I must begin by thanking my husband for helping me make it through the entire sfirat ha'omer this year! I counted every night with a bracha. And, honestly, it's been a long time since that happened. You see, he used to count when he davened and then at some point in the evening, he'd casually remind me to count. But I was always busy with something and just never could remember to count each night!
But this year, he made a big change. He didn't count when he davened maariv. Instead, he waited a bit and we all counted together. Each night. So I made it, with his help. I wouldn't have done it without him, really!
And now Shavuot is nearly here.
And in Israel, it's such a short chag!
So I'm making a random menu and I'm pretty relaxed about it... haven't started cooking yet, but I have decided it IS worth leaving the oven on for Yom Tov. So I can cook some things on the chag, if I want to.
Here's my plan, same menu for the night and day meals. I'm just realistic that I won't have time to make two menus!
Chocolate bread? Or challah. I'll poll my kids in the morning.
Cajun-style fried fish
Spinach and Feta cheese quiche (making my quiche eggless, so maybe it should be called a pie?)
Roasted kishuim (summer squash)
Ice cream for dessert
(and cookies if I get to them)
Yes, you saw correctly. No cheesecake. Most of my family won't eat it, so I am not making one this chag. Will someone out there PLEASE share a piece of yours with me? (I love cheesecake)