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PAGE 14 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 28, 200~ Passover can be a daunting task for someone making the Seder for the first time. Cookbook author Myrna Ossin wrote out this guide to help her children through the process. Ossin has authored two cookbooks, "Favorite Recipes from Central Florida" and "Culinary Arts and Crafts." She is in the process of writing another book based on raising four children and her lectures to the community, over the last thirty years, on various lifestyle topics. Menu and plan for eight adults and 4 children Menu Hard-boiled eggs (older eggs peel better) 12 eggs 2 - 3 apples for charoset, 2 - 4 ounces of walnuts, kosher wine Gefilte fish on lettuce (1 bottle of Mother's has six pieces) Brisket- 5- 7 lbs. and one potato per person or turkey 1/2 pound per person Horseradish Soup with matzo balls - use 2 chickens to make enough broth. (Soup can be strained and frozen in ice cube trays.) Clean chicken neck bone and save for Seder plate One recipe of matzo balls makes 20 pieces, 2 - 3 per person. (Freeze on tray then place in zip lock bags) Potato kugel Roasted vegetables or cranberry relish Cooked broccolL carrots, or string beans Green salad and kosher dressing (No corn oil is per- mitted) Strawberries (note: Cool Whip has corn oil) Passover macaroons, lemon roll (no dairy items with meat meals) Coffee and non-dairy creamer, but not soy Passover wine (2 bottles for six adults) HANDI-MAN & PAINTER Ken Laker , PROFESSIONAL HANDI-MAN & PAINTER Pressure & Chemical Cleaning Interior & Exterior Painting n Roofing-Siding-Trim-Gutter Repair Damaged Wood & Stucco Repair Ceramic Tile-Marble-Granite-Grout Dry Wall & Texture Repair 407-769-1348 All Repairs, Improvements & Odd Jobs, Large or Small Grapefruit juice (2 bottles) Get rid of all flour, bread and non Passover items Passover matzos (2 boxes) Save bone from chicken soup All spices, packages, boxed or bottled foods must be Write out shopping list new for Passover. Some items must be marked Kosher Check and polish silver and candlesticks for Passover. Check with your rabbi's list. Check serving pieces and Passover dishes. Seder Plate Take out special cooking pans and utensils for Passover Hard-boiled or roasted egg Clean out the refrigerator Parsley or greens Buy or make the centerpiece or use flowering plants Bitter herbs or horseradish Make ahead all foods possible and freeze them Lamb shank bone or chicken neck bone Four days before service defrost turkey in refrigerator. Salt water Things to do the day before Charoset. Set out all serving pieces with the serving utensil for Serving Utensils and Dishes the dish. Salt and pepper shakers Set table. Soup tureen and ladle Store extra ice in plastic bags. Salad dressing container Have prizes ready for finding the matzah Vegetable dish and spoon Prepare lettuce for lettuce cups (wash, dry and store in Water pitcher sealed plastic bags.) 2 wine carafes and holders Set up extra chairs. Meat platter and fork Make hard-boiled eggs (one dozen) Sugar and creamer and spoon Rinse glasses and dishes if they were stored. Horseradish dish and spoon Things to do that day Gravy boat and ladle Cook turkey (Allow 20 minutes per pound and time to Kugel plate and spoon rest before slicing) Seder plate Decide seating arrangement Coffeepot Defrost all foods Dessert dishes Make seder plate Salad bowl and server Chill bottle of water Elijah's Cup Make sure dishwasher is empty Decorative paper plates for children Fill creamer and sugar 2 - 3 salt water dishes Fill Elijah's wine cup Coffee cups, plates, water, and wine glasses Set up coffee pot Extras Fill wine carafes Matzah plate Cook or prepare last minute dishes and dessert Matzah cloth to cover matzo Things to do the hour before Afikoman cover Recheck table and supplies. Candles and matches Put on soup, meat, and potatoes Candlesticks Adjust air-conditioning Soup spoons Set up plates for fish on the table Haggadot Warm any foods necessary Flower arrangement Fill cubes and water in glasses Tablecloth and napkins Pour wine Extra folding table if needed Set out water pitcher Chairs for everyone things to do just before sitting down Pillow for reclining Review menu to see everything is ready Kipot (head coverings) and basket to store them Make sure all foods are warming Small deep bowl for leader to wash hands Plug in coffee Large serving tray to carry dishes back and forth Water is on the table Things to do the week before Enjoy! 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For more infor- mation and upcoming travel opportunities, log onto For reservations, pricing information and further de- tails, call Bill Cartiff at (412) 278-1975, ext. 242, or e-mail him at Bet Chaim dedicates new Torah photo by Richard H. Gleick DR. KEN HANSON is the first to read from Congregation Bet Chaim's newly" dedicated Torah while members of the congregation follow the parsha.