MY SHABBAT GUESTS JUST CANCELLED!
So, I guess it's a good thing I forgot to defrost the chicken, now I'll defrost less than I had originally planned...
Here's my plan:
Split pea soup (Fri. nite) with lots of carrots (carrots are cheap right now, have I mentioned that?)
Cholent (for lunch - and now I am being pressured to replicate last week's cholent. Wish me luck! It had lots of onions, potato chunks, black beans, diced garlic, sweet potatoes - although those may get replaced with butternut squash, barley, and water and spices - the most crucial one is the smoked paprika. Cayenne Pepper is pretty important too...)
Chicken in BBQ marinade (easy, and delish!)
Potato Kugel (already done! actually I made 2, so now we'll have extra. They don't freeze so well. maybe I should stick one in the cholent, the way that Helen (my father's cousin, who took on the role of my grandmother in Israel) used to do?)
Rice (already done!)
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash (already done!)
Vegetarian Mock Deli Roll (I'll let you know how to make it after I try it out - if it's good!) - I already defrosted the puff pastry, so I'll make it even though this was an extra because of guests!)
Make your own salad (we have avocado, tomato, carrots, pickles, and purple cabbage, will that work?)
Dessert - Blondies, I think!