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A Passover Breakfast

Passover is almost over but here is something you can do with all that left-over matzah (if you can still stand to look at it).

Matzah (or Matzo) Brie is a passover version of french toast using matzah instead of leavened bread. I consider it to be more of matzah scramble. It is very fast to make and is a great maple syrup vehicle. So go buy a box of matzah on sale at the supermarket and get cooking!

You will need:
Matzah (one half matzah per egg)
Eggs
Salt to taste
Maple Syrup

Step 1:

crack the eggs and break up the matzah. Matzah breaks easily into strips and those strips can be broken into bite sized pieces.

Step 2:

Soak the matzah in warm water for ~30 seconds. If you want it crunchy then soak less time, soak longer for softer matzah. Beat the eggs as if you were going to scramble them.

Step 3:

While the matzah soaks, turn a frying pan onto egg c00king temperature. I like medium-low.

Step 4:

When the soaking time is up grab a handful of matzah and squeeze out the water and add the handful to the egg mixture. Repeat till the matzah is all de-watered.


Step 5:

Mix egg and matzah together. Add salt as desired.

Step 6:

Once the pan is hot enough add some oil or butter and the egg-matzah mixture. Cook like scrambled eggs.

Step 7:

Enjoy with maple syrup!

Pot-au-feu

Nick discovered this recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking (p 306). It feeds 12-16 people! Below is a description of how the dish is to be served.

The host starts the proceeding as usual by spearing out the beef and lacing it on a platter. Then he finds a sausage, and after that a big piece of pork. Finally, to wild acclaim he brings out a chicken.

It’s t-3 days until judgments day….

finished things!!

I know its amazing, but I have actually managed to complete a few projects.

A trio of knitted toys for my cousins. They are, from left to right, a kitty made as a modified Bubby from Knitty made from Cascade 220, an elephant from the pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts from Blue Sky Aplaca Sport Weight and Pasha the penguin from Knitty made from Blue Sky Alpaca and Cascade 220.
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a close up of the kitty
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and i made cherry jam on what was probably the hottest day of the year
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at long last the socks are finished! They are made from Socks That Rock in a color called moss agate. The pattern was invented (and re-invented) on the fly as a toe-up sock with an afterthought heel and 2×2 ribbing on the top and ankle. Forgive the strange angle of my legs, photographing socks is sure hard to do….
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