With Passover starting Friday at sundown, my life has reached a new challenging level. In addition to cooking for Gabby’s allergies, Drew’s tastes and my low-fat requirements, I now have to stay away from bread products. For 8 days, Jewish people are not supposed to have bread products. Some Jews take this much more serious than I do – eliminating corn syrup and other things as well. I pretty much just avoid breads, pastas and rice.
There are a couple of highlights of Passover – matzah pizza (which Gabby can’t eat) and fried matzah (kinda like french toast but with matzah instead of bread and Gabby can’t eat this either). The other favorite of Passover is Nana’s Apple Matzah Kugel. So we may have to live off of this for the next week.
- 8 whole sheets of matzah
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick margarine melted
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2-4 apples (peeled and cut into small pieces)
- Break matzah into pieces and let water go through in a strainer. All pieces should be soft but dry. Beat eggs and salt thoroughly, add sugar, cinnamon and margarine. Add softened matzahs and stir in apples. Put in a 9x13 dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
It’s Nana’s Apple Matzah Kugel, required eating if you are in this family. Fortunately both kids like it enough for one meal. Who’s to say how they will respond to eight full days of it!
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