Anna: This morning, we put together our traditional basket for blessing, to be indulged in tomorrow. For the symbolism behind the contents, you can view this pdf. Our basket contains bread, eggs, cheese ball, ham, sausage, butter, salt and horseradish paste (usually I use a piece of horseradish root, but our local grocery store doesn't carry it). The chocolate is my only secular addition. ;-) Thanks to the generosity of Philippe's parents, the girls each have their own baskets of chocolate treats, too.
I couldn't resist including this bonus picture. Our basket is always covered with a fine, embroidered linen. This is a detail of the one I usually use - an antique piece I bought many years ago, with matching napkins. The embroidery on the corners and edges is pretty much flawless. Whoever stitched this was highly skilled.