Daily Archives: July 18, 2010


3 cans tuna (albacore works well)

1 1/2 c. bread crumbs (I like to use the seasoned breadcrumbs)

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 c. mayonnaise

1 c. finely chopped celery

1 c. finely chopped onion

Vegetable  oil

Mix together all ingredients (except oil) and shape into croquettes.

Heat oil over medium heat, add croquettes.

Cook for 5 minutes, and flip them over.

Cook for 5 minutes more.

Goes well with mashed potatoes and a fresh salad.

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Gluten Free help

We are so excited to be hosting the awesome Chaviva and Evan for Shabbat soon. This is our first time hosting a married couple since the KoD and I got married many many years ago (ok 17 months, but who’s counting?!) so we are all very excited.

Chaviva is allergic or sensitive to gluten, so she doesn’t eat anything that has gluten in it. I have never ever cooked anything gluten-free. Chaviva doesn’t want me to go out of my way to make anything different or special or whatever. But, hey, I am the yiddishe mama and I want my guests to be happy and well fed.

So I am sure there are those of you out there who eat a gluten free diet, or who prepare food for those who are gluten-intolerant. Please give me easy recipes to follow so that we can all eat like kings and queens and princes without having tummy upsets afterwards.

And btw, is there gluten in gefilte fish?

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Kids say the darndest things

On our weekly Costco trip today the KoD and I had company – little Prince ChatterBox. On the way home he and the KoD were having a competition about who knows me best. So I threw out questions at them to see who knew the correct answers. One of these questions was aimed at the little dude. “How long was I in labour with you?” The KoD answered immediately – 36 hours (ouch! Actually was 20). The little prince answered “2 months?”

Gotta love these men of mine…..

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Fathers and daughters.

I have written a time or two about the fact that I did not have a father who was very involved in my life or my upbringing. His choice. Growing up, I didn’t really feel I was missing out on anything. I don’t recall any father-daughter activities at school that I felt excluded from, and I don’t much remember any occasion wishing I had a dad with me. Yes, I sometimes fantasized that he would walk me down the aisle to my Chuppah – but he had died by the time I got married the first time aorund. This was the only time I would ever think of him spending time with me.

I often wonder what it would have been like to have had a dad or a father figure involved in my day to day life. How would it have changed me as a person, as a mother, a sister, a friend? Would I still have married my first husband? Would I have married someone different? Would I relate to men in the same way I do now?

How has having a father or father figure in your life added to your character? What do you think were the emotional benefits to having a dad around?

Dads – how do you see your relationship with your daughter(s)? Do you notice if you have an emotional affect on her? Is it different than your relationship with your son(s)?

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