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Mar 24, 2013 09:48 PM

What's your lastt chometz meal?

i won't have time for breKfast tomorrow, though I may grab a final granola bar before I leave for work. My last chometz meal was tonight and made up of odds and ends; a frozen leftover enchilada, coup,e of rice cakes, half a can of beans, soy balogna and a coupke of mini cookies. What about you? Fess up!

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  1. Well, it's tomorrow now here in Israel :), and I am eating a bowl of instant oatmeal. Very last chametz will be "breakfast dessert" -- a package of peanut butter pretzels.

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    1. re: almond tree

      I ended up eating the last of the cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with some peanut butter and the last of a package of Mike and Ikes I'd forgotten about.

      1. re: Miri1

        You know, I assume, that there is no reason to get rid of Mike and Ikes . . . they're not chametz.

        From this thread, I am getting the impression that people get rid of absolutely every bit of foodstuff in their possession, whether chametz, kitniot, or otherwise. Is this actually what people do? Please respond; I'd really like to know. (And if you do, why?)

        1. re: queenscook

          I only get rid of open chometz that will go stale over the holiday.
          I grew up in a home that had a separate Passover kitchen, so my mother did not need the space in cabinets, fridge, freezer usually occupied by Chometz.
          I have separate kitchens and more than ample freezer and fridge space, so I just lock the chometz kitchen after a good cleaning and sell the chometz.

          My sister (the rebbetsin) lives in a house provided by the shul. She needs the space, so she gets rid of all open chometz. The closed chometz gets boxed and stored on the back porch.
          Her husbands' family always got rid of all the year round food because they lived in a small apartment and didn't have a place to store it.

          Some people view Pesach as a time to get rid of the old and pitch all the food, knowing that from then until next pesach there will never be any food in the house more than a year old. I date all my food and packaging so I use the oldest first, works for me

            1. re: bagelman01

              I try to get rid of open chametz and try to finish off all food that is open and there's not much left. I ate a lot of ice cream yesterday. My wife thinks I'm wasting too much.

            2. re: queenscook

              I sell my chametz, and make no particular effort to get rid of anything we have around except for leftovers that will spoil over the holiday. I actually bought up a bunch of my favorite cereal that I saw very on sale this past week, which is being put away until after the chag. I ate some of that for breakfast this morning, with skim milk, as I usually do.

              I know many people who do not sell chametz gamur, and others who do not sell open packages of chametz as they don't feel that they have sufficient value that somebody might plausibly buy them.

              1. re: queenscook

                I go thru my freezers and toss anything that looks old or freezer burned. Fridge stuff we try to finish before the holiday- otherwise it'll go bad. Pantry things that are open either get used up (few spoonfuls of nuts, half a box of pasta) or will be given to cleaning woman (she's usually thrilled)

          1. Other than the cookies, it doesn't sound like there was really much chametz in your meal. Kitniot to be sure, but real chametz? Enchiladas are usually made of corn tortillas, then you had rice, beans, and soy.

            At this point, most of the chametz around here is put away and will be sold tomorrow morning (yes, my sale includes real chametz). I may have a cookie or two, but no big "last meal."

            1. sushi!!! bye bye, rice!!

              1. I made pizza in our backyard pizza oven and we ate out on the patio. After supper, all the contents of the outdoor kitchen fridge and pantry and the paper plates and napkins/cups went into the wood fire below the pizza oven. The fridge and cabinets were washed out and padlocked. This morning, after cooling down all night, the oven door was padlocked shut.

                It will all get restocked and fired up in about 10 days. No need to cook, prep or eat inside the house. Just one of the joys of multiple kitchens in a large house

                1. We went out last night. Late, but still enjoyable.
                  Husband had KFP Greek yogurt and strawberries this morning, but picked up coffee on his way to work.
                  Me... Coffee

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                    1. re: craigcep

                      The brand is Normans. They have plain, black cherry (sweet, but good), and peach (nasty). I think there were other flavors, but they were sold out.