Happy Pesach to those who celebrate!
MIL hosts the big family Seder. Each year she tries to cut the number of guests down, and each year last-minute invitees bring the number back up to around 30. MIL makes The Best Matzoh Ball Soup On The Planet. My assignment each year is to make the apple kugel. Here's the recipe for anyone who's interested:
Passover Apple Kugel:
1-1/2 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 sticks butter or margarine
Grease an oblong baking pan, preheat oven to 450.
Beat eggs, add sugar, vanilla, butter, lemon zest (OK if the butter is chunky)
Run matzohs under water for a few seconds to soften.
Layer matzoh, apple, egg mixture, repeat until you run out, probably 2-3 layers of each
Bake 450 for 15 minutes
Cover, reduce to 350, bake another 40 minutes(You can also add some golden raisins to the egg mixture if you like them.)