Simcha’s passover menu, part two: just the recipes

passover lucy

If you're here, it means you waded all the way through my last post. Good work!  Here's your food!Chicken soup (can be made ahead and frozen) In a very large pot, put one whole chicken, chicken parts, or chicken carcass. Do not include giblets. Add a quartered onion, 2-3 peeled carrots, a few sprigs of dill and a few sprigs of parsley. Cover, bring to a boil, cover loosely, and allow soup to simmer for many hours. Strain the soup with a colander and return the broth to … [Read more...]

Simcha’s favorite passover recipes that will have you schvitzing under the eyeballs

gefilte fish jar

In the past, I've written about the emotional and spiritual experience of celebrating the Passover seder as Hebrew Catholics.This year, I'd like to talk about what's really important: THE FOOD.We do not keep kosher, and we don't clean the house of chametz (leavened bread), and we don't follow the special, even stricter "kosher for Passover" rules. The foods we prepare for Passover are symbolic and nostalgic, as well as delicious; but I wouldn't serve them if we had a rabbi for a … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Christmas Things that Even You Can Do!

paper ornament

I assume you're already doing all the religious stuff, and have already bought, made, figured out, or given up on gifts. Here are a bunch of other nice Christmasy things you can do pretty easily, using materials that you may actually have in your house and skills you can probably muster up even at this stage of your life. SOMETHING SWEET TO EAT:Fudge recipe that doesn't require a candy thermometer.Can be dressed up with various nuts, crushed candies, flavored chips ( … [Read more...]