Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

Shavuot 5769

Yeah, I love this holiday. None of that weeks of cleaning and days of shopping and cooking stuff, and a nice long day to do everything.

This year, Shavuot is Friday (well, tonight)/Shabbos. Shavuot is unique in that it's traditional to make dairy meals, so I have dairy meals planned. On most yom tovs, I make three out of four meals fleishig and one milchig. On Shavuot, normally, I do the reverse. This year, since the second day is Shabbat, I'm doing half and half - the first meals are dairy, the Shabbos meals are meat. This takes a bit of organization.

Tonight: (just us)

Pasta with ricotta, sundried tomatoes, scallions, garlic, pumpkin seeds

Lunch (2 guests):

Fruit cup
Baked salmon
Baked potatoes
Cake (ice cream)

Dinner (just us):
Garlic chicken
Mixed veg
Sweet potatoes

Lunch (four guests):
Gefilte fish
Salad - greens, steak, onions, tomatoes, croutons, peppers, mustard vinaigrette
Cake (gooey)

Current status: food for the fleishig meals cooked or cooking - chicken, gefilte fish and sweet potatoes are in the oven, and the pepper steak for the steak salad is cooling. Friday afternoon, just before Shabbat, I'll put the already cooked chicken and sweet potatoes into a warm oven, plus some frozen mixed vegetables. This will make the lunch, which will be late, less hectic. I also made the vinaigrette for the salad.

When this is done, I'll make the kitchen milchig, clean and blanch the asparagus and clean the dill for the salmon. And that will be all I'll need to do. I'll make the lunches after shul.
Tags: shavuot 5769, yom tov

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