During the Meal we use a script of sorts that walks through the order and the meaning that each food represents.
Each food has its own importance and I will be sharing the recipes I used today. The Lamb mixture was a new experiment and I am glad it came out so great.
Ground Lamb and Spices
Make your own Unleavened Bread. This year I used a flat bread that I picked up at Sprouts and we loved it!
What is used during a SederLamb- the word "pesach" (passover) applies to the Lamb of sacrifice and the deliverance from Egypt. Roasted and seasoned with garlic, onion, and herbs.
Unleavened bread- Matzoh is called the "bread of Affliction" because it recalls the unleavened bread they prepared for a hasten escape by night from Egypt. Three large matzohs are broken and eaten during the ceremony.
Bitter herbs- (Horseradish) is a reminder of the bitterness of slavery and suffering endured in Egypt.
Green herbs- (Parsley and Celery) to be dipped in salt water. The salt water represents tears of sorrow during the captivity of the Lord's people.
Haroseth- is a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine representing the mortar used by the Jews to build structures in Egypt during their slavery.
Wine- (Red) used to sip on with four words through the meal. "The four cups", Thanksgiving, Telling, Blessing, and Righteousness.
Food is used for all celebrations, it is life both lived in the past and celebrating in the present. I love to celebrate my faith through food and how it can represent so much more than satisfaction from consumption.