The first seder of Passover 2019 is on Friday Apr. 19, meaning right now is prime to plan your menu. If you're busy polishing the seder plate, there are easy Passover 2019 crock pot recipes that'll take the pressure off you in the kitchen. A crock pot infamously sweeps in to be an extra set of hands when a meal gets demanding. You'll want your crock pot or slow cooker propped up on the countertop to at least help prepare the brisket while you perfect Bubbie's matzah ball soup recipe.
Passover — or Pesach — 2019 begins at sundown on Apr. 19 and ends Saturday Apr. 27. As My Jewish Learning explained, "It commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt, and their transition from slavery to freedom." The first two nights of Passover are when seder dinner is held, complete with the telling of the Exodus story. If you're a '90s kid, you might be familiar with the story thanks to the Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats' memorable illustration of the holiday.
Challah bread isn't the centerpiece of the seder table. Leavened foods are noticeably absent from the meal. Passover is for matzah because, as Chabad.org explained, "This was the food the Jews were fed as slaves in Egypt." And also because "the Jews planned on baking bread, not matzah, to take out of Egypt. It was only because of the rush to leave that their dough did not have time rise." In it's place are meat, soup, pot roasts and quinoa which can all be easily cooked in your crock pot.