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Apr 12, 2011 01:51 PM

Lunch erev Pesach

Curious to hear what others send/take to the office. Or serve for lunch/have available in the afternoon, because, you know, when they arrive after long flights, drives, bus rides, they are hungry.

One answer is to serve some kind of potatoes, either potato kugel or potato salad with tuna, chicken, or egg salad solution.

Cheese with fresh fruits and veggies. There are some fabulous bries and camenberts for Pesach.

If there is time to make quinoa into flour in the blender/food processor, you can use it to make delicious banana bread. I do them as muffins, very popular.

This year, I am thinking of making a sort of loaf/quiche/kugel using cooked quinoa baked with cottage cheese, crushed pineapple and eggs.

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  1. we usually just make a huge pot of cabbage soup with meatballs and potatoes.

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    1. re: pitagirl

      How very sensible. Filling and available when needed.

      1. re: pitagirl

        I usually make a big pot of Italian meatballs and sauce to greet our hungry arriving children and grandchildren. in the past I've served it with mashed potatoes. This year I'm going to offer Quinoa as an alternative to the mashed potatoes

      2. Our family tradition is to have corned beef, potatoes, and carrots. Dutch background here.

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        1. re: latke

          Fruit, cole slaw, tuna salad, potato salad, egg salad, cheese...that kind of stuff.

          1. re: latke

            And then you eat another large, fleishig meal at midnight? Actually, it makes sense, because without the corned beef and cabbage, or Pitagirl's cabbage soup with meatbals, people get hungry.

            Actually, in our family the generation before I started cooking, that was the tradition. Between breakfast and the seder, you got nothing. Maybe, if you were lucky, you got a potato.

            1. re: AdinaA

              Exactly- it balances starch with protein, and I am never not starving by Shulchan Orech. Don't forget, lunch is 1-2-3pm. Dinner, true dinner, especially this year, as it's late, is at it's earliest 10:30pm! Plus, the potatoes, carrots, and corned beef are relatively simple to prepare- each in it;s own pot and done. We've even cheated with canned veggies!

          2. Tuna over salad. Balsamic vinegar. And I try really hard not to get it on my suit. One year in high school, my mom gave me the chicken soup chicken. I learned that I didn't like that chicken.

            1. A big potato kugel for the masses and mini meatballs to tide the kids over.

              1. I will bring a hard boiled egg, a yogurt, some fruit and soda.