Once again, we'll be commemorating Thanksgiving this year. This is a holiday steeped in family traditions, and part of me wishes we could be with family this year (as always), but our families all just live too far away...
Since we can't be with family, and Thursday is not a vacation day in Israel, we'll celebrate on Shabbat with some friends, and we are looking forward to it!
Here's our work-in-progress Thanksgiving Shabbat menu:
Challah with Oat Bran and Flax Seeds (using Spelt flour instead of Whole Wheat flour)
Turkey - I'm making some parts and a friend is bringing some parts too
Cranberry Sauce (we have 2 cans ofWhole Foods cranberry sauce with NO high fructose corn syrup! YAY!)
Garlic Roast Potatoes
Apple Kugel or Apple Crisp
Random Side dishes being brought by a friend
Dessert: brownies (wheat-free) and chocolate chip squares
I'm still putting up a Black Bean Cholent for lunch, to eat with the leftovers. We plan to have plenty of leftovers, but I am also making a pan of chicken and rice, because my family doesn't want turkey for both Shabbat meals.
I guess you could call this a Thanksgiving-Shabbat Fusion sort of thing!
Do you "do" Thanksgiving? I'd love to hear about it!