The Easter Basket of special foods (described below) is arranged on Holy Saturday, and taken to church, where a special blessing ceremony with prayers and sprinkling with Holy Water, is performed by the parish priest.
I have some wonderful Jewish friends who are getting ready to celebrate the Passover Holiday.
I have previously prepared and posted several Passover recipes, but today I am providing pictures and links, for your convenience.
If you have decided to decorate your own Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka), you will need the following supplies:
Easter is one of my favorite holidays, because of its rich traditions. One of these is the blessing of a basket of special foods which becomes the Easter Sunday brunch, being the first meat meal, after a strict fast on Good Friday and Saturday. One of the special foods in that basket is a round shaped Easter Bread, called Paska in Ukrainian, or Babka in Polish. The top of this bread is elaborately decorated with fancy dough ornaments, having a cross as the central motif. Here is my family Paska recipe, which makes two large loaves, or several small ones.
Those who love meat in their daily diets, might find it challenging to prepare meatless meals, even if it’s only once or twice per week.
Have no fear, Suburbangrandma is here to offer TWENTY suggestions: