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By Billa

It’s my turn to write the blog for the week, but I’ve been kind of busy.

Besides having very welcome house guests for five days (kids and grandkids), I had promised to present 17 people with a Seder dinner. So, I enlisted a caterer to help me with a menu I created.

This is what it looked like:



Gefilte Fish Dumplings

Salmon Tataki


Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup


Potato-Crusted Red Snapper with

Mushroom/Red Wine Reduction

Baked Chicken Lollipops

Roasted Asparagus Salad

Potato and Shallot Kugel

Carrot and Beet Fritters


Lemon Cheesecake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Fruit Platter

I wanted to put my spin on the dinner, so I chose to prepare some items myself - matzo ball soup, potato/shallot kugel, lemon cheesecake, and the flourless chocolate cake.

In addition, this being the Seder, I had to prepare charoset - a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, and wine, a roasted beet and a roasted egg, and seventeen hard-boiled and peeled eggs to be served in salt water.

But the cooking part was mostly fun. What wasn’t was the logistics nightmare - getting enough chairs, plates, glassware, and silverware necessary to serve all these courses to 17 people. Plus, cleaning up afterwards was exhausting.

Now that it’s over, I’m thinking of doing things differently next year. Maybe let the caterer do more. Most likely I’ll use plastic recyclable plates and utensils.

Happy Passover Happy Easter Happy Ramadan


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Great going Billa! Menu very creative and dazzling. Great idea for next year, the help of recyclable plastic plates and utensils. Thank you for sharing hour Happy Passover!

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Billa Rubenstein
Billa Rubenstein
18 apr 2022
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Thanks, Carmen. And a very Happy Passover to you too. Billa

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