it is 5:30 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. it is about an hour before candle lighting. all the food is on the electric platter already. i had a package of chicken bones that i didn't want to toss so i made a chicken soup last night at about 11:00 p.m. i don't know if that was the new time or an hour earlier. all i know is that i didn't get to sleep until after 4:00 a.m. i drank some tea before i went to sleep. i wonder if i'm finally feeling the caffeine.
i got up and was pretty tired. i defrosted the spicy chicken wings for lunch tomorrow and i defrosted some broiled chicken liver for tonight. i didn't have the energy to walk down to the supermarket today. i had 4 small potatoes and a carrot and an onion so i made a small kugel. i also made white rice with green lentils. i started out cooking them both separately, but i ended up throwing them together into a pot. i'm afraid it's a bit of a blob. i made some fish with a moroccan red sauce and i made cole slaw. there was only a bit of mayonnaise left in the jar so i added a bit of lemon and olive oil.
i decided not to serve the pesach peanut cookies, that i bought yesterday for this shabbat. after all, we still have another 2 shabbatons to get through before the seder. i baked a whole wheat honey cake using date honey. i also made some corn muffins. i took a package of strawberries and a banana from the kids' fridge and i made strawberry sorbet. i bought sunflower seeds and i have beer in the fridge so we are good to go.
i don't know how the kids will deal with no cholent tomorrow. i have sweet and spicy wings and kugel and rice pilaf. they'll just have to cope. i couldn't find any chicken in the store yesterday to make a cholent. if it was just me alone, i'd have a tuna sandwich.
in between cooking and baking, i managed to clean both dairy and pareve ovens. the only problem is that i shorted out the electric dairy oven which shorted out the electricity in the house. all is well now but i won't know for sure if i killed my jumbo dairy oven or not, for a few days. i'm letting it dry out. i couldn't help myself. the ovens were warm so i started spraying them with oven cleaner. i actually got a good whiff of the stuff at one point and luckily, didn't choke.
i cleaned out the rest of the gadget drawers and reorganized them, which is always a pleasure. i still need to finish the fridge. most of the parts are on the counter. hopefully on sunday, i'll get around to it. i am under a lot of pressure to face the pigeon population upstairs. just now i had two of them sitting on my window ledge watching me type. i think this means war.