Brisket was bought for tomorrow!

Both at a Passover Seder and Easter dinner brisket of beef is an appropriate meal, and so since we celebrate both Hubby and I that is why we decided for tomorrow to serve that as one fine combo holiday meal!
No rolls will be served, but asparagus, sweet potatoes, and lotsa onions (somewhat of a tradition!).
I am currently marinating the brisket in a sauce that I made with fresh squeezed orange juice, unsweetened orange marmalade, honey, sodium free soy sauce, ketchup, sodium free beef bouillon, bay leaves, thyme, black cracked pepper, and garlic all of it in a Ziploc bag for overnight.
Tomorrow it will go into the slow cooker on high for five/six hours to become tender and delicious!
I could get up to do it earlier for twelve hours on low, but we eat so early at five P.M.  usually, and although many a day I am up then at five A.M., putting it in at eleven seems more logical and not so rushed.

Usually for holidays past, except Passover, I would make my French toast casserole that can be put together the night before and put into the oven the next morning. Toast Italian sliced bakery bread, figuring two to three slices per person, cut in triangles, lie down decoratively in a 10"x19" PAM sprayed glass pan, make enough eggs scrambled for the amount of toast again two to three for each person, add in a teaspoon of vanilla and cinnamon a few teaspoons full also, scrambled in with the eggs and milk, next pour the entire mixture over the toast, then drizzle Maple syrup throughout, add dollops of (in my case light or fat free) cream cheese throughout too, then cover with foil or Saran and place into the fridge. Take out  the next morning to and make sure it comes up to room temperature for glass pans usually so they won't break, metal should be okay, before placing into a 350 degree pre heated oven for a half an hour or till done, use knife or toothpick to make sure eggs are cooked all the way through! Enjoy with your favorite fruit, bacon or sausage, and juice choices and coffee or all of it!
Great for large or small gatherings, brunch or early breakfasts for a crowd.

Tonight I made salmon croquettes with canned salmon; regular salmon is way too expensive these days! Salmon is a great source of heart smart Omega 3!
I sprinkled Panko, uh oh( I know Passover no bread, Matzo crumbled could work too!), anyway... into it with one egg, *Dukes light mayo, one tablespoon, lime juice a few splashes, dried dill for great taste, garlic powder sprinkled, dried onions or fresh,, mix well together, use a melon baller for scoop size and place individual croquettes on a sprayed cookie sheet or glass pan, smoosh down with spoon or the other side of melon baller.
You now should have mini slider sized croquettes, spray tops with Pam, place in 350 degree oven and bake till golden brown, about twenty minutes to a half hour check them.. I like to serve them with a light mayo/lime or lemon juice/ dill sauce. Tonight we had sides of mashed potatoes and yellow squash; the sauce also tastes great on mashed potatoes! Try it, you might like it!

*On a sad/ bitter sweet note my niece Arlene who passed away on October 13, 2006 from colon cancer thirteen days before her fifty-first birthday, used to love Duke's mayonnaise, in fact when she first visited us down in Florida, but on the east coast in Ormond Beach she asked me to go to the grocery with her to get some and so we did. So whenever we have some I think of her. Oh Arlene was introduced to Dukes when she and her Mom had moved to North Carolina when she was fifteen, and she flew back to NJ to be in our wedding way back in 1971! She had grown up in NJ before that move, and then went on to the University of North Carolina where she received her degree in physics and shortly after became a trouble shooter for General Electric, their aerospace division and travelled the world for that! Brilliant woman and miss her still.

On the eve of another holiday night... please world find the peace in your hearts!

Share those blessings and we will too!

And next time please be here or be square, ya hear!

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