Passover begins on Friday. Friday just so happens to also be my dad’s birthday! And it’s also Earth Day. I love when the universe makes amazing things come together. Squeeeee!
Since it’s Passover/Dad’s birthday/Earth Day, I haven’t done much except for focus on Passover/Dad’s birthday/Earth Day — and running!
Prepping for Passover…
But in all honesty, I’ve been so busy prepping for Passover that this week has basically disappeared from the calendar. First it was the grocery (two, actually). Next came a trip to Target. Then lots of cleaning and laundry. And now for all the cooking.
Passover — and all the Jewish holidays — actually all holidays in general — are both super fantastic and a huge pain in the derrière. On the one hand, it’s awesome making a huge meal. On the other, it’s not.
Making the Hugest of Huge Meals
Did I mention the overeating?
This year, to keep things slightly less stressful, I wasn’t planning to invite anyone. Ya know, just keep it simple. But let’s face it. If I’m making a big meal anyway, we might as well share the holiday with friends. Plus, we love entertaining. Always have. I don’t know why! But as much stress that comes along with it is totally worth it in the end. I’ll pare down the amount of dishes we use (hey, this ain’t 1956 with all the coffee and hors d’oeuvres anyway) and since there will be little people present, we’ll use some kid-friendly (i.e. dishwasher safe) serving platters.
Seder in a Box?
Aside from all the Passover preparations, my runs have been pretty awesome this week. Of course I’ll tell you all about them next week but let me just say this: Stella’s got her groove back. And it’s fantastic. Sun + warm = a very happy runner.
Well I guess that’s all from here. I should probably get back to Passover cooking.
TALK TO ME!
Tell me one randomly awesome thing that happened this week.
Do you love entertaining or would you rather be entertained?