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update - 2am
It's 2am. I'd hoped to be asleep by now, but, well, alas.

I've covered up the cabinets in my dining room that need covering. I'll cover the table shortly. Or maybe I'll have Seth do it tomorrow.

I decided to punt on the gefilte fish until tomorrow. I boiled 17 eggs instead. Why 17? Because that's what fit in the pot, that's why. The ratatouille is done and looks and smells tasty. I'm not a huge fan of ratatouille, but this seems pretty good so far. It's in the fridge. I found a bowl that the soup fit in and was able to get that into the fridge as well, so all's well on that front. I could boil some sweet potatoes, but I think I'll punt on that as well. Everything else (in terms of cooking) can be dealt with tomorrow. Mostly it's salads, so no need to rush.

I have to have Seth bring up some more Pesach glass bowls from downstairs in the morning. Mostly, this is a reminder to myself to ask him to do that. I also have to bring up the wine from downstairs. That's easy.

My fridge is packed to the gills (do fridges have gills?), and I've barely done any cooking yet. I fear what it will look like before shabbos. Fortunately, much of that food will be used for Shabbos dinner.

The kitten is sleeping soundly in Seth's bed. Yay for happy sleeping kittens. Now I should also be sleeping soundly, since I have to go to work tomorrow. Bleh. Hopefully, I'll get to skip out a little early so I can get everything done.

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magid From: magid Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope you slept well.

Not that I assume you have time for this before chag, but I thought you'd like to see a recipe for flourless orange and ginger cake. (I haven't seen crystallized ginger for Pesach, but I suspect it's a reasonably flexible recipe.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow. I probably still have time for that, except that I don't have all the ingredients, and I'm not going to search for them. However, it's nice to have flourless recipes for when Harold's mother-in-law is here (she's sensitive to wheat).
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
can you use baking powder ?
magid From: magid Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is kosher for Passover baking powder. I've never used it myself, though.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got some.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
fridges have gills. chag sameach and shabbat shalom.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
chag sameach. Enjoy surprising your mom.
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magid From: magid Date: April 22nd, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 22nd, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It appears that, at 2am, you like to punt things.

I shall try to remember that.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
there isn't much I like to do at 2am. Punting takes little brainpower, which makes it appealing.
dominatixinc From: dominatixinc Date: April 23rd, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

wow! shalom

u sound like an amazing cook. i was reading some comments u made in the community of "jewishwomen", i think that's what its called. sorry if it is not. i just recently found out about my mother's background. my father was christian, but also believed that "his" family should follow "his" beliefs. he was controling and never let my mother tell us about her ethnicity. i am 22 years old and i did not find out that my grandmother, my mom's mom, was jewish untill i was 20 years old. i had asked my mother y she did not tell me about it and she said that my father would not let her. but my parents are no longer together, so y not tell me then??? she did not say anything to me. the truth is, i have never felt connected to the christian religion. when ppl would ask me if i believed that christ was my savior, i said no, i didnt. when i found out that u are jewish if it falls from your mother's side of the family, throught the females, i decided to learn more about my ethnic background. i have decided to follow this wonderful religion and it has given my sanctuary. but my question is, do i still have to go through the conversion process? if so, is it because i was not allowed by my father to be raised jewish. when i have children, i would like them to be raised jewish. i just would like to take the proper steps. i know that u are the right person to ask these questions to because u r orthodox. i feel that right now i do not have the means to live an orthodox life style, although i would like to as soon as possible. ( i live in a small town with absolutly no jews, or observant ones besides myself ) thank you for reading this and giving up your time. if it is okay with u, i would like u to be my mentor, so to speak. shalom
From: snagsgonnadie Date: April 26th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

your jewish becuase your mothers jewish...you dont have to convert...awesome!
happppyyy pesach...
i love ratatouille...try to make it all before the chag so dont have to peel everything..which is sooo annoying, right?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

I made it before chag, but I don't peel much of what goes into it. Just the onions and garlic. The rest: peppers, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, whatever... they don't get peeled.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

If your mother's mother was Jewish, no, you don't have to convert. But you should find yourself a rabbi to talk to about this stuff as I'm not sure what kind of "proof" would be required.
dominatixinc From: dominatixinc Date: April 26th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

shalom, for the orthodox community, there probably would be a requirement. but if i want raise a family and work, would i still be allowed to do that? i read that in hassidic communities the women stay home and raise the children, not partaking in very many miztvas but the men have to do all of them and provide for the family. i want to hopefully get my MD and become a criminal profile or forensic pathologist. would i be allowed to do that? another question. my bf and i agreed that if we get married, that we would send our children to a jewish school (elementry to high school). i feel that because i have not had the opportunity too, i should give that to my children. i want to raise good, pious jews. again, thank you for helping me! i appreciate it so much! happy peasach! shalom
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

I work full time. No one's kicked me out of the Orthodox community yet.

It is a fallacy that women are "not partaking in very many mitzvas." Women are responsible for the kashrus of their home, ensuring the education of their children, and many more things. We are still responsible for non-time-bound mitzvas, like keeping kosher, keeping shabbos, taking challah, giving tzedekah (charity), saying brachas, and so on. Also the responsibility for the very important laws of family purity (taharas hamishpocha) falls largely on women.

Depending on the Jewish school, you would need to prove that your children are Jewish.

Again, I highly recommend finding a rabbi. If you expect to "raise good, pious jews" then you will need to educate yourself and learn what the responsibilities of a torah-observant home are.
dominatixinc From: dominatixinc Date: April 29th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow! shalom

thank you for all of your help. i will take your advise. shabbat shalom!
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