See, there we are together, being all cute. And enjoying Passover. Derek got to see me be incredibly bubbly as I told him stories of growing up Jewish - my cousins fighting about hockey teams and politics, finding the afikomen year after year, the great food (matzah, and matzah ball soup, charoset, etc.).
This Sunday (yes, I know it wasn't the official first day of Passover, but it was the only day we had the time) we through together a delightful little feast for the two of us and I led us through the Haggadah (which is the book which outlines the official part of the Passover meal - for anyone who isn't Jewish). While we improved a LOT of the meal - 'cause we live in Steinbach, and lets face it, it isn't the most Jewish of neighbourhoods - we managed to have delicious lamb, flatbread (we used naan bread as opposed to matzah), charoset, kosher wine, and all the other essentials. In fact, I admitted to Derek that I don't remember ever having actual lamb at a Passover in my childhood.
Also, we used cute spring colours - which allows me to throw some decor into this blog, again. The red plate at the top of the table is the seder plate, complete with all the essentials - except the lamb shank bone, which was busy being cooked when I took the picture. You can see the delicious charoset in the green bowl, and - of course - a can of coke, an addiction I got from my Jewish grandfather, so I thought it deserved a place in this post. ;)
And just for any of you ladies who might be already a bit jealous of my handsome, strong, wonderful man:
Yes, there he is cooking. And yes. He is enjoying it. Mmm. Isn't he great? 45 days until the wedding!