For the Lobel family, Passover is all about spending special time with family—and enjoying some family-favorite foods! We asked the Lobel family butchers what they enjoy most about Passover, including what their favorite things to eat are. Here's what they had to say.
Stanley Lobel: "The best part of the holiday is just having our whole family together. We like to do a nice rib roast or a braised brisket. Sometimes we'll use our Wrangler pot roast instead of a brisket—it takes half the time to cook. If it's nice weather, we like to put some skirt steaks on the grill. They grill up quickly, but are so juicy and flavorful."
David Lobel: "My favorite dish for Passover is to braise a first-cut brisket but then finish it on the grill for that extra special touch. The Passover holiday usually signals the beginning of the warm weather, so that means it's time to start firing up the grill for steaks, chops, and burgers! But like my dad said, my favorite part of the holiday is that we celebrate together as a family."
Mark Lobel: "Spending Passover together with our family is the greatest ever. Matzoh ball soup, potato latkes, and chopped liver are must-haves. In our house, the prime rib cooking on the outdoor grill is always a show stopper. It’s amazing how so many can gather around the grill just enjoying the aroma of the prime rib cooking! And let’s not forget the brisket—we’re cooking one of those also."
Evan Lobel: "For Passover, we always get together at my sister's house. I love spending time with my family—everyone lends a helping hand with the food preparation. One of our favorite dishes to make is a braised Wrangler pot roast. It makes the whole house smell absolutely amazing!"
Joey Lobel: "I love spending time together as a family and singing Passover songs around the table--badly! My favorite dish to enjoy is brisket with gravy that I then pour all over all the other food on my plate."
Brian Lobel: "For me the best part of the holiday is having our family together to celebrate. The Passover holiday signals to me the start of baseball season, which is my favorite time of year! For Passover, I love it when my dad grills a whole prime rib outside on the BBQ—and of course I love all of the side dishes that my grandma makes!"
If you celebrate Passover, what is your favorite part of the holiday? What foods does your family enjoy? Do you have any special Passover traditions?