Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Pesach (Passover) 2011 (with recipes)

With great joy, the season of Passover has again come upon us and in it, we remember, give thanks and celebrate the gift of provision our Heavenly Father has made by His plan of Salvation, Yahushuah our Messiah.

Passover is such a blessed time for me.  It is a time when my family comes together to consider the plan that Abba has laid from the beginning of time, to redeem His chosen ones, those who will honor Him and His WORD.  It's a time to be thankful for the ultimate sacrifice of an innocent life which in turn, brings life to me...THAT is true GRACE!  Abba offers me a gift of redemption, before I even knew He existed and I had done (and cannot do)  nothing that is deserving of it!  Amazing!!  I am so thankful that Abba has spoken to the hearts of my children to want to hear what He says and honor it...
3Jn 1:4  I have no greater joy than to hear of my children walking in truth. 

We celebrate this time that Abba has commanded us to remember in all our generations, a day that is set apart, and why wouldn't it be?  It is the day that was determined to give us all what we could not do for ourselves, once, for all...the covering of our sin,  Yay, thank you YHWH!!

Here's a few pictures of our evening:

I love, love, love, the Passover table!  I love how it is beautiful, special and festive and most of all, I love that my family is going to be gathering around it to celebrate together!

This is B's Passover craft was our center piece.  Awww. 

We put an extra cup out for Elijah, inviting him to come, but we didn't see him.  We did get to see...
Moshe (Moses) and...
We did several Passover crafts and got to have lots of fun teaching B the story and having her tell it back to us, she is such a hoot, how sweet to hear her version!  We ask her to tell us what YHWH did to the water when Pharoah wouldn't let the people go and she tells us, "the water turned to brud (blood) water, oooooo!"  Haha, that's a keeper!  Then when she tells us that Pharaoh says, "NO, I won't let your people go", she holds her little fist up in the air and shakes it because she means business, ha!  
In the above pic, I caught B in front of the mirror saying, "NO, I will not let  your people go!"

I did a terrible job of recording pics this year.  The pic with everyone smiling is blurry:( but I guess I'm happy I got pictures at all, right?
Here are some of us (B and I aren't in this one) at the table where Papa is serving.  There's baby Grace at her very first Passover, she was a good girl the whole time:)

 Here, we are getting ready for our first cup.  (All my boys are drinking sparkling grape juice, even Corey...he doesn't like the fermented kind:)  

On the menu for Passover this year was:
Tenderloin roast
(with horse radish sauce)
Mashed Potatoes
Pasta Veggie Salad  
(Which Megan made, Yummy!!)
Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
(Kosher for Passover)
Sparkling grape juice for the kiddos (and Corey)

I have never made a tenderloin roast before and I was very worried because this is a special meal and I wanted it to turn out great...It turned out to be a good choice and was very good:)

The recipes:

Peppered Horseradish Tenderloin
(1) 2-3# Tenderloin Roast
(which I rubbed salt into the night before and place in the refrig. uncovered for about18 hrs. or so)
2 Tbsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp Evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp kosher salt (I used sea salt)
2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Creamy horse radish sauce (recipe to follow)

Preheat oven to 400*.  
Combine horse radish, evoo, and dijon mustard in a bowl.  Mix the salt and pepper then rub it all over the tenderloin then coat the top of the meat with horse radish mixture (I left that sit on the meat for about an hr before cooking).

I then cooked my meat uncovered for just about an hour (until internal temp was 155*, which may be too well done for some but we don't want the bloody meat), pulled it out, tented it with foil for about 10 min. in which time the internal temp. will rise another 5* to make it 160+*.

The meat came out well flavored and very tender.  

Creamy Horse Radish Sauce
 1 1/4c Sour Cream
1/3 c Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Sea salt or Kosher salt
1 tsp Fresh ground pepper

Mix all ingredients in bowl.  Chill until ready to serve.  Serve with Peppered Horseradish Tenderloin.
**May be made in advance and kept in frig. for up to 3 days.

Molten Lava Cake
6 sq. Bakers semi sweet chocolate
10 Tbsp butter
1 1/2c powdered sugar
1/2 c flour
3 whole eggs
3 egg yokes

Heat oven to 425*
Butter and flour 5- 6 remakins and place on a cookie sheet.
whisk your eggs well and set aside.
Put powdered sugar and flour into a mixing bowl and mix well.
Melt butter and chocolate together and whisk till mixed well then add to sugar and flour mix and add eggs and beat until well blended.
Pour into prepared remakins (just about half way) and place in preheated oven for 14-15 min., until outside is firm around the edges but will be gooey (lava like) in the center.
You can serve in the remakin or loosen edges and serve on plates while still warm.
Top with powdered sugar or home made whipped topping if you'd like...but it's just as yummy all by itself!

Family, thank you all for being here with me to remember this blessed and set apart day of our redemption.
Craig, thank you for teaching the Seder and serving.
Abba, thank you for all provision that you have made so that we might be brought back to you.  You have provided all that we need and nothing apart from your plan is necessary!!

Blessed are you, King of the universe who commands us to remember the Passover throughout all of our generations so that we might know your way of your salvation...the Salvation of Yah...
Yahushuah HaMassiah
Forever, Amein

Isa 53:5-7  But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our crookednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 
  We all, like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And יהוה (YHWH) has laid on Him the crookedness of us all. 
  He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, but He did not open His mouth. 

Rev 1:17-18 .... And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 
  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 

Praises to Yah!

Haha, look what I just found...I'm "barrowing" these pictures from your blog Megan:)  You got some nice family pics!!
Corey's Angels.
Megan and Corey, awwww!
Daddy and baby Grace:)
Our pretty girls.
This family pic is courtesy of Megan's timed camera, nice job!  Oh, and btw, it IS hard to get Corey to smile for pics!

1 comment:

singing mama said...

A beautiful passover post!! Lovely to read how your family celebrates our first appointed feast of the year!! Oh and the paper plate Pharaoh is TOO cute!!
Luv Donna

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