I must confess. I try to write up these menus every week, and then, without fail, I change it. I just don't tell you about it. Usually I get tired and swap something time consuming for something easy, but sometimes I just cook or bake extra... So now you know, these menus are my guides, but they are not set in stone!
So this week, I spontaneously invited some friends to join us for Friday night, pot-luck style. I'm really looking forward to their company, plus a few other guests that will be making their way to our table. Should be lots of fun!
So here's the plan:
Fresh Whole Wheat and Oat Bran Challot for all the meals
Spicy Roast chicken
(something with tofu, not sure what, for the vegetarian)
Oven-Rice with roasted garlic
The food our friends are bringing
Salad - lettuce with honey-cinnamon oranges
Black Bean Cholent
Tofu (same as Friday night)
Roasted Vegetables (whichever ones we have - kishuim, eggplant, peppers, fennel, cauliflower...)
Make your own salad
Fruit (friend is bringing those!)
Peanut Butter and Jelly
I know this may look like a lot of food at first glance, but really a lot is simple, and much is being made in volume - for both Friday night and Shabbat lunch.
What's going on your table this Shabbat?