Thanks to this wonderful posting from Catholic Cuisine, I was inspired to try our own version of a Seder-like meal.
The haroset (top right) was simple to make and will quickly become a family favorite, I predict. [I diced up 7 apples, put in a generous handful of raisins and walnuts, added 2 tbsps of sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and a few splashes of sweet wine. I let it sit in the refrigerator for about two hours and wow. It was absolutely wonderful!]
We also had lamb and potatoes... celery and carrot sticks (to dip in the salt water), grapes, and homemade tortillas (it was the closest thing to a flatbread I could whip up while dealing with a nap-deprived 18 month old who refused to leave me alone! *grin*)
I wanted the kids to dress in their "better clothes," but they wanted to dress like Apostles. Figuring that the "lesson" I wanted them to take away from all this didn't hinge upon specific attire, I agreed. Tragedy struck when there were only three "Apostle-like" costumes that could be created, so Sean graciously offered up his dream of being an Apostle and went as Charlemagne instead. Thomas went for the "Batman" approach and Marie, sweet little girl that she was, decided at the last minute that she was "a little dragon who couldn't fly."
BUT, the meal was still a success (Batman, landlocked dragon, Charlemagne and all), and we truly enjoyed our evening together, as we took the time to tell again the story of the Last Supper, and what Our Savior did for us.
I call that a meal truly worth the effort.
(Christopher wants you to know that he's actually St. Paul, so he's not one of the original Twelve...)