Passover and the Picky Eater

Passover and the Picky Eater

matzo garbageMonday night starts the most dreaded week on my calendar. And not just because it’s Spring Break from school and I have no childcare. People, it’s Passover. Passover + Picky Eater = Tsuris. Major tsuris.

Let’s look at the very-short list of my son’s favorite, I’ll-eat-em-any-time foods, shall we? I’ll boldface the ones that are permitted next week:

  • Bagels
  • Cashews & Almonds
  • Challah
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Crackers
  • French Fries
  • French Toast
  • Fruit
  • Granola Bars
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Hot Dogs (the bun)
  • Matzo Ball Soup
  • Olives
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Plain White Chicken
  • Potato Chips
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Waffles
  • Yogurt

You get the idea: I’m left with fewer than ten foods to serve him for eight days. Because there ain’t no way I’m going to make a matzo-farfel-and-egg crust, top it with tomato sauce and mozzarella, and call it “pizza.” My mom tried that when I was a kid and oy, I’m still gagging. Plus, my kid doesn’t even like Matzo Brei! Freak.

Of course, if I were willing to feed Harry nothing but rainbow cookies, chocolate-covered matzo, and fruit slices, we’d have no problem.

I’ve got no clue what I’m going to do about dinner. Guess I’ll be cooking a lot of Potato Chip Fish Sticks, Potato Skins, plain chicken, and French fries.

What are your favorite, kid-friendly Passover recipes? I’m all ears.