April 12th, 2006

Mama Deb

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As I write - I own no chometz. None. Some of it is in my house, but it is not mine.

Meatballs are in the oven. Since I used my minichopper to chop the onions for the meatballs, I figured I might as well get the charoset out of the way, so it's done. Matzo ball mixture is chilling in the refrigerator. I'm eating lunch - an entirely healthful one of cheese, cherry tomatoes and klp potato chips. What? I need some form of carb.

I'm using the bowls I bought for serving pieces as "garbage bowls" and to hold the matzo ball mixture. I used one of my big pots to make the meatball mixture. This is one of the things Pesach is about - improvising.

To do - buy pears, cucumber, silverware and a dairy dish drainer (the old one broke last year.) After lunch. Maybe another dozen eggs.
To cook - matzo farfel, hardboiled eggs, something for the zoroa (I'm hoping htere's a neck to the turkey. Otherwise, I'm using a wing tip.), mashed potatoes and asparagus. Plus, of course, the matzo balls. I'm making the potatoes in the microwave. And the turkey. After yomtov, I heat up the soup and the eggplant.

I have two gallons of chicken soup and a gallon of ratatouille.

Two of my guests canceled - one for tonight, one for tomorrow. Health reasons. One has a sick baby, one just had a kidney procedure. May they recover completely.
Mama Deb

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*Whew*
Meatballs are cooling.
Vegetables (onions, celery, mushrooms) for the farfel kugel are cooling. I'll mix them with the farfel and the egg, and put them in the fridge (if I can find room - oh, I'll take out a cannister of soup) until we start the seder.
Eggs are cooked,and judging from the one that broke, perfectly. One is roasting now.
Matzo balls are steaming.

Turkey is in the oven. Neck is wrapped in foil for z'roa.

Fruit salad (sans ginger, Deb) is in the fridge.

Still to do - mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus and preparing the pears for baking.

I'm resting for at least twenty minutes. Then I'll get back to work.
Celebrate

Final update

I just turned the turkey. I start it on its stomach and then turn it over part way through. I get a very juicy breast that way.

And everything else is *done*. Jonathan's picking up the laundry and a package of big drink cups (I hope.)

Two days worth of food. Cooked in two days.

To do: have some coffee. Shower. Dress. Light my nine-days candle. Do the lights. Grate the horseradish. Set the table.

I hope everyone who celebrates has a sweet, wonderful and meaningful Passover.

All others should have a wonderful weekend and, if they celebrate, holiday of their own.

Chag kasher v'sameach!