The Pesach Seder is a culmination of many things....weeks of cleaning, hours of cooking, more hours of shopping, days of having the kids home and bored.
But it's also the anniversary of our nationhood. It's the commemoration of our redemption from the seemingly endless exile of Egypt. And even if we are dropping with exhaustion, we get a second wind when the Seder begins. I attribute this yearly phenomenon to the sparkle in the children's eyes, the memories of all the sedorim of our youth, and the desire to create new memories that our children will cherish as they grow,.
It's that uniquely special night of the year, the Seder table adorned with a pristine white table cloth, the freshly polished silver glistening, everyone standing around in their new Yom Tov finery – and then, there’s the assorted gathering of pillow cases that always seem to look out of place. From the boys room the blue denim, from the girls room the pink floral, from the guestroom the brown paisley.....you get the idea!
So as I made my first Passover, I decided I would shop around and find matching white pillowcases to give my Seder a uniformed look. After running around to a number of stores (Marshalls, Target, T.J. Max etc, etc) I realized that there were really no white SHAMS available on the market. Thus began my idea to manufacture a uniformed, easy to care for (machine washable) , elegant Seder pillowcase .
A delicious dessert is just as important during Pesach as it is during the rest of the year, but who has the time (or energy) to do something dazzling? This year, you will- because these desserts look great and are incredibly simple to prepare.