Menu Planning Monday #33: 24 Adar 1, 5771

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We’re a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) and all our meals are kosher.  Read my MPM intro here or just visit my big ol’ list of Everything We Eat.  We eat mostly vegetarian, with one vegan meal every single week – on Vegan Vursday, of course!

Staying on the wagon… staying on the wagon… staying on the wagon.  Washing every single dish in the house 2, sometimes 3 times a day, it seems like.  I think I explained last week, but Ted usually does LOTS (all?) of the dishes.  But between now and Pesach, he’s on Pesach Patrol, while I’m pulling my weight on Dish Duty.  And schooling the kids.  And laundry.  And some freelance writing… and whatnot.

imageNeedless to say, what we eat is taking a very definite backseat for the next few weeks.  And don’t even ask what I’m doing for shalach manos (mishloach manot, baskets of food we send out on Purim) this year; for probably the first time EVER, I simply have no clue.   Here’s the Purim fairy – maybe she’ll lend us a hand, or at least, a passing inspiration.  :-o

Here’s what’s on the (uninspired) menu this week:

Sunday (last night):  Filo-dough pizza, salad, tiramisu and chocolate molten cakes for my sister Abigail’s birthday – which is tomorrow.  Yay, her!

Monday (Ted off):  Bread from leftover rosemary/potato dough, spaghetti, tomato sauce, frozen veggies on the side.

Tuesday:  Salmon (tinned, fresh, frozen?) quesadillas

Wednesday:  Chicken & rice dish – easy, easy

Thursday (Ted late, Vegan Vursday):  (pareve, eggless) Oven-baked mushroom crepes, frozen peas tinned carrots on the side – pea soup?  Maybe not peas AND peas… maybe a different side veg!  :-)

Shabbos:  Yeah, right.


  1. What is Pesach patrol for your family? We don't kick into Pesach prep mode until right after Purim.

  2. My mother used to tell me that was the RULE - that you couldn't plan Pesach until after Purim.

    Which isn't true.

    Our house is tiny, but because we have so much %#@^! stuff, and kids who are likely to drag pretzels everywhere, we have to clean and check everywhere. That entails dh starting work on the clutter WAY before Pesach cleaning begins.

    The actual kitchen and food areas do get done much closer to Pesach.


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