Preparation for a Passover meal. April 9
I had in mind a meal together last evening to celebrate Passover so I had unfrozen a leg of lamb to cook. I stocked up the pizza oven with wood and had it burn for 2 hours before putting the meat in a roasting bag into the oven with lots of vegetables.. potato, pumpkin, parsnip, carrot, kumera on dishes because the roasting pan wouldn’t fit through the door. Put in a 2/30 and removed at 5pm….. perfect. That was joined by the various foods as part of the celebration… minced horseradish dug out of the pot on Tuesday, the haroseth mixture of apple, nuts and cinnamon, parsley and of course some chilled grape juice we had in the storeroom for such an occasion. To that we added mushroom picked from the paddock of Bryony and Mark when we went to deliver bags, petrol containers and the key to the mail box. I looked in the DOC paddock and found a very large one with more popping through to be harvested in a few days. A pleasant walk with David joining me on his bike.
David requested a desert… a lemon meringue pie, so I set to and made the sweet short crust pastry, rolled it out and baked before filling with the sweet, yellow lemony mix and topped with meringue. It looked amazing when it came out of the oven and tasted superb so that we will enjoy a decadent desert for a few more days, something we haven’t done for ages.I finished it off making some chapatis for the unleavened bread. we had a leisurely meal following a Seder meal guide that I had stored in the roof.
Preparation day over… overnight I thought I could make the next few days like a holiday of rest and focus on God the Father which is what the celebration does with the understanding that I can gain from reading more about this meal and the feast of unleavened bread that follows as I spend the next few days. I am not sure where it will take me but I can refrain from running the hills for pest control and be still for a few days.
I have enjoyed the reading of Psalm 62 in the Passion Bible….verse 1-2 ” I stand silently to listen for the one I love, waiting as long as it take for the Lord to rescue me. For God alone has be come my saviour, He alone is my safe place, his wrap-around presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender: there is no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?”verse 11-12 God said to me once and for all, “All the strength and power you need comes from me!” And again I heard it clearly said, ” All the love you need is found in me!”Many thoughts come to comfort and reassure as I read this yesterday and think about the concepts that are portrait in this Psalm, a little different to Psalm 91.