Yom Tov in Israel is so much less work than in other parts of the world. After all, each time, it's just one day of chag (except for Rosh Hashana), when in the Diaspora, there are two days... So I've gotten kind of laid back. Especially this year, without lots of guests descending upon us!
Today, my youngest was begging to eat outside. As everyone was telling her, "no, we don't like to eat outside. Too many bugs," I told her, "tomorrow." So she's excited about Sukkot, even if no one else wants to deal with bugs!
So the plan is:
Vegetable Soup (I made a HUGE pot on Friday)
Oven-Fried Chicken (yup, Shabbat leftovers. Is that sacrilegious?
Apple Kugel (I used ALL the green apples in the house on Friday and made 3)
Spicy Roast Potatoes
Sweet Potato and Carmelized Onion Kugel (I'll post the recipe soon!!)
Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Chip Cake, haven't decided yet.
I'll serve basically the same for the night and day meals. Why mess with success? I know everyone will be happy this way!