Well, we're converts so no family tradition -- In our basket we put various cheeses (we love cheese!), some summer sausage, a bucket of chicken wings, wine, a pascha bread a friend gave us, a couple yogurt cups, and I put in an apple for myself. We eat from our baskets after the pascha liturgy, and I didn't want to eat just meat and cheese, so I added the apple. DH didn't want any fruit or veggies.
Blessed Feast! Christ is Risen!
This is the day that the Lord had made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen. ~Ruth Ann Madison, WI Link to one of my cookbooks which should also lead you to the rest of them: recipes.sparkpeople.com/Cookbooks.as p?cookbook=6445
Great question! I too have Russian in my background (as well as Ukrainian and Lithuanian). A typical Pascha basket for our family consists of smoked kielbasi, ham, the egg cheese, Pascha bread, butter, eggs, horseradish,and sometimes the cheese pascha. I sometimes put in a few chocolate eggs (did that more so when my son was a child). While I don't put it in the basket to get blessed, I usually have a cheese cake to serve on Pascha too. Over the past few years I bless less and less food in the basket, as most of what I just listed are not healthy choices. I am super-sensitive to salt, especially lately. So our basket goodies will be "downsized" again this year.
Tammyand (aka Paula) Co-leader 17 Day Diet Team
"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse
"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
I am of Russian descent so here is what I put in mine: smoked and fresh kielbasi, a pork roast, cheddar cheese, an Irish/Scottish/English cheese ( my hubby's background), pickled egges, horseradish. an egg cheese and cheese Pascha and butter.
" The road to success is always under construction."- Lily Tomlin
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.