This Friday Five concept started as an idea to share the amazing recipes fellow bloggers are doing. As these posts continue, these Fridays are a chance to be present, present with the time and present the world. Today’s post is in anticipation of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
As a very brief aside, the significance of this holiday is it is at its essence about freeing ourselves from that which holds us back, holds us back from connecting with God. And quickly coming back to food, that is what cooking is all about. Great chefs are in the zone (to use a sports analogy). Chefs creativity is other worldly. So consider the connection to God as you review these offerings.
Anyone who has been at a Seder, knows the meal always starts with Matza Ball soup. This Grandma’s Matza Ball Soup comes from Courtney’s Sweets.
Moving to the main course, I present Rolled and Roasted Leg of Lamb from The Bitten Word.
Now we need some sides to go with our main course. Our first side is Passover Risotto: Quinoa and Roasted Mushrooms from Domestic Fits.
We need another vegetable for this dinner. Now strict Jews do not mix dairy and meat so this would not work on a lot of peoples Seder tables. This is a Spinach Gratin from Linden Tea.
Time to move in to dessert. And I am going offer you plenty of choices. A very traditional, simple but tasty dessert is Matza treats (matza covered in chocolate) created by Lunchbox.com.
How about a Flourless Chocolate-Almond Torte from Zoe Bakes.
I finish this post with Chocolate layer cake and whipped cream from Shirley Nemesh.