Monday, March 2, 2015

Food Recall (Israel)

E.Y.N Food Industries ltd. and the Ministry of Health have announced a recall of "Teva Ha'aretz" brand "Natural Tofu" because they may be contaminated with e.coli.

The recall includes all Teva Ha'aretz Natural Tofu with all expiration dates currently on shelves thru 23/4/2015.

Consumers are advised NOT to eat this product. Please return to the store where purchased.

You can reach the manufacturer at 04-6378450 with questions.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Menu Plan for the week

Hi everyone! It's Monday afternoon already. That seems to be the time I get around to sitting down and planning my weekly menu. I guess I'll just have to go with it for now. 

Doesn't life always seem to get busy?

I know it's easiest to function when things are busy when there is some sort of plan in place, so here's my menu plan for the week (feeding the family seems to be one of those things I just can't skip):

Lunch: Vegetable soup with noodles
Supper: Embellished Shabbat leftovers

Lunch: Red lentil soup (spiced with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, hot pepper, and salt. Yum)
Supper: Grilled cheese sandwiches? cucumbers, carrots, and red peppers

Lunch: Pancakes, veggies
Supper: Baked ziti, salad, steamed kishuim

Lunch: PB&J Sandwiches, veggies
Supper: Tomato soup with rice, tuna patties, salad

Lunch: any leftovers from the week
Supper: Vegetable soup, Spaghetti with tomato-vegetable sauce (and cheese for the cheese eaters), salad

Friday, February 20, 2015

Shabbat Menu!

Surprise! We are home for Shabbat instead of going away.

This means 2 things - we did have to do some shopping this week after all, but at least we took advantage of it and got a couple of 9 shekel/kg chickens (and promptly froze them, as whole chicken was not in my plans this week), and we'll be colder than we'd thought, as our heat doesn't work so well... one day we'll save enough to actually replace it with a better system for our first floor.

But we shouldn't be too cold! It's amazing how much the platta, when placed in the middle of the kitchen, warms the downstairs of our house. And we have nice, warm down comforters ! And I really really want to just stay home wrapped in a blanket this Shabbat if I have to be home.

But anyways, here's my cooking plan:

Challot (from the freezer)
Vegetable soup
Oven-fried shnitzel
Garlic and herb chicken wings
Tofu shnitzels for the vegetarian
Kugels from the freezer
Make your own salad
Black Bean Cholent

Dessert will be chocolate chip cake and cinnamon cake

And I don't know what Seudah Shlishit will be, but by the time Shabbat starts, I'll have something.

What's on your menu?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lower Electric Rates!

Recently, the electric company announced that electricity rates would be lowered.

Here's the new, lower rate for those with a standard electric meter:  ​57.35 agurot per kwh (including ma'am/VAT). However, the monthly "tashlum kavua" has increased from 13.69 (16.04 with VAT) to 13.93 (16.44 with VAT).

Please use this new rate when you calculate your operating costs for your lights and appliances.

I wrote a long post about Electric Bills back in November, look it over, as it will help you find ways to lower your bills!

And if you simply want to know approximately how much your appliances are costing you to run, check out the Electricity Cost Calculator my "tech-guy" son made! It's been updated to reflect the new, lower rate.