Happy Passover!

Is there such thing as a healthy passover diet?  Let’s see.  What are we eating?

  • Egg water.  Egg, salt, and water.
  • Matzoh Ball Soup, which contains at least part of an egg in the matzoh ball, and probably some chicken fat and salt.  (Mine were absolutely floaters, by the way).
  • Haroset.  Apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and wine.  Not so bad.
  • Four cups of wine.  We did a 1994 Chateau Musar.  Forgive me, but if I’m going to have four glasses, they’re going to be good glasses of wine, and this one was VERY good.
  • Farfel.  Yumm.  Matzoh, egg, salt, and maybe carmelized onions.
  • Spring vegetables and perhaps a salad.  This is perhaps the healthiest part of the meal.
  • A meat or two.  Lamb provides easy access to a lamb shank.
  • Lots of sweats for dessert.
  • Matzoh-bry for breakfast.  More matzoh and egg.
  • Matzoh meal pancakes.  That’s 3 eggs, 3/4 cup water, salt, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1/2 cup matzoh meal.  Then sour cream or apple sauce.

No wonder there are so many Jewish doctors.  And we really need cardiologists!

Here’s hoping you had a huge seder and a grand old time, and that there was lots of help cooking and cleaning up.

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