On Friday night, we went to a second seder at our UU church. This still a pretty traditional seder, though it was somewhat shorter than others I’ve experienced. You can view the beginning of the haggadah we used here: http://uuja.org/holidays/lit/haggadah_dave-weissbard.html
When we signed up for the seder, we were provided with a list of kosher-for-Passover recipes; yes, even our UU seder respected this tradition! We chose to make something different than for the beginning of the week; this was both great because we don’t have duplicate leftovers and also unfortunate because maybe we could have just separated the dish initially and served it twice.
In any case, we made tzimmes for our Friday seder. I also learned that I’ve apparently been pronouncing tzimmes incorrectly for a while–I have no recollection of where I learned to say this word. Oops. This dish had sweet potatoes, carrots, oranges, and apples, and turned out quite well.
After the seder, Aaron and I stayed to help clean up. FUS has a full kitchen, and a full set of real dishes, and these needed to get cleaned up after serving 56 people! We actually had a great time getting to know the people we were working with.
One of the men asked us what our favorite parts of the seder were. Mine, as it turns out, is the making of the matzah and haroset sandwiches; I realized that I actually really miss my Grandma’s haroset. I had emailed her for the recipe at the beginning of the week, but I never actually made it. So on Saturday, Aaron and I bought ingredients (really, apples) to make my Grandma’s version. This haroset definitely makes me feel at home.