Saturday, April 2, 2016

Preparing For Passover...Lot's of Quality Time in The Kitchen

Nostalgic Times: 1950s Passover

I'm getting ready for the holiday of Passover, a time which will bring me into my kitchen for some real "quality time". Don't get me wrong, I do spend a lot of time in my kitchen now, but nothing quite racks up special domestic time like Passover. Yes, I know that the holiday of Easter consumes a good deal of family cooking preparation, but Passover is a double whammy and then some... two big holiday meals or Seders followed by an entire week of special Passover foods and recipes which take over the kitchen.

I was reminded of my childhood Passovers when I saw this picture posted on If you look closely at the little girl she is wearing MaryJane shoes and ankle socks. Oh boy do I remember going shopping for new clothes and new shoes for the holiday. It's been a very long time since I saw mom and daughters in the kitchen wearing a dress with an apron. Not to mention high heels!

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  1. This looks like my grandma's house. No matter where my grandma lived we always knew where she kept the cookie jar!

  2. I agree not only the sedars, and week of special foods but you still need to change all the utensils and pots and pans, clean out all the non passover food from everywhere. Nice pic