I am going to push myself to cook for Shabbat on Thursday night for real this time! It is just too busy around here on Fridays, and impossible to get it all done unless I work hard Thursday night too...
Making a very simple menu though, because I don't want to be up all night cooking - so everything can be done in just one or two steps. no fussing over food... but still making a variety so that everyone will feel his or her preferences have been taken into account...
Vegetable soup (my usual, only with lots of kishuim - my youngest's favorite - bec. I found those for 3 NIS/kg today, when usually I pay at least 6, and most times more than that) - for Friday night
Vegetarian Cholent - for Lunch
Chicken marinated and baked in BBQ sauce
Carrot Kugel (the end of my freezer stash of carrot kugel. I guess next week one day I will make a whole bunch to freeze again~)
Roasted Cauliflower (I have been thinking about making this for a while, but until I found cauliflower today for 3 NIS/kg, it wasn't feasible)
Roasted Beets - my son requested we revert to plain ones, though
Make your own salad (we have cucumbers, tomatoes, red/yellow peppers, oranges from our tree, carrots)
Apple crisp (probably the most labor intensive part of this menu!)
Chocolate Chip Cake, and Banana Bread for breakfast
Ok, gotta run and start cooking! Shabbat Shalom!