Karen (estherchaya) wrote,

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miscellaneous Pesach blitherings. You probably don't care. It's mostly for my reference.

almost pesach...

I'm now at the point where I like this holiday again. There's always about 3 or 4 days where I despise it, usually around the time I'm procrastinating with my cleaning. But I'm back to getting reasonable amounts of sleep, and I'm at the stage where I know it will all happen (it always does, right?), and I know that at the very least, I'll throw the entire contents of my house into the garage if I have to. More importantly, I know that won't be necessary.


Space aliens are looking for my kitchen so they can finish building their spaceship.

Cooking tonight. Haven't figured out what. I'll figure it out. I always do, right?

So here are some things that need to be taken care of:
  • high chair
  • dining room
    • table cleaned and covered
    • Chometz cabinets closed and covered
    • Books dealt with or covered
    • Liquor put away or covered.
    • SWEEP & MOP
  • Sunroom
    • Put away Coffee Maker and Urn (and chometz microwave)
    • Clear off Piano
    • Sweep
  • Cry
Oh, well, that doesn't include the cooking. Here are some things that are going to be cooked, but I'm not sure in what order or how much or what's being served when:
  • Hardboil ~1 dozen eggs for egg salad.
  • Cook package of chicken breasts and set aside for chicken salad
  • Mina de Espinaca. Not sure if I'll do this yet. Definitely for the last days, but not sure about before that. Thanks to mamadeb for turning me onto this dish a few years ago.
  • Ratatouille Confite au Four. I'll make that tonight and serve with dinner tomorrow. Thanks to magid for the link.
  • Potato Kugel. Maybe.
  • Carrot Soup
  • Matzoh Ball Soup (probably not until last days)
  • Top Rib Roast (that's for tomorrow)
  • Roast Chicken with Potato Stuffing
  • Eggplant Parmesan (last day lunch)
  • Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms! A bazillion of them!
  • Tomato/Basil Salad (note to self, must buy basil)
  • Mashed taters
  • Mashed sweet p'taters
  • Fruit Salad (this is dessert most days)
  • Variety of Green Salads (buy salad stuff)
  • maybe stuffed mushrooms
  • Salmon cakes (last days)
  • Gefilte Fish (lots). Haven't decided whether these will be fish fritters or just boiled fish or a combination. Tomorrow night can't include fritters b/c I can't use matzoh meal for tomorrow. So at least Friday night will be boiled (traditional)
  • For some reason I bought a LOT of broccoli. Whoops. I should probably figure out what to do with it.
  • I also have some extra ground beef. Maybe I'll make hamburgers. Or meatballs. Yeah. Meatballs.
Okay, so those are the things for Pesach for us. As you can see, it's not divided into menus because I suck. But that ought to do us for the week. Plenty of options. Plus there's always matzoh with cream cheese, eggs, more eggs, more eggs, chips, ridiculously bad pesach cereal (for Seth...I've never tried the pesach cereal), lunch meat, babaganoush, turkey breast, mango juice, apple soda (weird, huh?), nectar of the gods (of course), potato sticks, and, um, other stuff. That'll get us through. And if that's not enough, well, tough noogies.

For Julian (a little trickier), I've got:
  • string cheese. (LOTS)
  • Milk (LOTS)
  • Eggs (yes, we get those too)
  • matzoh stuff (including jam to put on the matzoh)
  • hot dogs
  • applesauce (LOTS)
  • strawberry applesauce (almost as much)
  • honeydew
  • bananas (crud, gotta buy more bananas)
  • GRAPES (lots of grapes. he's a grape fiend)
  • er, could that possibly be it?
  • No, I got passover chicken and turkey nuggets. Sounds gross, but hopefully he won't be too picky.
  • Makings for matzah pizza
  • some disgusting looking kosher l'pesach pasta. I won't touch it, but I'm hoping he'll eat it if all else fails.
So that pretty much covers it. Cooking begins tonight. I'm working tomorrow, but hoping to duck out a little early to take care of last minute things. Don't know what I'm serving for shabbos lunch yet. Probably tuna salad and egg salad, and green salad, and um, fruit salad, I guess. Or maybe just leftovers from dinner.

Must remember to leave oven on Friday night. Wishing I'd bought a pesach blech. I'll live.

I think that's it.
Tags: jewish holidays, menus, pesach, recipes

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