Last night was another story. I was still in the middle of the Pesach transformation. A few hours of scrubbing and washing pots and pans and I was ready to go. In those few hours, we really had to eat something and I made a delicious dinner without cooking. It was hot and steamy and well seasoned. I had a package of chili (Ellie recipe) in the freezer. I had defrosted it and added in some cut-up tomatoes. In the microwave, I baked some potatoes, heated the chili and that was dinner, served on a plastic plate with plastic flatware. As I looked down at my plate, there was an empty space where the green vegetable was to go. Oops, I forgot. This is a hit and miss week and happily, we are making the best of it.
Right now, on my stove, is a huge pot of soup, or at least the beginnings of soup. My goal is to make enough for the entire 8 days of Passover. As the week goes on, I add different vegetables to the soup. I make egg drops or Passover noodles (eggs and potato starch). On the last day, we usually have , matzah balls.
I have not yet reached the "neat" stage. I still have cartons of miscellaneous items to be put away for the week, only to be unpacked again, after the holiday. This is a time where we work hard but when the holiday comes, it is well worth it.