Monday, 13 April 2009

Eating during Pesach

Eating in my house usually involves a lot of veggie food (my sister used to be veggie, and kosher meat is expensive), a lot of pasta, and a lot of homous. Meals during Pesach need a lot of planning, and are quite different from what we normally eat. So I thought I'd note them here, following Ruth's example.

Lunch on the day of the Seder must have no chametz (bread) but no matza either. We had gefilte fish balls and salad.

Dinner for the first seder night, as I said before, was:
Eggs in salt water
Chicken soup with egg noodles and matza dumplings
Chicken in coca cola sauce, with roast sweet and normal potatoes, mashed roast squash, an aubergine and tomato dish, and cabbage
Apple and almond pudding, chocolate ice cream and fruit

Breakfast in our house is either matza with jam, homemade lemon curd, chocolate spread or cream cheese, or fruit and yoghurt. Or both.

Lunch on Thursday was salad with smoked salmon, herrings, gefilte fish and some cheese. Or, for my little sister, who doesn't like fish, matza-bri, which is essentially scrambled egg with added matza, which has been soaked in water and then squeezed dry. I don't like it!

Our second Seder dinner was:
Eggs in salt water,
Leek and potato soup
Chicken in a lemon and herb sauce, roast potatoes, squash and mixed veg
Ice cream, fruit and a chocolate mousse pie

Lunch was left over chicken or leek and potato soup.

Sabbath dinners are usually quite elaborate, but after all that eating, I limited mum to no starter, and just fruit for dessert. Main course was roast lamb, garlic mash, and roast veg.

Saturday I went out for lunch (to another kosher friend) and mum made more veggie soup. My sister's boyfriend attempted to make a curry with the leftover lamb for dinner, but it wasn't great. Next time, I'll do it :)

Sunday's lunch was a big salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, tuna and hard-boiled eggs. That was lovely. We also made some mini matza pizzas, mainly for my little sister who doesn't eat salad (!) but we all enjoyed them too.

Mum had 8 people for dinner, plus my sister, her boyfriend and I ate separately so we made:
Chopped liver, egg mayonaise and egg and onion, with gherkins and matza
Salt Beef (also known as corned beef in the US), viennas (little kosher sausages), latkes, red cabbage and coleslaw.
Orange cake, and flourless chocolate cake, both of which were great!

Monday's lunch was fish goujon, which are pieces of haddock fried in matza meal, with salad.
Dinner will be fish wrapped in newspaper, crushed new potatoes with spring onion, and purple sprouting broccoli.

Dinner tomorrow will be Shepherd's Pie.

Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday will probably be anything we have left over.

I'm looking forward to it being over, to be honest, and to some veggie food!

1 comment:

  1. I am loving all of the sweet potatoes and squash you have been eating, although I can see why you're ready to get back to "normal" cuisine.