Here at “A Mother in Israel” we’ve been known to poke fun at people who get too worked up about Pesach. But with the Passover holiday only a few weeks away, it’s time to start making plans. Here are four questions to ask yourself now to make your preparations easier.
- What food do you need to use up? Plan menus to include them. Don’t buy extra food that you will have to store or sell over the holiday. Is there any holiday food, like matzah, meat, or wine, that I need to order? Some readers have ordered items already.
- Who will be celebrating with you? Invite guests (or get invited) soon, before people make other plans. Do you know someone who needs an invitation? How about day trips for chol hamoed (intermediate days of the holiday)?
- What non-food items do you need to purchase? Take out last year’s post-Pesach list, where you wrote down kitchen supplies you needed to add or replace. Keep the list handy to compare prices. In Israel, household items drop in price closer to the holiday, and even more afterward..
- What tasks have you been putting off? Decide which ones need to be done before the holiday. I’m talking about things like mending, repairs, dry-cleaning, hanging pictures,or getting rid of unwanted items.