Chicken soup with vegetables—or—matzo ball soup
Broiled asparagus Sauteed spinach with basil and pine nuts
Horseradish potato gratin
Roast beef and onions—or—Slow cooker coffee-braised brisket with vegetables
Flourless chocolate cake
We’ll start our Christian Seder feast with chicken soup, because my son doesn’t like matzo balls, but I’ve included a recipe in case you do. In either case, you’ll be eating chicken broth, the “Jewish penicillin.”
Then we bring out the vegetables and meat! You might wonder why we aren’t eating lamb, and the answer is that the last lamb slain for sin was 2,000 years ago. As Christians we aren’t obligated to sacrifice for our sins anymore (in fact, it would be sin to do so!), so we don’t eat lamb at Passover. However, in keeping with our Jewish roots, we don’t eat ham, either! Chicken or beef will suffice, although if you like lamb (I don’t), there’s no reason not to enjoy it at this time. I’ve included a recipe for lamb as well.
After our sumptuous meal is eaten, we’ll sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and a decadent slice of flourless chocolate cake. You’ve never eaten anything so chocolate if you haven’t tasted one of these!
Chicken Soup with Vegetables
Matzo Ball Soup
Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts
Horseradish Potato Gratin
Roast Beef and Onions
Slow Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket with Vegetables
Rosemary and Garlic Roast Leg of Lamb
Flourless Chocolate Cake
You may notice that most of my recipes are from Real Simple.com. They aren’t paying me anything; in fact, they don’t even know I’m linking to them. I just like their recipes!