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This is probably illegal, as I should be working, and yes, I am working even though it's the intermediate days of Passover,and I have two more dinners to cook in advance.

Okay, one more dinner. I cooked my matzah/eggplant lasagna last night. Tonight I cook a Greek Pesach dish called a "Mina Espinacia." That means it's a pie with a crust made of soaked matzot and a filling made of ground beef, mashed potates and spinach, flavored with onions and allspice. It tastes delicious and reheats beautifully.

But I'm working now. It's a touch weirder since I can't even go out for coffee - I can only eat/drink what I bring myself. I brought a thermos of coffee, some sliced turkey, an egg and a tub of dried fruit and nuts. Normally, I'm just fine drinking coffee out.

But the best thing,the best best best thing is: I'm using a new deskpad. That may not seem like much, but I've been using an old calendar deskpad, still stuck on January. It's April, and it was covered with notes and numbers and very shreddy, and it looked *awful*.

So, I spent some of my own money and got a really good one - not only is it nicely padded, but it's *useful*. It comes in two layers - a printed one and a clear one, and both can be used with a dry or wet erase pen. The printed layer has two blank calendars and lined spaces for notes and lists and such. I filled in the calandars on the lower layer and I've used the lined spaces and it's so *cool*. It also looks much better.

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a pie with a crust made of soaked matzot and a filling made of ground beef, mashed potates and spinach, flavored with onions and allspice

ooh. Any way I could get the recipe for that?

I'll email you the recipe when I get home.

Ooh, me too. That sounds terrific.

ooh, ooh, me too (if you don't mind). It sounds delectable.

karen_cohen at comcast dot net

I think I may have found at least a similar recipe here:
http://www.kosherdelight.com/Pies7.htm

That's *it*. That's exactly it.

And it's major yummy. I bought a glass pie plate just for this dish.

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YUMMY!! It really sounded amazing. So I shall try it on guests tomorrow night. I'm not going to risk trying it on my (non-Jewish) father who'll be here Wednesday without testing it first. He was confused enough by the chuppah at my wedding...

Ooh, I want one of those desk pads! Who makes it/where did you get it?

$15 at Staples. :)

Oh, good, someone beat me to asking for the recipe.

The great disadvantage of spending most of the holiday with one's family is the part where one finally arrives home too late to go to the grocery store, realizes that she forgot to advance-buy cream cheese to go with her matzah, and winds up munching on kosher-for-Pesach bridge mix (don't ask) for breakfast.