There are so many amazing things you can do to add a little more magick to your Passover Seder. Needless to say, using the fabulous Peeling a Pomegranate Haggadah is an easy way to do this, but there are so many others that you can do (all of which work great with my haggadah and others, too). Considering that so much of the Seder is about creating a sense of wonder to engage your body, mind, and spirit. It’s intended to be experiential. Here are a few ideas to bring a little more magick to your Pesach.
Passover menu planning is always a fun experience for me. I just love food and creating a menu that enhances the spiritual experience of the seder is a great exercise. I like to try a few new things every year, but also mix in a few fan favorites. This year I’m bringing back the charoset sampler, but the rest of the menu is new. I hope this menu works well the with the latest version of the Peeling a Pomegranate Haggadah (shameless plug, I know).
Below you’ll find my final menu with links to either the recipe, if I found it online, or the book it can be found in. As I have a freezer full of local beef, I opted to serve meat this year. Be sure to see my 5768 menu, if you are looking for a vegetarian Passover menu. I always try to serve a few good Kosher wines, just to prove to the skeptics that they exist. I discovered a new winery this year: Yogev. The store had a tasting, and I bought two bottles. They are both blends. The Shiraz blend is a smoky flavor which made me think it would go well with a mushroom dish (which I’m not making) and the Merlot blend is a nice spicy wine -which is exactly the opposite of what I would have thought. I’m not great at wine-pairing, so I hope these and whatever my guests bring will go well with the food.