Gotta make Shabbat, but I'm still not quite back to my normal self. Everyone else seems to have more or less recovered from being sick, but it's taking me a little longer to kick it. But I will kick it, just give me an extra week or two. It's one of those really annoying things - I am unlucky enough to have asthma and it has major repurcussions - like when I get sick, I get sicker than people who don't have asthma (or only have mild asthma), and I think it's so unfair. I guess that's why the medical establishment says that people like me have a higher risk of complications from regular illnesses. I find it completely frustrating and totally unfair.
But back to my Shabbat post:
I'm not sick enough to be contagious anymore, as far as I can tell, and we'd invited friends who just moved houses to come for lunch, since their place is completely topsy turvey, and we like their company.
So here's the plan for Shabbat:
Fresh challot (hoping I can manage that with help from the kids)
Roast chicken with rice
Vegetarian rice and pan fried tofu for my vegetarian teenager
Make your own salad (putting the kids on vegetable chopping duty!)
Black bean cholent
Oven Fried Chicken
Eggless Broccoli Kugel (will try to post the recipe)
Salad (guests bringing)
Black lentil salad (probably black lentils, brown rice, craisins, mango, sunflower seeds, in a vinaigrette dressing)
Dessert: fruit salad, coffee cake
Challah, spreads, vegetable sticks (cucumber, carrots, peppers), fruit salad
What are you making for Shabbat this week?