Helen’s Home Cooking has lowered its’ prices as inclusive of groceries. check this out!
From 2 years ago. this bears repeating.
I am putting together recipes for a client (seder for 14), and my own family (two seder for 3 to 7 people.0
Since my client wants brisket, poached salmon for 5 , gefilte fish, brownies (no nuts!) and many of the usual side dishes, i am checking for the best possible recipes. I also have to plan on containers for each of us, foil pans, heavy duty foil(LOTS OF IT) for the counters as well as wrapping food for the client, parchment paper, special dish soap, a new salt, pepper, sugar, paprika, cinnamon etc.
So many of these staples need to be kosher for passover, extremely detailed laws concerning this….
Got recipes and most of shopping list together, but it is too early to shop. Need to be rid of all chametz. Such a challenge.
More on chametz tomorrow
I am reposting this from 2 years ago… counting down to Pesach/Passover.
To the observant Jew, preparing for Passover has many challenges and opportunities. I will plan ahead and not drive myself crazy.. I took an hour this morning and went through my pantry to review what I wanted to use up prior to the holiday (2 started boxes of whole-wheat pasta and one of lasagna noodles). I look through packages, especially baking items and spices to see they are not expired (the experts suggest keeping the dried spices no longer than 6 months), I HAD TO DIVEST MYSELF OF THE CREAM OF TARTAR. A recent client asked me to make baking powder biscuits , insisted she had baking powder and found at the last minute that it expired in 2002, long before she moved to Florida!
.I also go through the medicine chest and find expired over the counter meds and prescription meds. We don’t use a lot of meds so this was a quick process.
By Wed evening there will be no food going out of the kitchen and dining room….I hope.
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During a job interview a while back,I was asked what my proudest moments were.
Over 20 years ago, My husband and I were hired to be house parents in a group home for Jewish adults with Deveopmental Disabilities (Hatikvah House in CoralSprings, Fl.) As a chef I did the cooking for the five residents plus the 2 of us. As time went on, I started to show the residents how to keep kosher and how to prepare basic meals.
One of our residents was blind as well as Developmentally Disabled. He wanted to be part of the cooking lessons but knife skills were not an option.
I washed the lettuce and had him wash his hands very carefully…Then I sat him down and had him tear the lettuce into “bite sized pieces” He could not wait to call his mom and tell her that he “made dinner himself” I had to explain to her what he actually did. his pride was amazing!
The other four residents had never cooked by themselves before but they left there able to put together a basic shabbos dinner of soup, roast chicken, rice, salad and a mix cake.