Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shabbat Menu

Gotta make Shabbat, but I'm still not quite back to my normal self. Everyone else seems to have more or less recovered from being sick, but it's taking me a little longer to kick it. But I will kick it, just give me an extra week or two. It's one of those really annoying things - I am unlucky enough to have asthma and it has major repurcussions - like when I get sick, I get sicker than people who don't have asthma (or only have mild asthma), and I think it's so unfair. I guess that's why the medical establishment says that people like me have a higher risk of complications from regular illnesses. I find it completely frustrating and totally unfair.

But back to my Shabbat post:

I'm not sick enough to be contagious anymore, as far as I can tell, and we'd invited friends who just moved houses to come for lunch, since their place is completely topsy turvey, and we like their company.

So here's the plan for Shabbat:

Fresh challot (hoping I can manage that with help from the kids)

Friday night:

Vegetable soup
Roast chicken with rice
Vegetarian rice and pan fried tofu for my vegetarian teenager
Make your own salad (putting the kids on vegetable chopping duty!)

Shabbat lunch:

Black bean cholent
Oven Fried Chicken
Potato Kugel
Eggless Broccoli Kugel (will try to post the recipe)
Salad (guests bringing)
Black lentil salad (probably black lentils, brown rice, craisins, mango, sunflower seeds, in a vinaigrette dressing)

Dessert: fruit salad, coffee cake

Seudah shlishit:
Challah, spreads, vegetable sticks (cucumber, carrots, peppers), fruit salad 

What are you making for Shabbat this week?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Better World Books - New Sale

Save on used books with the Better World Books Double Donations Flash Sale. 

If you are ordering from the US, you'll get 30% off your purchase of 3 or more used books!

International customers will get 15% off your purchase of 3 or more used books (not as good, but still good!)

And of course, there's always free shipping worldwide.

If I don't stop buying books, I might have to open a library, so I think I'll sit this sale out.

Some of you out there might find some great bargains though!

Let me know what new treasures you're getting!

Sodastream, anyone?

Thinking of buying a SodaStream?

I've been debating getting one, because in the summer we seem to go thru a lot of seltzer... There is only *SO* much plain or lemon water I can handle! I go back and forth, but right now I'm leaning towards getting one. I think the investment will pay off sooner than I'd initially calculated...

AND, they seem to have a summer deal going on right now!

Also, if you buy one, make sure you look around for the best price you can get on refill cartridges - it may well be that you'll find a significant difference in the price at the supermarket or hardware store than from their online shop. I've been told online may be less expensive.

What do you think? I'd love to hear if you think it's worthwhile to buy one of these.


Better World Books - Clearance Sale

Save 20% when you order 6+ books from the BetterWorldBooks.com Sale section!

BetterWorldBooks.com offers free worldwide shipping, and with 20% off your order, it's DEFINITELY a good time to check if they have the books on YOUR list!

I'm completely addicted and I buy tons of books from them... They keep sending me those huge M-bags full of books!

So, give it a try, and share this discount with all of your friends too!
Let me know what you ended up buying! I love to hear what you're reading!