Thursday, March 25, 2010

Limbo Starvation

Ah, it's Pesach, that marvelous time of year. The kids are home from school, their mothers are overstressed, and the house teeters between flying and shining.

And of course, everybody is starving.

I can't be the only one who hates this time of year. The kitchen is in limbo, chometz being a four letter word, but pesachdik food isn't being turned out yet. And somehow, in this magical time of year, even the non-chometzdik basics like an apple are MIA.

Like I said, everybody is starving.

And here is the most mysterious part of all. My mother went to the grocery store and bought the place out. Seriously, I don't think she left anything for the next lady to buy. (Excluding pesachdik macaroni, margarine, spices and garlic, all of which are prohibited under my father's ultra strict minhagim.) The delivery men shlep in the boxes, grunting under the weight of it all, rolling their eyes at the dumb women who think a week is a year, and here we are. Pesach food!

And still, there is nothing to eat.

What is it about this limbo time? Is mine the only house that has starved its occupants for the last couple of days?

The good news is, two pesach cakes (eggs, sugar and potato starch. Is there anything else to put in a pesach cake?) have just emerged from the oven, and the first pot of potatoes is already boiling on the stove.

Yay, food! Pesach food, but food nonetheless.

10 comments:

inkstainedhands said...

You are definitely not the only one who thinks this is starvation time. I've been complaining about the same thing for the past week... and then I went to Pomegranate today. They still had chametz out and I jumped on the cherry and blueberry danishes as if I hadn't eaten a thing in days. :] I love that store. They understand that it's unreasonable to starve us a week in advance.

Rachelli Dreyfuss said...

Might I ask why you are cooking/baking at 12 in the morning???
I can't stand this time before pesach... i made the weirdest dressing concoction last night because the only one we had left tasted like pureed jelly bellys... so until midday monday i must survive on a box of shredded wheat, three cans of tuna, some craisens, a few moldy oranges and... frozen fruit...
i miss real food!

tesyaa said...

(eggs, sugar and potato starch. Is there anything else to put in a pesach cake?)

If you don't eat gebroks, why even bother with cakes? Now, chocolate is the perfect dessert. And I'm totally craving mangoes, I am ready to go to Costco and buy 3 or 4 crates of them.

Data said...

This is the only time of year that I eat out.

And yes, I'm HUNGRY at home.

harry-er than them all said...

everyones starving, but thats only to build up your appetite for a weeklong fress-fest

you should do gebrokts, makes pesach cooking so much easier

smartblondie said...

we have the same thing here...good idea about the cake tho i should really make one to snack on-i've been noshing on the lady fingers all day :)

Feivel ben Mishael said...

Yes its the hungriest time of the year. What you need to do is be eating a bit of everything that comes out of the oven. I'm a mashgiach in a kitchen and that is how I have managed to stay alive since sunday.
Good Luck!

Feivel ben Mishael said...

Yes its the hungriest time of the year. What you need to do is be eating a bit of everything that comes out of the oven. I'm a mashgiach in a kitchen and that is how I have managed to stay alive since sunday.
Good Luck!

SiBW said...

Like Bad4, we still have some bananas that need to be finished. I’m keeping a secret stash of Oreos till Sunday, but don’t tell anyone… :-) I think just knowing that my meager stockpile is diminishing is making me hungry.

FunkyFrum said...

this is why i am turning my kitchen over on motzei shabbos