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Passover Prep - Kids' Toys


My children are bigger now, but when they were small and we would be sorting through the toys I would find chametz everywhere. Cheerios and crushed up crackers all mixed in with the lego blocks. I felt it wasn't enough to just sort through their toys, I wanted to make sure the chametz was totally gone.

Put away many of the toys for Pesach - sell them with the rest of the chametz - but keep out some of the favorites. Fill up the bathtub with lukewarm water and Johnson's baby shampoo. Let the kids help you with soaking all the washable toys in the tub. Give them each a washcloth and have them scrub each toy. If you have a toy chest, take advantage of its current emptiness to clean it inside and out. Lay the toys on bath towels to dry, or have the kids dry them individually.

ACTION: Have the children pick three toys each that they no longer play with and donate to a local homeless shelter.


DINNER TONIGHT: Huevos Rancheros Verdes -  Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it’s made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Use whichever you have in your pantry. Serve with brown rice and slices of avocado.