Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Passover

Ok, almost Wordless Wednesday. You all know I can't REALLY be quiet. I spent the past two nights at two different family Passover celebrations! Monday night, I went with Adam to his family's seder, and didn't quite feel right taking photos. Tuesday though, at my mom's, I took advantage of the situation to take some great photos of the amazing eats and just a few of the people. My mom had 23 people at her house last night!


The gorgeous table


Fun and games with my mom (that's my stepdad's niece, and I didn't have permission to blog her face!)


Peas anyone?


Gefilte fish, made by Aunt Dori


Mock chopped liver, made out of lentils! (I'll blog this soon)


Matzo ball soup!


"Cement", a dish made out of potatoes and hard boiled eggs


Charoset, in our family, a salad of chopped apples, toasted walnuts, dried apricots, fresh orange juice, and LOTS of cinnamon


Orange and onion salad made by Eo... amazing!


Jared and the brisket


Leigh and her friend Annalisa

And then dessert. I made a macaroon-crust lemon cheesecake...and it was an epic fail. The edges were fine, but the middle got weird. Then, according to my mom, by this morning, it had completely disintegrated and turned into soup. So I remade it tonight and it failed again, so I give up... but Leigh and Aunt Dori brought truly amazing desserts...


Chocolate mousse sponge cake by Aunt Dori


French macarons made by Leigh. I love them.


I love taking pictures of them.



And apparently, I like to play with them too...


(that's my new tiny casserole dish...thanks mom!)


Peep-aron? Macapeep?

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13 Responses to Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Passover

  1. So not a wordless post ;P hehe …and I can’t believe your Mom hosted 23 ?! I would be totally overwhelmed. She’s the hostess with the mostess 😉
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  2. What a beautiful seder! I can’t wait for that mock chopped liver recipe.
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  3. mom says:

    it was so fun!! ..and i am so tired!

  4. Jordan says:

    What a lovely celebration! The charoset looks delish!

  5. Cassie says:

    Looks great. Happy Passover! I like the Macapeep.
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  6. That cement sounds like something DIRECTLY up my alley! 😀
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  7. Christina says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous table! Sandra Lee (barf) ain’t got nothing on your mama!!

    Ohhh I want the recipes for the liver, the cement, and the charoset!

    Also, Leigh looks SO much like you in that picture! Definitely can see the sister/family resemblance! 🙂
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  8. Roz says:

    Happy Passover Mara. Amazing pics as always!! (PS: LOVE Christina’s engagement shoot) GOOD LUCK for Friday’s auction – so excited to be part of it.
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  9. Brittany says:

    First off, your mom is amazing!! The whole Passover Seder looks fabulous, especially that charoset. 😉

    And, I’m definitely intrigued by the mock chopped liver.
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  10. Susanne Swisher says:

    I would love to see the recipes for the charoset and the cement. I tried to Google it, but all I got was pictures and stuff about the stuff you walk on.
    Please share, they look incredible.
    Thanks, Susanne

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