All posts tagged: slumdog pesach

DIY Bunting Place Cards Tutorial

Oh, I just love my DIY bunting place cards. Place cards just make an event to personal and special, don’t you agree? The person touch is especially evident when names are written by hand and each little seat marker shows the effort of the host. Oh, hey there – in case you didn’t know you’ve landed on DIY Wednesday! Do you want to do some crafts? I do! DIY BUNTING PLACE CARDS What you will need: Card stock rulerpenscissorswhite fabric (such as muslin)yarnhot glue gun + glueand a sharpie (your choice of color) First, measure out and mark how large you want your place cards to be. I wanted the actual face of the place care to be 2″ x 3″, and you folder the place card in half, so I cut out 4″ x 3″ rectangles. Count out how many letters you are going to need, and cut out as many diamond shapes to correspond with the letters. You will be folding these diamonds in half. Place a dab of hot glue on one …

Review: 3rd Annual Slumdog Pesach (Part 2)

Last week I reviewed the pre-party preparations, but what’s a party without guests? Thank G-d for Smart and Final! I love these tin service deals with the flame underneath! It made an authentic Indian buffet experience without the food poisoning. On one side I put the not so spicy dishes and on the other side the spicy(er) dishes. As always I put rice to the side for those who eat rice during Pesach as well as an Israeli Salad. Here’s what I served with a link to the recipe: Kumi Ori Tandoori Chicken Coconut Ginger Chicken Aloo Gobi Chicken Tikka Masala Beef Kofta Madras Beef Curry I also had the signature Slumdog Pesach Sour Apple Martinis, but this year, because we were drinking out of mason jars, I made a big martini mixture in a serving carafe. I have a large apartment for a Los Angeles 1 bedroom, but people still express their concern when I talk about a sit-down party with 16 people. But I can do it! I knew I could do it …

Review: 3rd Annual Slumdog Pesach (Part 1)

Hello! and welcome to the 3rd Annual Slumdog Pesach post that I have been ranting on about for the last month! It was a long, arduous journey, but so worth it. This post is only part 1 where I tell you about all the prep work and show pretty pictures of before the time when people come over. The picture below shows two DIY projects that I will have posts for in the future: panted vases and tissue paper flowers. The vases also contained pinwheels and flowers from my own flower boxes on the porch. Another future DIY post: handmade bunting place cards! This one belongs to Krystal. Both she and her husband Tony were a huge help in putting this on. Thank you guys! So pretty! So girly! I love it! I used brown butcher paper I got at the dollar store. $1 for 15 feet! As you can see, I used those wonderful DIY Passover Plates (tutorial here) to bring together the back yard BBQ theme. Completing this look were the pre-tied utensils …

Shabbos Specials: KFP – Madras Beef Curry

As many of you know, last week was the 3rd Annual Slumdog Pesach. I have written before about every single dish I made that night except for one – this one! And wouldn’t you know it? This was the the dish that went the fastest and got the most compliments. You’ll have to excuse the picture. I was planning on taking a pictures of the final product, but with the hustle and bustle of getting the party ready, I thought “eh, I will just have to blog about it some other time.” Little did I know this was the hit of the evening! The picture is taken from cookbook I got the recipe from. It’s a recipe book series called “Great Tastes” and is published by Bay Books. I bought this book for $3 about 2.5 years ago, and they were the initial inspiration for Slumdog Pesach in the first place. I have since tried to find other books in the series, but to no avail. Anywho, this recipe is super easy and delicious. Hope …

Review: Slumdogs of Pesach Past

Today is the 3rd Annual Slumdog Pesach, and boy am I excited! I have been working on all my DIY projects for months, I was organized and got all the cooking done early, and for the first time I can just enjoy the party without being completely frantic beforehand! What’s even better is that this annual event has grown every year, and my apartment can only hold so many people, so this year I was able to sell tickets. Seriously, it’s a big step for me, but I don’t know how this event would have happened without the ever-ready willingness of my friends to chip in for their seats and some few very generous donors. I will recap everything of the festivities this week from preparation to cocktails to salad, to entrees, to dessert. Did I mention I’m excited? Yeah, I guess I did. As I am waxing sentimental I decided to share with you a few photos from past Slumdog Pesach celebrations. 2010 I remember thinking this table was soooo long. Heh, little did …

DIY Passover Plates

It’s DIY Wednesday! If you’re anything like me you’ve been cleaning, cleaning, cleaning for Passover then cooking, cooking, cooking. This is the 3rd year in a row I am putting on Slumdog Pesach, and I have to say – making the same recipes for the 3rd time does make a difference. I am so interested in learning how to make the next new thing, and often neglect improving my skills at the same dish over and over again. Anyway, I’ve got something really lovely today for the Passover observant / Financially Challenged crowd (a.k.a. me). If you are doing your best to make your home kosher for Passover, but just do not have the money/resources to have a separate set of Passover dishes, you know all too well the shiver that goes up my spine when I think of serving my guests on paper plates. Not necessary people – let’s class it up a bit, that is, class up some disposable plates! Here’s what you do. Get yourself some clear disposable plastic plates, some spray …