(Closed) Christmas dinner snafu

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@flapperphilosopher:  the kosher deli might be able to do some brisket not on a sandwich?

 

also, not sure how strict she is, but if the appetizers have milk in them, she wouldnt be able to eat them in the same meal as the meat. just something to keep in mind.

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like the idea of getting her her own piece of tenderloin steak and letting her have that.  Almost the same thing, just no cheese.

Maybe you can ask her if that would be okay or if she prefers something from a kosher deli?

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
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@housebee:  Its a very involved practice, I was fortunate enough to be included in the family gatherings of a Kosher family when I lived in New York…I have such a deep admiration and respect for the faith and the people who follow it, they were lovely beyond words.

I’d want someone to tell me about this stuff before I accidentally served someone something that went against their faith…how awkward would that be?

And honestly, a lot of people that are kosher, understand that when they’re a guest in the home of someone that follows a different faith, their food isn’t going to be kosher in an according to Hoyle sense…but the spirit behind it being kosher is good enough for them.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
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@flapperphilosopher:  I hear that, lamb, pot roast, chicken…all of that is a good option, if you can get some Latkes for her, it just doesn’t get any better and of course she’ll have her choice of the sides.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
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@flapperphilosopher:  try not to worry too much. i think it’s really nice that you’re putting so much thought into making sure she has things to eat; it’s totally fine if she can’t eat every appetizer/side.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
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@flapperphilosopher:  I think that’s more than fine!

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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@flapperphilosopher:  Its nice youre worried about her entree and I think its a lovely gesture to cook her a kosher tenderloin!

I wouldnt worry about redoing the whole menu though- she can ask for specifics if shes worried, but if she doesnt keep the strictest of kosher she may be happy to “sneak” some mashed potatoes and keep it “dont ask dont tell”. Plus the nice thing about little old ladies is… they dont eat that much!

 

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