner before 9:00. We began with a reading of the Haggadah by Gabe, leading us in the traditional prayers (in English, we didn't attempt the Hebrew) and dipped the parsley in the salt water, and things like that. The first course was a lovely lettuce salad, and then the matzo ball soup pictured below. The matzo ball soup was a big hit, with us as well as with Travelin' Travis. Louise feels that a Seder is incomplete with only one type of kugel, so naturally she made two. A savory noodle kugel upheld the Ashkenazi tradition, while a sweet raisin-rice kugel represented the Sephardic cuisine. Sarah made beautiful Cornish Game Hens stuffed with a savory rice stuffing. Each one of us was served an enormous hen, which was a little overwhelming. They proved to be as moist and delicious as they were attractive. We were all having so much fun that we kept the party rolling until past 12:30 AM, breaking even the Easter dinner record.