Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]


  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

Happy 1st week of April ladies!  It sure is hard to believe we've started the 2nd quarter of the year.

This week we have 2 holidays:  Passover begins and Good Friday.  So let's talk about the foods for those two events!

I have to be honest here-I'm great at making ham and leg of lamb, but I would love for all of you to suggest other great Easter/Good Friday side dishes!!  

Ham, which we talked about in a couple of December columns, is an easy main course.  But it does well with some tweaking by using some Cajun seasoning or thinning out some marmalade or cherry preserves as glazes.  

Lamb is a fabulous main course.  I love to stud it with cloves of garlic and rub it down with a paste of kosher salt, fresh grated ginger, chopped fresh mint and cracked pepper.  Please, don't overcook lamb!  It's really best served medium rare.  I like adding the ginger because it really goes well with the mint in lightening up the taste of this very rich meat.

For Passover, for those of you who don't know, this is a very long-winded evening for those of us who go through the entire Haggadeh.  This is the story of Passover (Pesach).  My husband took over the duty of being "leader" when his dad passed away 12 years ago.  But we learned that the best way for us to truly celebrate this important holiday was to go on a cruise (or any getaway) to celebrate our anniversary.

Hey, we're not dummies.  With my RA and my mom (at that time) in her mid-70's, both of us found that this 6 hour event (not including the pre and post cooking and cleaning) was just way too much for us to handle.  My sister and brother-in-law would help with setting up the room and my brother-in-law would help me hand wash, dry and re-set the table throughout the evening, but it was way too much work.

My mom would be exhausted for days and me, well-I would be in so much physical pain and exhaustion that I finally said "No more".

So hubby and I leave.

Wednesday-despite what I just said, I'll talk about some of the dishes that we serve during the Passover ceremony.  But I'd really love for those of you who celebrate Easter to share your dishes!


Member Comments

About this author View Blog »