My kitchen is clean! It takes someone coming over for dinner to get me on my knees, cleaning out the inside of cabinets. Once I start, I am a cleaning maniac and won't stop. I don't even get hungry! I still have some organizing to do, rearranging but on the most part, if they came right now, my kitchen is clean.
So today, I hope to make the matzo-ball soup. Just stick it in the refrigerator. We're having:
roasted potatoes and carrots
and a fruit salad for dessert.
Along with the traditional, hard boiled eggs, horseradish, and the charoset - a apple, honey walnut mixture that symbolizes the mortar used by the Israelite s in the building of Egypt
Navy will join us, while Foodie has to work. Passover is fairly new to me - my 12th one I have done and I still kinda freak out. It's supposed to be a simple meal. Some women start weeks ahead, cleaning. I wonder at times, if that is where our "spring-cleaning" came to be. I read somewhere that in New York City, they actually hire special cleaners to clean their homes of every last breadcrumb or chametz. (leavened bread) Some families, hold on to a few breadcrumbs and then by candlelight with a feather, sweep them up and burn them. It's like a burnt offering in a way - I can see how this would be a neat tradition if you had young children. All of these rituals are really not scriptural - just TRADITION!
I'll be glad when it's finally here. I do this for the Husband.