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Mama Deb
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Pesach no more.

It took less than an hour.

The aluminum foil is off the counters and the stove (the stove had a minor challenge I'll get into later.)
The Passover stuff is stored away in boxes and bags and such and the year round things and the chometz I sold and stored away as opposed to kept in closed-off cupboards is back where it belongs. My kitchen is back.

The challenge to the stove was this - the last day of Passover is a Yizkor day - a day when we say a prayer in remembrance of the dead, so I lit a yarzheit (memorial) candle for my father. A yarzheit candle is designed to burn for at least 24 hours. This one is in a little metal holder. Just for safety, I put it on a saucer. However, that saucer is from my Pesach set. I'd hoped it would have burned out by the time I needed to put the Pesach dishes away. It hadn't. So I took a set of tongs and put it on my stove, which was still covered in foil. And then I removed the rest of the foil and I wanted to take care of the stove, too. I finally realized I could - I took a year-round saucer and used my year-round tongs to put the candle on that and took care of the stove.

I suppose I could have blown out the candle, as it had been going for well over 24 hours, but I can't do it. It would be like blowing out my father.

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Woooh! My hope is that all the passover groceries go on sale tomorrow. Matzoh meal has replaced bread crumbs in my esteem, and I'm lookign forward to a year worth of matzoh meatloaf.

Matzoh meal is the best. I wouldn't use anything else anymore.

98% of the time, Matzoh is perfect. On a couple of occassions, it's a little too mealy, and I want to use a finer crumb. But most of the time, I'm all for Matzoh.

you can (i mean, it's permitted to) blow out a yahrzeit candle?!

[boggle]

I can't see why it would be a problem after the day was over, but I couldn't make myself do it.