I love to entertain and Spring is one of my favorite seasons! I’m Jewish but I converted and my family is Catholic so we celebrate Passover in our home and also Easter at my mom’s home every year. Lots of celebrations in the Dreyer fam!
Passover is one of my favorite holidays. I think of it as a kind of Jewish Thanksgiving! There’s a beautiful seder (a sort of ceremony) that leads the meal and a feast of food. I go all out and wouldn’t have it any other way. But to get it all done, I’ve got to plan in advance. We typically have anywhere between fifteen to forty people at our Passover table each year so organization is key!
When it comes to menu inspiration, I look to my favorite cookbooks, Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. My menu is 100% plant-based so I look to all of the wonderful seasonal produce that is plentiful in Spring (asparagus and fennel are at the top of my list). A beautiful crudite sculpture always graces the table, along with bright and flavorful salads.
In addition to the menu, I spend lots of time on my tablescape and place settings. It sets the theme for the meal and adds decor to my entertaining space. I love creating my tablescape and spend lots of time selecting all the pieces.
Between the menu and the tablescape, there’s lots to do. If you’re hosting this Passover or Easter, you probably know what I mean! To get my Passover and Easter meal planning done, I put together a plan just like I do for my regular weekly meals.
In my latest video, I share that plan (plus a free Passover and Easter meal planning guide), including:
- Ingredient and recipe ideas
- Tablescape and centerpiece inspiration
- What to do four, three, two and one week(s) before the holiday
Watch the video and comment below with your Passover and Easter meal planning questions or tips!