This weekend we will attend a Seder at the home of some longtime friends. Over the course of this friendship, we have had some funny things happen that have turned into epic stories.
A new kind of pizza! – We were invited to their home for pizza night early in the friendship. We were going to pick one up but at the last-minute the hosts decided to use a pizza kit and have toppings available so everyone could make their own. Each of us got a half pizza to top. The problem was that they didn’t have enough pans or shelves in the oven so my pizza was put on the oven floor. Blackened pizza is not as tasty as blackened fish!
Company coming! – Invited to dinner at our house, our friends brought an apple pie. It was not just any apple pie, it was made by an upscale bakery. It was late fall and the weather was cool so they put the pie on their picnic table outside their home before they drove over. When they brought it in, I noticed that there were little “friends” coming out of the crust slits. That fragrant scent was too much for the local ants who also came to dinner. They immediately took it out to their car but I heard off the record that they ate the pie at home after scooting off the offending invaders!
What’s in a date? – We were invited to Seder dinner. The date was about a month after Passover. We had been going for many years and I thought the timing was odd. Since they weren’t strict Jews I assumed they switched the date intentionally. About a week later I received an email asking why we didn’t show. I forwarded the original email with the wrong date. As it turns out the day was correct, the month was wrong. This is a golden nugget we laugh about this every year.
Happy Easter/Passover to all.