Passover means that a lot of our favorite foods turn into shadows of their non-Passover selves. Cakes and cookies get replaced with bland knock-offs that use matzo meal instead of real flour. Bread is a big no-no. Pizza is just sauce and cheese slapped on matzo. The less said about “Passover Pasta” the better. (NOTE: Just because a food claims to be “Passover Pasta” doesn’t it will cook up anything even remotely resembling, much less tasting like, real pasta.)
As I posted earlier this week, JSL has had a hard time this year. He’s a very picky eater and all of his favorite foods are Passover no-nos. He is refusing to try new things. Why? Because he doesn’t try a food unless he already knows he likes the food. (Yeah, yeah, I know. Doesn’t make any sense. You try arguing with the 4 year old. I’ve already tried tons of times.) The few times he’s tried something (under heavy protest, mind you), he’s either spat it out or proclaimed that he loves it but doesn’t want to eat it ever again.
All this has got me thinking about what foods I miss. I certainly miss my usual breakfast of oatmeal and bananas. Bananas are fine, but replacing the oatmeal with matzo and cream cheese just isn’t the same. I also miss being able to use beans and corn. Most of all, I guess I miss the pasta and bread, though. So much of what I eat contains pasta or bread in some way, shape, or form that I couldn’t imagine not ever eating that again.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: What one food could you never give up for good?
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