In this amusing column, Andrew Silow-Carroll has some ideas for the seder plate of the future, including these items:
"Potato: Placed on the
plate piping hot, it reminds you not to bring up certain topics with
your in-laws, especially but not limited to the high cost of
prescription drugs and the traffic since they built the new development.
you brought up the cost of drugs when I told you not to, and now Uncle
Harry is going on and on about Obamacare. Nice job.
Prune: Doesn't symbolize anything, but believe me, you'll want one in the next few days."