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Pesach Cleaning - Karen's Musings
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Pesach Cleaning
Sunday I cleaned and kashered about half the kitchen.
Monday, our nanny undid a lot of what I'd done. It was not her fault. I was not upset. Well, I mean, I was upset, but not AT her.
Monday night I re-did what I had to re-do and I took care of the rest of the counters and half the fridge. All that remained to be done was the rest of the fridge/freezer and the sink. Should have been easy to do last night, right?
Nope. I went to sleep instead. I slept soundly for, I'm guessing 9 or 10 hours. Maybe longer. I'm not entirely sure what time I fell asleep.
Seth cleaned the freezer for me and washed the things that were in the sink. As a bonus, he even took the door shelvy things off the door and left them soaking. So I'll finish those things up quickly tonight and then I can start cooking for shabbos. Hooray.

I also need to figure out lunch menus for three lunches. Argh. I'm so tired.

I think tomorrow night I'll make a bunch of potato kugels. Crap. I *knew* I should have bought a Pesach food processor. I might still, darnit. So there.

Current Mood: cheerful awake for once!

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hopeness From: hopeness Date: April 20th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would it make you feel any better to know that I haven't even started yet? Granted, we don't have to worry about the seders, but still... at least I have a full set of corningware I got for my shower that we can use for Pesach. No dishes, though :P

Last year it was so easy, because I was going kosher at the same time; this year I don't even know where to start. I guess I'd better bust my bum today and tomorrow. We haven't even gone for groceries yet.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
paper/plastic. I know B doesn't like paper, but it's one week and you JUST MOVED.

We're not doing any sedarim either, but we're having guests Shabbos and for lunches.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 20th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
i need a pesach brita. then we'll keepit for year round. asher broke ours

we have so much to do still :(

what are you doing for food until pesach?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
we needed a new brita anyway, so we bought one and saved it for Pesach.

It will all get done, honestly. It always does.

Our sunroom is chometzified, so chometz gets eaten out there. Anything else is pesachdik
From: gittygiggles Date: April 20th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
you're lucky. sigh. i just hope that ic an do it. it's a lot to do with 2 chillun.

w'ere not being as psycho as we were last year. we're just going to keep our shampoo and not worry about it.
mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: April 20th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband is currently cleaning off the top of his dresser. He has promised me he'll vacuum at least the bedroom and maybe the office, and he'll also take the Pesach stuff out of storage. When I get home, I'll do all the lining and do the switchover. I'll wash the floor before I kasher the sink. He can't help because it's his last chance to sell the chometz.

After I get the Pesach stuff stashed away, we'll put away the stuff we're selling, and extend and cover the dining room table. And vacuum and do some minor straightening up.

And go out for pizza.
From: lola100 Date: April 20th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yesterday I spent 4 hours cleaning the playroom. 4 HOURS!!!!

Cleaning lady cleaned the fridge and freezer yesterday. She's a really good pesach cleaner since all my neighbors are having her do the same things ;)

YAY for 9 hours of sleep!!! (especially you) I'm jealous.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man did I ever need it!

I was exhausted and just couldn't bear another all-night cleaning frenzy. And it's amazing because I'm all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at work today. Hoooray!
From: gittygiggles Date: April 20th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
4 hours!? geez! what did you do?
From: lola100 Date: April 21st, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I cleaned every toy, moved all the furniture emptied all the shelved and vacuumed every corner. LOTS OF WORK. I was zonked.
magid From: magid Date: April 20th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lunch idea for yom tov: if you're not having lots of guests one meal (and have a way to cook on yom tov), how about 'brunch': matza brei/scrambled eggs (with veggies?), a simple salad, some fruit.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seth would love it. I'll totally consider brunch for lunch. But not matza brei. Ick.
magid From: magid Date: April 20th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't like matza brei? What's not to like?
(Think of it as French toast for Pesach :-)

OK, so no matza brei. Still leaves all forms eggs, maybe cheese with matza, and/or fish (lox, whitefish, etc).
(Now I'm getting hungry...)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS, except for the matza brei/eggs part, that tends to be pretty close to our normal lunches when we don't have much company. I usually have a green salad, a fruit salad, and then either some chicken salad or tuna salad. And I leave it at that. So your idea definitely has merit!
magid From: magid Date: April 20th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Instead of traditional chicken salad, I sometimes put the chunks of chicken in a green salad.

Oh, and sometimes I'll mix tuna with eggplant salad instead of plain mayo, just to have something different.

Hm. Another thought: matza lasagna, either dairy or meat. Relatively easy to assemble, reheats fine (the glories of reheating non-dry food :-).
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