In 2020, my family had a remote Sviata Vecheria. Everyone prepared food separately, and we traded food. Then, we enjoyed a video dinner with everyone together.
With health restrictions in some areas returning, I wanted to share how we prepared our dinner.
One nice part was everyone contributed to the meal, and we filled up the take-out containers we had started collecting from too many take-out dinners.
I made the kutia and packed it in little Mason jars.
Then, I pan fried a generous eight perohe for each person. When I was preparing the five dishes, I left the mushrooms a little under-done knowing that they’d be microwaved. I lined them up in the containers to make it a little nicer. My mom made salmon with a grainy mustard topping, and my uncle made holubtsi (not shown here, eaten before we had a chance to take the photos)
Everything is pretty forgiving to get reheated.
The fourth of those five items is sauteed broad beans (or “beeb”) with lemon and lemon zest. Look for that recipe soon – I’m still trying to improve that this year.
For dessert, my mom made some matrimonial cake (date square), gingersnaps, and thumbprint cookies. I made the compote – in another Mason jar.
This is a great way to share food with those you can’t be with in person.
Wherever, whenever or however you’re celebrating this year, I wish you and your families a special Sviata Vecheria.