Matt’s First Seder

I hosted a seder last night. Fun! But hard work!

It was also kind of a feminist consciousness raising moment as you recognize that the underlying assumption of the traditional seder meal is that you conveniently have a wife on hand to serve as full-time chef/cleaner/etc. Working in the blogging sector with flexible hours also works but is presumably not all that traditional.

That said, if you have a lot of time to put into slow-cooking something I highly recommend Homesick Texan’s oven-baked brisket recipe. Take the advice to “beg your butcher […] to get a generous piece of meat still covered in fat” seriously. The slab I obtained at Eastern Market weighed 6 pounds and I cooked it for 7 hours, but the thick layer of fat on top kept everything juicy and delicious.