The Pesach Lists – Menu 2013

Kosher for Passover items in the supermarket

Kosher for Passover items in the supermarket

Lots of people have been asking me for my ‘famous lists’ for Pesach. This year I was kind of hoping the lists would make Pesach for me… alas, this has not happened and finally, last night, I officially put together the lists for 2013… and made my first Pesach-oriented shopping trip. (To the local Gush Etzion Rami Levy… I’ll have none of that Jerusalem mad rush, thank you!)

Anyway, not my most exciting post, but you asked for it, you got it. The Pesach Menu for 2013. My 2013 shopping list can be found here.


Erev Pesach (because we all need some nibbles on such a long day)

Cheese latkes


Seder night

  • Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Charoses
  • Maror
  • Shankbone
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Chicken soup
  • Farfel
  • Onion meat/sweet meat
  • Vegetable
  • Turkey
  • Corned beef


Tues  lunch (Yom tov) 

  • Matza parmigiana  – (Matza parmigiana is SO good that it makes an appearance TWICE in this menu…)
  • Salads
  • Tuna


Wed Cho”h dinner

  • Leftovers from seder – (Hey, who says we have to cook EVERY day of Pesach? You KNOW that no one is going to eat this food AFTER Pesach…)
  • Potato latkes

Thurs Cho”h dinner

  • Hot dogs – (As I was saying… who says we have to cook EVERY day of Pesach?)
  • French fries
  • Pesach onion rolls

Shabbat dinner

  • Chicken soup
  • Turkey
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Mashed potatoes

Shabbat lunch

  • Yapchuk – (You never heard of it? Kills any Pesach chulent you can make…)
  • Dinner leftovers

Sun night (Yom tov)

  • Chicken soup
  • Schnitzel
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Veggie
  • leftovers

Mon lunch (Yom tov)

  • Matzah parmigiana
  • Salmon
  • Broccoli quiche
  • Tuna
  • Egg salad
  • Salads


  • Baked apples / Poached pears
  • Fruit salad
  • Matza toffee
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Brownies
  • Apple cake

Extra food options

  • Broccoli-cheese casserole
  • Orange soup
  • Potato kugel
  • Veggie
  • Matza dairy kugel
  • Bimuelos

To do Erev Pesach:

  • Empty vacuum
  • Empty chametz from fridge
  • DR/Kitchen table setup
  • Empty all trash
  • Mop all floors

Seder prep:

  • Maror
  • Charoset
  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Salt water

About the Author

Laura Ben-David is the author of numerous articles and the book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, a memoir of her move to Israel. She has done public speaking about Israel and Aliyah all over the United States and Israel. Contact her at or follow her tweets at