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Holiday Food

I’m deep into matzoh ball prep, and looking forward to my friend’s delicious brisket. What holiday food will you enjoy this weekend?

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13 comments for “Holiday Food”

  1. Petra says:

    Well, Wendy, it’s just me and the cat this year. I watch my sugar intake during the week (only a piece of dark [>= 80%] chocolate/day), but on the weekend I do cut myself a little more slack. I have been craving a really good peanut butter and jelly sandwich with my home-canned strawberry-rhubarb preserves. So, THAT’S what I’m having! And I am REALLY looking forward to it! Not a traditional holiday food, but then again, I’m not exactly a traditional kind of woman. And that is a positive thing!

    Happy Passover!

    • wendy says:

      As a kid, I was a very picky eater. And the only food I wanted for lunch every day was peanut butter and jelly. With your hame-canned preserves, I’m sure it’s a rockstar sandwich.

  2. Paulette says:

    It is just me this year and honestly, Easter does not have any spiritual meaning for me. Having lost my two companion rabbits 2 years ago, I actually feel sad with the constant bunny reminders. (Some day I will adopt again, but now I can’t do so, for many reasons.) I have no particular meal planned (I do have a small packet of Lindt chocolate rabbits for a treat.) Whatever I have, I can tell you will be vegetarian. But I honestly do not have a clue what to have. Food doesn’t interest me much these days.

    • wendy says:

      It makes sense, Paulette, that Easter might be a challenging holiday, with all the bunny reminders. If I step back from the religious aspects of the holidays this time of year, I see it in terms of Spring, new growth and renewal – which is why I think both Passover and Easter feature eggs. Is there a reason (that you care to share) why food doesn’t interest you these days?

      • Paulette says:

        I really don’t know why food has lost its luster. I have an appetite but I can never seem to figure out what I want. I have no cravings for anything in particular. Can’t tell you why. I had a bad two weeks in March when I was sick with acute bronchitis. no idea if that has anything to do with it.

        • wendy says:

          I can imagine that acute bronchitis might have an impact on your appetite. Are you not even tempted by french fries or pizza?

          • Paulette says:

            French fries and pizza I like but don’t crave these days. I do have a horrible sweet tooth. I crave chocolate in the worst way. The other day a colleague shared her chocolate toffee matzah and I loved it. And I totally ate too much chocolate at Easter (love those Cadbury eggs!). But craving any “real” food? Not these days.

          • wendy says:

            Isn’t chocolate food?

  3. Gigi says:

    Being Greek Orthodox means we don’t celebrate Easter till the Jewish faith have your Passover. So our Easter is next week, and it is quite a day of feasting.
    We will eat the traditional Greek lamb meal however since I am allergic to mammalian meats I will eat chicken but I can eat all the other delicious dishes. My extended family will all be there so it should be a wonderful Easter!

    Happy Passover to you and I hope you enjoy your brisket.

    • wendy says:

      The brisket was delicious! What are the traditional sweets for your Greek Orthodox Easter celebration?

      • Gigi says:

        Tsoureki a braided Greek Easter bread. It’s shiny, sweet and has a red dyed egg on top.
        It’s really good warm with a little bit of butter and a cup of coffee.
        There will other pastries too Galaktoboureko and the standard Baklava.

        Glad you enjoyed the brisket, yay!

        • wendy says:

          I just googled Tsoureki which looks a lot like challah (although it sounds sweeter). I love the way foods of different cultures comingle. Have a great holiday, Gigi.

  4. Gigi says:

    Thank you Wendy!

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