September 25th, 2007

mogendavid

Holiday thoughts

Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays, simply because it's so very visible. Most Jewish holidays are NOT visible - houses are clean, we go to synagogue, we eat (or we don't eat) - on Purim maybe we wear costumes and we distribute goodies. Only Chanukah, with the chanukiyot in the windows, is as public.

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Help wanted : Menu suggestions

My brother-in-law and family are coming for dinner this coming Sunday. I need something to serve.

I'm looking for something dairy in nature - preferably a casserole for ease of transport downstairs to the sukkah, but I can adapt. The five-year-old is moderately fussy and my sister-in-law doesn't eat. Fish isn't really an option because it's a Sunday and fresh fish (the kind I prefer to serve) is not available. Otherwise, I'd be set with tilapia packages.

I've done lasagna in the past, and they like it, but I don't want to do it again, or something similar. I don't want them thinking I only cook one thing.

I could also do something with meat but only if I have a meat free option as well, as my brother-in-law does not eat meat (neither beef nor chicken.) His family does - the five year old loves turkey. I have turkey in my freezer. If Mtich ate meat, I'd just serve a turkey/bean/sweet potato casserole.
I suppose I could just leave off the turkey and add rice or barley instead.

If I leave off the turkey, I could also leave off the sweet potato and use cheese as well, but I don't know. That somehow seems heavy.

I'd serve a salad and a dessert of some kind, and Mitch is bringing wine.

*ETA: Quiche is out. I'm serving it for lunch on Thursday.*
Mama Deb

Apology and Yom Tov menus

I'm so sorry about my attitude for your helpful comments on the last post. I'm just so, so *tired*. I haven't done anything for yom tov in terms of cooking - not even shopping, and I woke up tired this morning.

Let's see.

Wednesday night
Roast Chicken.
Roasted potatoes.
Green beans.

Thursday lunch
Quiche
Salad

Thursday Dinner
Lamb stew
couscous

Friday Lunch
Turkey picatta
Pasta
Salad

Shabbos Dinner
Leftover lamb stew/couscous

Shabbos Lunch
At friend's.

Plus wine/challos/honey