Pesach, Passover Food

It is almost that time of year, again. Yes, Pesach will be here before you know it. Some people call it Passover. For some reason or another my thoughts turn to food at this time of year.

And I kid you not, it is this time of year that some Jewish people, Ashkenazic Jews, do not eat kitniyot; however, other Jewish people, many Sephardic Jews, do eat kitniyot.

Yes, it is almost time for Traditional Passover Seder Foods and time to look at some Passover Food and Recipe Ideas.

Regardless of the time of year, though, there are many traditional Passover foods that I eat throughout the year. Here are just a couple recipes I have copied from The Hansen Family website, for two of my favorites, a matzo farfel kugel and a charoset:

Matzo Farfel Kugel
From the kitchen of my mother of blessed memory, Pearl (Perel) Paula (Pola) Lerman Hansen, may she rest in peace.

2-cups matzo farfel
3-egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar or (less)
1-tsp. salt
3-Tbsp. salad oil or schmaltz
3-egg whites, stiffly beaten
2-onions, grated or chopped

Soak the farfel in cold water for a few minutes, drain.
Beat egg yolks and sugar together until thick.
Stir in the salt, oil and farfel and onions.
Fold in the egg whites, turn into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Bake in a 350 oven, 30 minutes or until browned.

Roland’s Favorite Haroset

4 pared apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbsp. grape wine

Chop all ingredients, add wine, mix well and refrigerate.
(Spread a dab on a small piece of Matzo and enjoy. What the heck! – Have as much as you want.)

This year, for the first evening of Pesach, my wife Judy Rosenberg Hansen and I will be the guests of my cousin Alyce Goldman Segall (daughter of Sylvia Cohen Goldman and Roy Goldman, may they rest in peace) and husband Stewart Segall. How Wonderful!!!!

Bonus link for today courtesy of Roland’s Ramblings:
Happy Passover


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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