Tonight begins Passover. I love a good non-fiction story especially when the good guys win and God gets the credit. That’s what the true story of Passover is about. God helped the good guys, (the Israelites), win their freedom from the bad guy (Pharoah).
Every year, Jewish people celebrate Passover with a special dinner called a Seder (Say-der) to remember how God gave them freedom and victory many years ago. Kind of like Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with a special dinner; remembering to be thankful for our free country that happened many years ago.
Today, even some Christians celebrate Passover with a Seder dinner to remember how God gave them freedom and victory through Jesus Christ.
So to celebrate all this wonderful freedom, we’re making Charoset (Hair-o-set), a Passover treat. A sweet and nutty mixture that is part of the Passover Seder meal to remind us of the bricks that Pharaoh forced the Israelites to make.
Here’s a picture of the Seder plate. There is a place for certain foods used in the celebration dinner. The Charoset is on the bottom right side, can you see it? You may have to zoom in a little.
Here’s the ingredients and how to make Charoset: (the printable recipe is at the bottom)
Ingredients: Apples, walnuts, lemon juice, honey and a little red wine
Step 1: Peel and grate the apples, then place in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add lemon juice and honey
Step 3: Chop the walnuts. You can use a handy dandy chopper like the one below or place walnuts in a ziploc baggie and bang with a rolling pin or wooden spoon.
Step 4: Add to the apple mixture. Then add a little red wine.
Step 5: Mix well and enjoy with family and friends. It’s sweet, tangy and crunchy…a real treat!
Try this yummy treat and celebrate freedom. Be sure to tell God thank you! 🙂