MESH Report April 26, 2022

On Tuesday, we had the awesome threesome team of Chef Fern Heinig and Packers Alex Kent and Susan Rosenblatt. Fern prepared her classic Baked Salmon with a lemon/dill sauce, sliced lemons, Green Beans, Mediterranean CousCous Salad, Tangerines, Rolls, Black and White Cookies, Breakfast Bar and, of course, a water bottle. The meal is served at room temp which makes it easy for the Cook to prepare in advance and for the Packers to assemble without heating up.

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MESH Report March 8, 2022

Chef Fern Heinig prepared the meal that our MESH guests proclaim is one of their favorites. Grab N Go bags included Roasted Salmon, Mediterranean Vegetable Quinoa Salad, Three Bean Salad, Clementines, Breakfast Bar and from the Lehr-Hahn family delicious mini challah rolls and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As always we included a water bottle. Continue reading

MESH Report Jan 4, 2022

Chef Fern prepared her famous meatballs with mashed potatoes and Moroccan Carrot Salad. Accompanied by a delicious challah roll, clementines, fudge roll for dessert and a breakfast bar and water. Falafel balls were on hand for our vegetarians. Alex Kent was the able warmer and packer with some assistance from Lynne Kurzweil. Mr Tyson picked up at 3:45 pm for distribution. Continue reading

MESH Report Nov 9, 2021

Chef Fern’s Salmon was back on the menu this past Tuesday. Always a fan favorite, the Salmon was served with lemon slice and a side of Tzaziki sauce. Included with the entree was a hearty portion of Fern’s homemade Noodle Kugel, plus Kale Salad, a roll, a water bottle, two clementines and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies homemade by Collin Brooks. Continue reading

Four Questions

questions.inddWhere does it say that brisket is the dish of choice on Passover? Where does it say that gefilte fish is de rigueur? Where does it day that sweet wine is a must? And where does it say that one is obligated to replicate everyday food rather than going with natural food that can be eaten anytime?

The Lampert Library’s staff (me) has researched the questions: there are no rules. Much of what’s served- other than ritual foods- is just custom and what was available or what could be adapted. Even among the ritual foods there is a lot of choice. Continue reading