i managed to finish the fridge yesterday and i did the small kitchen today. i used a great oven cleaner that made my life easy. i washed the floors with bleach today and will do all the floors again on sunday for the final count down before pesach. i still haven't decided how i will cook the seder meal. i have only one electric burner and i have a toaster oven. i asked my son to help me bring up a gas balloon from the shed downstairs, but so far, it hasn't gotten done. i am not even sure it is full. i don't even know if i really need to cook on four burners for one night. i might be able to manage with only one burner if i start on sunday.
i can cook a roast in wine in a pot and make a kugel in the toaster oven. it's been my tradition to make mashed potatoes for the seder but i've been doing the 'mash' for the last two shabbats. at this point, a kugel probably, would be a good thing. i can also bake the beets in the oven, which would save me a clean up job. i don't know why everything in the kitchen ends up splattered in beet juice, when i cook them in a pot.
i can also bake a chicken in the toaster. good news, my super duper dairy toaster oven came back to life, so i can use this new toaster for meat. i will just have to take the tray pan and rack to the local mikveh on sunday to dunk. i can even broil liver in the toaster to make chopped liver. i think i'll be okay without the gas. you should see my stove top. it's shiny and white again. i think i'll be able to manage. i'm really only cooking for one holiday. i'm not planning on making chicken soup or gefilte fish. the big kids hate it and i think we'll all be stuffed after the matzah. so it's chopped liver and chicken for the seder and meat and potatoes for the afternoon.
i already made a bunch of stuff for the shabbat meals. i made a potted chicken with mushrooms, potatoes and squash and a spicy stir fry and mashed potatoes for lunch. i need to make a few chicken cutlets and the fish tomorrow. and of course, some salads, and we're good to go. i have a pesach streusel cake and some macaroons for dessert. i bought sunflower seeds and dates to nash and we still have strawberry sorbet to finish up.
i still need to wash the living room windows. i'll ask my son to take them out for me when he gets home from work at 3:00 p.m. it will take me about half an hour or more, so i should have plenty of time before shabbat to finish it. and then it's the three pieces of leather furniture in the t.v room to wash and i will have completed pesach. oh i forgot, i still have my mother's brass candlesticks to polish but i can do them on saturday night. i already did my silver candlesticks and the daughter-in-law's pair and my son's kiddush cup and coaster. i didn't have any polish so i used toothpaste, it works! I'll use lemons on the brass ones.
i think i need to wash the dogs. it's been a really long time since they had a bath. i really hate to dirty the bathroom. it's shining and bright. i even washed the shower curtains. i will need to scrub out the garbage cans on sunday and do the kitchen counters. i cover them with razor sharp industrial aluminum foil. that's a task to do when you are wide awake. i am sure i am forgeting something. anyhow, shabbat shalom and happy pesach.