Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weekly Menu

Time to plan my menu for the week!

Do you plan your menus? I find that when I do, it's so much easier for me to make sure we have relatively healthy food to eat, and it minimizes my panicky trips to the makolet for emergency ingredients, since I plan my menus around the foods that are in my house already. Obviously, sometimes I have to switch things around, or I run out of time to cook, and we have to improvise, but the few minutes I spend planning is really worthwhile!

This way, also, when someone wants to know "What's for supper?" I can just nonchalantly say, "Check the blog!" instead of having to think about the answer...

So here's the plan this week:

Lunch (for the non fasters): PB&J sandwiches on whole wheat bread, red peppers and cucumbers
Supper: Tomato Soup with Black Beans and Rice, cut veggies and crackers with chumus, and watermelon

Lunch: Random Pareve and Dairy Leftover Shmorgasbord
Supper: Leftover Chicken, Cholent, Kugel, etc from Shabbat

Lunch: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Salad
Supper: Spaghetti with tomato sauce and cheese, make your own salad

Lunch: Leftover Pasta and Salad
Supper: Baked Tuna Patties, smashed potatoes, carrot sticks

Lunch: PB&J sandwiches, whatever fruits and veggies need to be used up
Supper: Sloppy Sams on fresh rolls, oven fries, and make your own salad

This week I get to keep Shabbat super simple, as my pickiest customer heads off on a Shabbaton (good luck to him there, really...)! 

Oh and snacks for the week will be popcorn, roasted chick peas, watermelon, and whatever other cheap fruits we find!

What's on your summer menu?

Break the fast menu

This is the longest "short fast" on the Jewish calendar! It is also really hot out, so what I'm looking forward to most of all is rehydration.

Here's our break the fast menu - it's really simple because I had no desire to bake or cook today, so bear with me!

Cucumber and Carrot Sticks
Homemade Chumus for dipping
Tomato, Black bean, and Rice Soup (with shredded cheese on top)

Also planning to have some coffee, probably iced coffee.

What will you break your fast on?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Weekly Menu

I am having a hard time transitioning to summer menus. It's hot and I have little energy in the late afternoon for cooking. SOOO... if you have ideas for healthy suppers that 1)my husband and kids will eat 2)preferably don't have too many ingredients I'm unable to eat (right now that includes nuts, dairy, and wheat), 3) can be eaten cold, and 4) are not expensive and are preferably vegetarian, PLEASE let me know!

In the meantime here's my plan for the week:

Sunday night: rice, roasted kishuim, roasted corn, baked beans,  watermelon

Monday night: Garlic bread, lasagna, salad (I'll probably have polenta with tomato sauce and nutritional yeast) - that's a birthday dinner!

Tuesday night: Scrambled eggs, home-fries, cut vegetables

Wednesday night: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (more polenta for me), make-your-own salad

Thursday night: No idea yet!

Lunches will be random whatever shmorgasbord of things I can put together without too much thought...

How are you handling this summer heat?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Shabbat Menu!

This has been a super crazy week, and for Shabbat we have a houseful of guests!

We will be 11 people Friday night (plus an infant), 13-14 people for lunch, and 8 (plus an infant) for seudah shlishit.
And somehow I still have shopping to do tomorrow - so not only a I behind in the cooking, but I am also behind in the shopping!

Of course, I could freak out, and I probably will freak out. But for now, I will pretend it's all good and that I have things under control...

Here's the plan:

Friday night:
Homemade Challot
Salad course - vegetarian liver, cut veggies, other salads
Spicy Roast Chicken
Potato Kugel
Broccoli (Roasted)
Apple Kugel
Chocolate Cake

Homemade Challot
Salad Course
Black Bean Cholent
Potato Kugel
Apple Kugel
Watermelon, Chocolate Cake

Seudah shlishit:
Challah Rolls
Egg Salad
Pasta Salad
Potato Salad
Leftover spreads and salads from lunch
Cut vegetables

Ok, now, if I wasn't earlier, I am totally looking forward to a Shabbat nap!