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Passover 2021


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Right around the corner. I am not Jewish but relatives are.  I enjoy reading the menus which as many holidays are - steeped in tradition, but new twists arise. Your plans?

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It will just be 5 of us who are fully vax'd - at my house. Mom is making brisket and macaroons (dipped in chocolate), I'll also buy some ice cream. I plan to make matzo ball soup, but if I don't have time (super swamped with work issues) will make salad. I'm also making citrus chicken, since I don't eat beef, and we like the leftovers. Roasted potatoes (simple). Haroset is the traditional apple/walnut/cinnamon variety (I'll eat the leftovers mixed in to oatmeal or yogurt). Vegetable is still unknown, since I'm inclined to see what looks good when I get to the supermarket (DH has requested no more asparagus, we've eaten it too often). Might make roasted broccoli and a tahini dressing to drizzle, since we aren't so strict and sesame seeds are O.K. for me.

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“Granola” made with matzo farfel. It is a bit dark because it was whole wheat farfel. Actually addictive. I am using it to sprinkle on green salad with strawberries as our starter. 
 

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I may be asking something really stupid, but wouldn't you start with lamb and bitter greens, as the good Book suggests? (pardon me, I come from Catholic tradition, but I do honour our forefathers in faith)- for the lack of better proposal I would start the meal with the serving of black kale (tuscan variety) with white beans on a toast (IlboccaTV has video on the subject- as a sort of poor man's diet) A roast of lanb should round that off quite nicely.

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@Wolf the bitter greens would be fine.


One does not serve lamb for a seder dinner (I suggest googling for more detail, probably not appropriate to post here as it would send us into a discussion about religion). Depending on whether or not the diners are Sephardic or Ashkenazi, beans may or may not be ok for Passover (search kitniyot for more information).

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Now there's a phrase I never expected to read:
 

 

 

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11 hours ago, weinoo said:

Matzo ball ramen.

 

Now I fancy me some stir fried matzo balls. Or maybe matzo ball tteokbokki.

I surely should make it a resolution to eat more dumplings.

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Matzo cubes.

We like ours with a byte to them, just airy enough to float and absorb broth, but defiantly not tender. I flavor mine with lots of pepper, some dill and a bit of nutritional yeast.

 

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Here's how they look pre-slicing. The shape is a bit silly, but it saves so much work, and no body complained yet. Though I don't think my grandma would approve.

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

Anyone want my extra Joyva ring jells?  Actually, anything more than 1 or 2 is extra. (God, are they gross).

yeah they are.  if it wasn't tradition, I assume they'd be out of business!

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3 hours ago, weinoo said:

Anyone want my extra Joyva ring jells?  Actually, anything more than 1 or 2 is extra. (God, are they gross).

Had to look them up before offering to take them off your hands – – offer withdrawn!

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41 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Had to look them up before offering to take them off your hands – – offer withdrawn!

I looked them up too, and I'm sure I've inadvertently eaten similar candies. Isn't there something like that in Bridge Mix? Horrid. If you like them you probably like Raisinettes too.

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Oh my - raisinettes and black licorice were my movie munchies. Tradition does keep some odd things alive. Hello Halloween candy corn

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