G-FB6LH291YY

Updated 3/2/21

Check out all the fabulous Passover recipes I’m sharing today.  Plus Passover Celebration Printables for your Seder tablescape! 

WE’RE ENOYING FABULOUS PASSOVER RECIPES AND PLAYING SEDER GAMES!

I’m not really one to overwork a topic, this is really about Passover recipes and ideas!  So I’m not going to start this PASSOVER POST with a lesson on why we celebrate Pesach each year.   

If you’re reading this post, you probably already know.  I’m not trying to “go rogue”, I swear!  It’s just that I have so many great Passover ideas to share with you, I figured you could read that stuff on someone else’s website.  True that?  

After all, I’m an Entertaining Diva, not a history teacher!

So, to that end, lets talk about your Passover invitations and tablescape decor first. 

 

PASSOVER SEDER PRINTABLES – Matching Seder Invitation, Guest Place Cards & Napkins Rings

 

I just love to have a “theme” when I give a party in my home.  When inviting friends and family for a Passover Seder, it seems fitting to do the same.  This year I chose a “desert” theme with pyramids and camels on a “matzah” background.  How cute is that?

I’ll tell you how to get your own set of Passover Printables a little later in this post!

 

PASSOVER GAME – “I’M GOING TO JERUSALEM, AND I’M TAKING A …”

My inspiration came from a game we play during our Passover Seder, “I’m Going to Jerusalem, and I’m Taking A (insert item)”.  We began this tradition many years ago when I hosted my first Passover Seder as a Jew-by-choice.  In other words, I converted.  

Wanting to show our boys what fun and how important Passover is to our religion, we made pillows for “reclining” in our seats with matching napkins.  They’ve since been passed along to our oldest son now to carry on the tradition.  No pics I’m afraid, as we’re not in the habit of recording our Seders pictorially.

passover recipes

So, I was also keen to do a Seder that had fabulous renditions of the traditional Seder dishes, but also make it fun for our two young sons. The game is played with each guest saying the phrase and inserting an item with the correct letter of the alphabet.  You then add your item to the growing list, attempting to remember all that came before.

 

HERE’S HOW IT GOES… (pretty much!)

  • Jay – “I’m going to Jerusalem, and I’m taking an APPLE.
  • Nan – “I’m going to Jerusalem, and I’m taking an APPLE and a BABA (date filled cookie)
  • Matt – “I’m going to Jerusalem, and I’m taking an APPLE, a BABA, and a CARROT
  • Brad – “I’m goning to Jerslum, I’m taking my truck!”  (he was still a bit young for the game!)

 

Because everyone has, by ceremonial requirement, drunk a bit of wine, the game can get very loud and silly.  The more guests you have, the easier it is to get through the alphabet, but everyone has a great time.  Why not try “I’m Going to Jerusalem” at your Passover Seder this year?

I’m still conceptualizing my final Seder tablescape at this point in my planning, though.  Maybe a few yards of natural color muslin running down the center of the tables as my “desert” landscape… There might be some pyramids showing up too.  We’ll see what I can come up with!

 

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT A MORE TRADITIONAL INVITATION …

passover seder invitationFor those of you who might want a more “traditional” Passover Seder Invitation, I created a lovely invitation for you too!

Just download the PDF and print your invitations on 8 1/2″ x 11″ white card stock.  It’s as simple as that!

THIS INVITATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE

Keep reading to find how to get the rest of the Passover Celebration Printables later in this post.

 

 

HAVING HOUSE GUESTS FOR PASSOVER WEEKEND? 

Here’s one my favorite Passover recipes for breakfast, especially if I’ve got guests for the holiday.

CHREMSLACH – TWO WAYS (mazto pancakes)

passover recipesMaking Chremslach is so fast and easy, they should become part of your weekend breakfast routine all year long. 

But especially during Passover, when leavened bread is not consumed, these “gourmet” matzo pancakes are a special treat for breakfast for a quick “Pesach” snack.

The variations are endless, whether you add to the pancake batter itself or go nuts with toppings.

Either way, you’ll want to make some this Passover, especially if you’re hosting guests for Passover weekend.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPES:  Gourmet Matzo Pancakes (Chremslach)

 

 

CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE ON MATZO WITH DATE JAM FOR YOUR SEDER’S APPETIZER 

passover recipesIf you have a crowd of chopped liver lover’s, then this recipe will satisfy them all!  It’s one of the Passover recipes that are sure to please everyone at your Seder table. 

Have you ever tried fig jam on a cheese platter?  That lovely combination of sweet and savory is tantalizing paired with a nice crisp white wine.

Now, take that same mindset and apply it to chopped liver.

Think of the smooth liver pate, with a little dollop of date jam piled on top of a crunchy piece of matzo.

 If that doesn’t sound fabulous, adjust your mindset!  (unless you’re not a fan of chopped liver, of course!)

 

You can serve it family style in a crock slathered with date jam, or be a little fancy and serve it as an individually plated appetizer.  It’s entirely up to your style of entertaining!  I really tried to give you some versatility with this selection of Passover recipes.

passover recipes and game

You’ll find this Passover recipe at the bottom of this post.

 

 

SPANISH ASPARAGUS VINAIGRETTE FOR PASSOVER SEDER 

passover recipesSimple ingredients, in a simple preparation equals a sublime flavor equation that takes subtle Spring asparagus to new heights.

