I like almost anything, with apples which makes this dish, a joy to make. It is crisp, slightly sweet and one that most people do like. Making this is easy as pie…… Why do people say that? Pie is not easy to make, in my opinion. The crust and I are enemies and that crust usually wins. Forget the pie. This is easy to make. It is nice to have a little bit of sweet in contrast to the fish, soup, meat and vegetables.
Friday and Saturday are the last two days of Passover and then we return to eating bread and pasta and anything else, we don’t eat, this week. Many people run out and get a pizza or put up a pot of water for pasta or hope the bagel shop is open. Strangely, I have no desire for “chametz”, the leavened foods, we do not eat on Passover. Sometimes, I go days after the holiday without eating any of these. I have no desire for bread or pasta or pizza. I can’t say the same for the rest of the family.
There is so much work involved in this holiday and there is lots of eating. It is sad when it is over. Every year, we say this and it is true, I feel “blah” for a day or two afterwards. Then, real life, so to speak returns and routines fall into place and time constraints change priorities but this is all a chance to love living.
Waldorf Salad (adapted) Southern Food – About.com
- 2 cups coarsely chopped apples, about 2 medium apples
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
To make Waldorf salad, place chopped apple, celery and walnuts in a bowl.
Combine mayonnaise, sugar, allspice and lemon juice. Toss mayonnaise mixture with apple mixture.
Serves 4 to 6.