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Just a little peek into my Pesach Planning

Posted on: April 16, 2011

To Do List.

1. Get Table and Chairs (Sunday before)
2. Grocery Shopping-make a grocery list.. i can start getting some stuff.
3.  Make copies of Haggadot
4.  Edit Haggadah
5.  
 
Game Plan 
 
Friday-Buying Plates and silverware from FE  / Table Ordered and Delivery Set for Sunday
Saturday-Fresh Direct Shopping-Farmer’s Market Shopping for lamb (ordered) and Eggs and Kale and/or Chard
Sunday-Table and Chairs being delivered…I don’t have a time frame because as the lady told         me, “we’ve got a lot of Passover deliveries!!”  Do you mind hanging out at my house for them to drop it off?
    Can you bring over your food processor and the slow cooker

Monday Morning-Fresh Direct Delivery(i thought fresh direct delivery is tomorrow, right???)
/Cleaning
-Make Spreads-Hummus & Bean Salad & Falafell
-Prep Veggie Main but Do Not Bake
-Cleaning and Setting of Table
-Buy Wine, Candles,
Retrieve Glassware and platters from Miriam’s House
I have a meeting in the city until 4. i’ll head to your house afterwards, then we can hop on the LIRR at nostrand..k?-yes, ma’am :)
5PM – Leave for Long Island

Tuesday Morning-
Bake Matzoh
Bake Dessert

10AM-Start Lamb-In Crock Pot
    -Make Seasoning mix for Chicken and Potatoes

12PM-Final Cleaning of the Apartment/Vacum or sweep steps out side, clean bathroom, fresh towels, make sure we have TP, Soap, Etc. for bathroom

2PM-Make Salads- Do Not Dress-Tabooleh and Fatoosh
        Cut up Kale/Chard
-Start Chicken
-Prep Potatoes

4PM-    Shower and Get Ready, final cleaning of bedroom  MAKE YOUR BED!!!
    -Potatoes in OVen
   

5PM-Set Table with Haggadahs, etc./ Start Rice /food in kitchen and wrap up
6PM Guests Arrive/Veggie Main in OVen
630PM-Start Seder

Menu
Mains    Lamb-braised and roasted…possibly 1 leg of lamb or 6 shanks.
Roasted Chicken-2–maybe we won’t need it but not everyone likes lamb on the other hand with all of the sides and veggie main we should be e, right??
Veggie    Veggie “Lasgana”
    Falafel
Sides    Bean Salad-found a recipe for a garbanzo bean salad
    Farfel with Mushrooms
    Fatoosh with Matzoh-
    Roasted Potatoes
    Tabooleh
    Hummus
    Egg Plant Dip
    Pickled Radishes and Beets
    Green salad

sauteed kale/chard or something green i think

 
Drinks
    Wine-STILL NEED
    Water-and Seltzer?YES!
    Grape Juice-STILL NEED

Grocery Shopping List
Foods
Lamb (1 leg or 3-4 shanks)-
Chicken-2 Small Chickens-FD
Matzoh (several boxes for Veg Dish)-FD
Beans (4Cans garbanzo (beanSalad), 6 Cans Black( Bean salad and Veg Dish)FD
Mushrooms (2-3 packs button)-FD
Farfel
Parsley (about 5 bunches-Tabouleh, Fatoosh, and Seder Plate)-FD
Tomatoes-About 6-8 Fatoosh and Tabooleh-FD
Cucumbers-About 6-8 for Fatoosh-FD
Onions-about 6 Red and 3 White-FD
Scallions-FD
Tofu-Miriam
Eggs-2 Dozen-@ our homes
Rice??-Potatoes _STILL NEED-YES!
Lemons-FD
Mint-FD
Fava Beans (Falafel)-STILL NEED
Garlic-FD
Fake Butter–STILL NEED
Soy Milk
Matzoh Meal-STILL NEED—i brought over about 2-3 lbs of matzoh meal yesterday.Oh Yeah…sorry
Olive Oil-STIULL NEED
Olives-STILL NEEED

Seder-seder plate?
    Matzoh-i’ll do my best to grab some from avenue Jew with the seder plate ASAP.-Done
    Orange-Ordered
    Herbs that are bitter (isn’t this the parsley?) nope, horseradish-Ordered
    Salt water-thanks babe
    Parsley or Celery-Ordered
    Charoset (Apples, Dates, Figs, Nuts, Wine)
    Lamb shank- also could use a beet.

Non-Food
    Pillows
    Plates and Cutlery-Purchased 

    I’ll bring cups-Don’t Forget!
    Napkins and Table Cloth-i got table cloths     <–how many do you have?? 2 of them, at least, probably more!
    Bowl for Hand Washing/Cup
    Extra Plate for Matzoh
    Napkins for Matzoh and Afikomen
    Bowls/ serving dishes for Potatoes, Farfel, 3 Salads

Fresh Direct Ordered 04.15.11 for delivery on Sunday*
   
Passover 1st night Seder April 18in Long Beach, NY with Liz.  She emailed me today 04/10.  forwarded to you.

Passover 2nd night Seder April 19th in Brooklyn with Guests.
I sent out the Facebook Invite today.  

Guest List (please feel free to edit and add comments here)-sounds great! you’re great!

The Jewish Folks
You & Me
Jezel-+1-confirmed
Jill-confirmed
Cecilia-confirmed
Nikki-confirmed-v?
Jess-confirmed-v
Dorin-confirmed

Non-Jewish Folks
Payal-confirmed-v
Tamika
Angela R-confirmed
Desiree-yes-v
Joanne -yes
Candice-confirmed
15 Total as of 04.16
Is there anyone else we want to invite?  I know you have a lot on your plate right now!

We’re using the Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah version 7.0
http://velveteenrabbi.com/VRHaggadah.pdf

Chairs and Table and Napkins, etc. ordered and will be delivered on Sunday  

I’ll need to come by and get the slow cooker and probably the food processor–i can bring these if you can’t get over here this week.

Those multiple color lines are our conversations over the past two weeks.  We’re in the home streatch. In a few minutes, I’ll post again (for tomorrow) and give you the other tally.  Let me just say this, Santa Claus came correct when he said “checkin’ it twice!”

5 Responses to "Just a little peek into my Pesach Planning"

I need a nap just reading about it!

Your menu is amazing! Good luck and enjoy :-)

On the side, I have just started reading your blog- it’s really fantastic- am thrilled to have found it.

Chag sameach

@Dena-I was on high-level of stress today because I had to work but now that I’m home and off for the next two days, I’m feeling good. I just have to prep and cook:)
Chag Sameach!
@Aurel-Welcome! So glad to have you along for the ride :) Thanks for the menu compliments, as long as it all goes according to plan, we’re in good shape. Chag Sameach to you as well.

*falls over in shock* What a list! My girlfriend and I are lucky if we get a turkey going on thanksgiving.

Sooo, how was it?!!!

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