I say real because when I "hosted" two years ago, my mom brought most of the food already-made. We had a lovely, beautiful, delicious, enlightening seder.
(And to catch you up if you are lost: It's currently Passover, an 8-day holiday where Jews remember being led out of slavery in Egypt by Moses by taking part in two seder nights and foregoing leavened items for the whole holiday. I don't miss the bread much, but I am already dreaming about the beer I'll have when the holiday is over later this week.)
Menu [with links to recipes where available]:
Both Sephardic (dates/figs/honey/apples) and Ashkenazi charoset
Matzah ball soup (Dad made unbelievable soup, and J made the fluffy matzah balls)
Brisket (that thing cooked for 5 hours)
Farfel raisin cookies (Splenda and regular sugar)
Mandelbreit (Splenda w/dark chocolate chips and regular sugar)
Macaroons (original and chocolate chip)
Fruit and chocolate tarte
Raspberries and strawberries
The Brisket (and tzimmes soufflee). With a Capital B.
Apple cake, pistachio cookies, store-bought chocolate covered macaroons and matzah
J's macaroons. Delightful!
My frog. He's a "plague" and he's chilling on my wine glass.