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.
"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
My favorite Bible verse
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