Passover Cometh!

It’s Spring and the time of rebirth is upon us. Easter and Passover are in the air and while we are not a particularly religiously active family, we do tend to celebrate the big holidays – Passover among them.

Passover is the holiday commemorating Moses leading the Jews out of the bondage of  slavery and delivering them to the promised land. It is a time when Jews all over the world remember oppression everywhere and pray for equality and justice for all. Because when the Jews were hurridly preparing to leave Egypt, there was no time to let the yeast in the bread rise, we do not eat leavened bread during the holiday, but instead eat Matzo during the eight days of the celebration. This can make for rather challenging menu planning and one must be especially creative during this period.  No sandwiches, no stuffing, no breading…you get the point.  What’s more, traditionally, many Jews stay away from legumes and rice, so big bummer there, too!!! Well, thankfully, there are lots of dishes, including desserts, that one can find on the Internet to help you eat really well during this special time of year!

This year, Passover starts the evening of Friday, March 30th and continues through the evening of Saturday, April 7th.

  • Sunday – Roasted Chicken with Salad
  • Monday – Crustless Broccoli Quiche see recipe here
  • Tuesday – Passover Special Meatloaf – See recipe here
  • Wednesday – Matzo Brie – If you’ve never had this traditional delicacy, you are in for a treat!!! See recipe here
  • Thursday – Zesty Lemon Chicken Asparagus  – See recipe here 
  • Friday – Baked Flounder with lemon
  • Saturday –  Chicken Soup with  Manischewitz Matzo Balls


  • Sunday – Need a store bought roasted chicken ($5 from Costco),
  • Monday – 1-1/2 cups (about 5 oz) shredded Gruyère,  1-3/4 cups heavy cream, broccoli, and 6 large eggs,
  • Tuesday – 1 12lbs ground beef,  onions, honey, matzo meal, onion flakes
  • Wednesday – Box of Matzo
  • Thursday –lemon (juiced and rind),  1 bundle asparagus
  • Saturday – chicken broth, carrots and Matzo Ball mix


Costco: 1 gal. milk ($2,79), TP ($18), 18 large eggs ($5), Paper Towels(TBD), Roasted Chicken ($6), mixed greens for salad ($6)  –Total of About $48

Winn Dixie:   10 bottles Winn Dixie Brand soda (.79 ea.)  – $7.90

Walmart:  6 oz. Gruyère ($6.74),  32 oz. heavy cream ($4.14), broccoli crowns (1.88), ,2.25 lb. ground beef ($7.96),  matzo meal ($2.98), onion flakes, Box of Matzo ($2.96), lemon (.50 ea)  1 bundle asparagus ($2.77), chicken broth ($1.38 ea.), carrots (.98), Matzo Ball mix ($2.28), garlic powder ($4.24)


Honey at the Local Honey Stand  $7.50

GRAND TOTAL – About $92



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