Thursday, 12 April 2012

Belated Passover Seder Post

Last Friday night I spent the first two nights of Passover at home. This was the first time I've been able to spend Passover with my family in four years. It was great. I had a lot to do while I was home (headshots and a manicure...both more necessary than you'd think) so I wasn't able to help my mom a whole lot with the seder preparations. However, I was able to snap a few pics.
We snuck in some pre-seder margaritas in the afternoon. No one makes margaritas quite like my mother does. They're perfect. My family is very particular about margaritas. They should always be made with fresh lime juice. No sugar. No mixes.
Our table was beautifully set up for the seder. There was also a kiddy table of sorts at the end of the table that I didn't get a pic of (which I still sit at...the kids are now 19, 21, and 22).
I love our seder plate. It is so much classier than the plastic one that I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond last year for my seder in New York.
I took a few pictures of my mom preparing the tenderloin. I made chicken last year. Chicken will never be able to stand up to tenderloin. I wish I could make tenderloin all the time. Unfortunately, it's a little (a lot) expensive.
Omg yum. Perfectly rare.
Me and my mommy in the kitchen.
My mom forgot that I don't mix meat and dairy, so both desserts were made with dairy. As a result I had to wait a ridiculously long time after our meal before I could eat dessert. The chocolate torte was amazing. I took some to eat on the plane back to nyc on Sunday.
The lemon cheesecake was not the greatest. We think it may have been a tad bit undercooked. These things happen with new recipes. It was quite beautiful though. Now we know to cook it a bit more.

All in all it was a beautiful seder and a wonderful weekend. It was so nice to be able to spend a couple of days with my parents. I was able to squeeze in some mexican food before passover started, so that was amazing and delicious. I always love being able to go home to Houston. To all of you who also celebrate Passover, I hope your Passover is going well. Only two more days until we can eat carbs again! Yay!