Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Holiday Meals

Yesterday was Easter for many of us. Passover began Friday evening through this coming Saturday for others. In the midst of all this are the celebratory (or memorial) meals that have become traditions throughout the world.

Although the Spring holidays don't have the same food impact as the Fall and Winter holidays do, food still plays a prominent role. Whether it is Easter ham, Seder brisket, Holy Thursday pancakes or fish on Fridays during Lent, food is center stage during these holidays. 

I had the opportunity to enjoy a ham dinner yesterday. I love ham, but my daughter doesn't, so I don't get to eat it much at home. I did bring her a platter, but it was filled with everything but ham. I can understand why some people don't eat ham (or pork), but I can't imagine how someone doesn't like ham after they've had the chance to try it. Unfortunately, I have no leftovers to munch on, so I'll be making myself a hamburger once I post this. 


  1. yes it is always sad when there are no left-overs--but a hamburger sounds good too!

  2. That's why I like to host all holiday dinners! It's all about the leftovers. mmmmmmmm

  3. I love cooking big holiday dinners. I simply love the leftovers!! ♥


  4. Not love ham? But it's so tasty!

    I always wondered in the Biblical stories where the swine were possessed with devils and drowned in the sea, etc., just why there WAS a herd of swine, if nobody back in the day ate pork. It's not like nowadays, people keep flocks of anteaters or wombats just for the fun of it.

    I also love brisket, and am happy to have Jewish friends who really know how to make it well, and are generous enough to share.

  5. I love the taste of ham! Leftover ham makes for great sandwiches and pork fried rice. Believe it or not, I stayed true during my Lenten journey and there was no meat to be had on Fridays. Easter Sunday, I made a 15 lb. turkey with all the trimmings. Who says you have to wait for Thanksgiving to make a turkey. ;)

  6. I like ham for the versatility. Leftover ham can be used so many yummy ways.

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