When the dressing is poured over asparagus, and topped with thick wedges of jammy eggs transforms the dish into a trip to the Jewish Catalan communities of Spain.

What a lovely addition Spanish Asparagus Vinaigrette would make to your Passover Seder dinner.   It’s one of my absolute favorite Passover recipes!

Click on the link, print out the recipe and then check “find Seder side dish” off your Passover planning list – Spanish Asparagus Vinaigrette

 

ASPARAGUS MATZO TERRINES WITH BLENDER HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

We all get a little tired of matzo as the end of Passover nears.  Okay, very tired of Matzo!  Asparagus Matzo Terrines with Blender Hollandaise Sauce to the rescue!

asparagus matzo terrine with blender hollandaise sauce

Every year I task myself with creating something a little different for Passover week meals.  Maybe a twist on an old favorite or traditional recipe.  ANYTHING, to help relieve the “palette boredom” I get this time of year.

When I think of the season’s first vegetables, bright green asparagus, sugar snap peas and baby spinach immediately “Spring” to mind.  Quickly blanched, they’re the “meat” in Asparagus Matzo Terrines with Blender Hollandaise Sauce.

It seemed logical to add a creamy cheese layer too.  Ricotta cheese would be perfect, but what would be a nice complement to the asparagus?

 

Passover recipes

Lemons for sure, so both juice and zest were added to the recipe.  But what other cheese would complement the vegetables, but not overwhelm the overall taste profile of the dish?  A creamy Gouda!

You’ve got to get the recipe for this Pesach “showstopper” entree!  Your Seder guests will delight in having something a little different this year.  And won’t it be lovely to have everyone asking for one of your Passover recipes?

CLICK THIS LINK TO GET THE RECIPE FOR:  Asparagus Matzo Terrines with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

 

PASSOVER IS A FABULOUS TIME TO DISCOVER  YOUR “HOSTESSING STYLE”

Not everyone loves planning parties and functions in their home.  I do.  Many of my friends do too.  You, maybe not so much.

nan with easter tablescapeHave you ever wondered why you get a twang in your stomach when someone mentions having a BBQ at your place?  Or maybe you love the “idea” of entertaining in your home, but don’t know where to start.

Those lifestyle magazines make it all look so glamorous and effortless, don’t they?  Unfortunately, parties don’t just “pop-up” like my favorite local clothing designer’s store does each Spring.

It just takes a little inspiration, planning and then some focused attention.  But it’s not impossible to do on a regular basis.

You just need some great tutorials, the right planning tools,  fabulous recipes and complete instructions.

AND THAT’S WHERE “THE LIFESTYLE DIVA” COMES INTO YOUR LIFE!

Ingredients For A Fabulous Life is dedicated to helping you become the stylish hostess “with the mostess”, you’ve always wanted to be!  (and you’ll know exactly what outfit to wear too!)

 

RELATED POSTS:  How to Stock the Ultimate Holiday Bar Cart – Part One

Gracious Hostess Series – Basic Home Entertaining Essentials + PDF List

Now that we’ve got all your Passover recipes taken care of, let’s see how you can get a set of those festive Passover Celebration Printables!

 

PASSOVER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES

matzah passover seder invitationWant your own set of  PASSOVER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES, but you’re not on our list yet?

Why not join in on the fun!

Fill out the form below and I’ll send you a copy as a thank you for joining the IFAFL Email Subscriber List.

As a Ingredients For A Fabulous Life Subscriber, you’ll also get instant access to the IFAFL Resource Library and receive our twice-weekly emails.

What are you waiting for?  You don’t want to miss out on anything fabulous, do you? 

There’s always something fabulous happening here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life, don’t you want to stay in the loop?  

And while you’re at it, come join the gang in our Facebook group and get in on the gabfest at, The Fab Life!  That’s where we show off our triumphs and share our pursuit of “the good life” with each other all week long.  

 

 


 

 

 

passover recipes and game

Chicken Liver Mousse on Matzo with Date Jam

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Smooth liver pate, slathered on a crunchy piece of matzo, then topped with a dollop of date jam... now that's some great chopped liver!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (or melted chicken fat if you can get it)
  • 3 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. chicken livers
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 3 large hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 tsp. red wine balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • DATE JAM
  • 1/2 lb. Medjool dates, pitted and diced
  • 1 Tbs. shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter or chicken fat, add shallots and bay leaves and cook over medium heat until they begin to caramelize. (about 12-15 minutes) Add brandy and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until brandy has evaporated. Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Remove bay leaves and discard.
  2. Add livers to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often until they are just cooked through, but still pink in the center.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the eggs a few times, then add the livers (with cooking liquid), onions and the remaining ingredients, except melted butter. Pulse mixture a few times, add remaining melted butter and process until smooth. Taste, add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. CHILL FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS BEFORE SERVING
  5. DATE JAM: Place dates, vinegar, shallots and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally until dates are soft and mixture begins to break down. About 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Serve with Chicken Liver Mousse and Matzo.

Notes

CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE WILL KEEP UP TO 3 DAYS IN REFRIGERATOR.

DATE JAM WILL KEEP UP TO 7 DAYS IN REFRIGERATOR

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 403Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 435mgSodium 412mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 25gProtein 17g
Skip to Recipe
error: Content is protected !!