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07 Mar

A Christian Seder Menu

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MENU

Chicken soup with vegetables—or—matzo ball soup

Broiled asparagus                 Sauteed spinach with basil and pine nuts

Horseradish potato gratin

Roast beef and onions—or—Slow cooker coffee-braised brisket with vegetables

Flourless chocolate cake

We’ll start our Christian Seder feast with chicken soup, because my son doesn’t like matzo balls, but I’ve included a recipe in case you do. In either case, you’ll be eating chicken broth, the “Jewish penicillin.”

Then we bring out the vegetables and meat! You might wonder why we aren’t eating lamb, and the answer is that the last lamb slain for sin was 2,000 years ago. As Christians we aren’t a-chunk-of-beef-2obligated to sacrifice for our sins anymore (in fact, it would be sin to do so!), so we don’t eat lamb at Passover. However, in keeping with our Jewish roots, we don’t eat ham, either! Chicken or beef will suffice, although if you like lamb (I don’t), there’s no reason not to enjoy it at this time. I’ve included a recipe for lamb as well.

After our sumptuous meal is eaten, we’ll sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and a decadent slice of flourless chocolate cake. You’ve never eaten anything so chocolate if you haven’t tasted one of these!

Recipes

Chicken Soup with Vegetables

Matzo Ball Soup

Broiled Asparagus

Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts

Horseradish Potato Gratin

Roast Beef and Onions

Slow Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket with Vegetables

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Leg of Lamb

Flourless Chocolate Cake

You may notice that most of my recipes are from Real Simple.com. They aren’t paying me anything; in fact, they don’t even know I’m linking to them. I just like their recipes!

07 Mar

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal In A Crockpot

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IF YOU’RE like me and you don’t like breakfast, probably one of the things you have a distaste for is actually fixing it. So get it ready the night before and let your crockpot cook it while you sleep. I guarantee you’ll like the yummy smell in the morning and it might just wake up your appetite! My crockpot is small, and since my husband doesn’t really like oatmeal, it’s perfect for me-only breakfasts!

Oats are so good for you, too!

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water and 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Break up the butter into small pieces and drop it all around the bottom of a slow cooker. While doing this, wipe down the sides of the cooker with a pat of butter to keep from forming a “crust” along the edges.
  2. Cover butter pats with diced apples.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon across the apples
  4. Pour sugar over the apples and cinnamon
  5. Cover with two cups of oats
  6. Gently pour in the liquids
  7. DO NOT STIR
  8. Place on low setting and cook overnight, 8-10 hours.