One of the best tools for making chatzos is to plan your menu early in the week. I always do so on motzei shabbos or sunday, adding to it if I discover i”m having guests I didn’t know where coming.
Yesterday I went down to my freezer and decided my entire shabbos menu based on what I wanted to use up before Pesach.
Enough challah rolls – check
Enough desserts and parve ice cream- check
Two cooked meat dishes – check
Frozen soup – check
Then I put on my white board what i need to make to add to it this week – all chometz from my pantry – rice, noodles, and so forth.
It might look to my family like just a regular shabbos meal or two.
But to me, it’s an accomplishment – empty that freezer, use up those noodles, get the chometz where it needs to be – enjoyed before Pesach!
Happy planning, and happy chometz. Did you know the calories don’t count when you are getting ready for pesach? Calorie Free chometz. . . .