This is just a quick reminder that now is a great time to make yourself some notes for next year’s Pesach.
What recipes worked? Which ones flopped? Make a note.
Did you pack away any unopened food stuffs for next year? Are you taping up and packing away your KLP spices or tea bags? Make a note.
Maybe you realized that you really needed a new whisk, knife or ladle. Make a “to-buy” list for yourself.
Tip: If you have a smart phone, that’s a great place to keep your shopping list. That way, the next time you spy a housewares clearance sale, you’ll know exactly which bargains to scoop up.
I like to save all my Passover notes in Google calendar, where I set an alert for myself about three weeks before NEXT Pesach. That way when I’m starting to get that “panicky Pesach” feeling, I’ll have my voice of reason to calm me down!
One thing I noted last year was that I wanted a “Passover pantry”. We had seen it at a friends’ house and I thought it was such a brilliant idea. Well, not three weeks after Pesach, I found this one on sale at Aldi for $30 – a third of the cost at Home Depot!
It sat in my garage, unassembled, until a few weeks before this Pesach. During chag, it resided in my dining room, in a niche that remarkably is just the right size for it. I LOVED HAVING IT.
If you can’t stand the counters being covered with Pesach food, dishes and pots and pans — and you don’t have the room in (or inclination to rearrange) your kitchen cupboards, this pantry is a wonderful solution. Keep an eye out for a sale over the next 11 months!
Did you leave yourself Pesach notes? What do you have in yours?