Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pretty Salad!

Pretty Salad! 

I made this bright salad to go with our supper tonight.
We had gotten a whole bunch of really well priced, amazing mangoes this week, and they were calling my name!

All I did was slice cucumbers, red peppers, and mango and toss in a pretty bowl.
I'm offering sunflower seeds as a garnish, as well as balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

And that is it, because it's the height of the season and fresh fruits and vegetables taste pretty amazing right now.

Just wondering if my kids will eat this though! Anyone want to guess how many will agree to eat it?

p.s. here are the rolls I made for tonight, using a slightly modified version of my sandwich bread recipe:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Menu Plan for the week!

Last week I didn't plan out my menu very well, so my meals were haphazard and all over the place. Not *such* a terrible thing, especially in the summer, as long as everyone was able to eat! So, despite not planning well, we managed!

But I figured I can do better. So here's the plan for this week (no idea if I will actually stick with it) --

Lunches: Sandwiches, Stuffed baked potatoes, pancakes, and salads

Sunday: Embellished Shabbat Leftovers
Monday: Baked Ziti and salad
Tuesday: Sloppy Sams on homemade dinner rolls (using my favorite bread recipe), salad
Wednesday: Quick pizzas, home-fries, carrot sticks
Thursday: Leftovers from the week

Snacks: fruit (I'll have to keep looking for fruit deals!), popcorn, muffins, granola cookies

Do you like to plan your meals for the week?
I'd love to hear your menu!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BWB End of Season Sale!

Shop the Better World Books End of Summer Sale and save on used books, all with Free Shipping Worldwide!

This sale starts at 3 pm GMT (6pm in Israel!) today, and lasts only 24 hrs!

You'll get 40% off 5 or more used books from the Bargain Bin! For international customers the discount is 20% off any order of 5 or more used Bargain Bin books that ship from BWB.

So go catch some great sale prices!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shabbat menu

Just a quick note about what I'm serving this Shabbat. It's Thursday night and I should really get things going!

What are you serving for Shabbat?

I'm showcasing the organic zucchini I got (for cheaper than the regular kishuim at every store I checked), and organic corn on the cob I scored for 6 shekels/kg!


Fresh Challot (if I actually get around to making the dough, otherwise I have a few emergency loaves in the freezer
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Some sort of muffins

Friday night:

Vegetable soup with noodles
Spicy Roast Chicken
Oven-baked Rice
Corn on the Cob
Roasted Zucchini
Roasted Butternut Squash


Black Bean Cholent
Oven fried shnitzel
Corn on the Cob
Potato Kugel from the freezer
Cake (brought by guest)

Seudah Shlisheet:

Cucumber and Carrot sticks
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Apple Cake (from the freezer)

And now I must get to work!