Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shabbat Menu Planning

It's raining - and that means Israeli winter has arrived!

So here is this week's winter Shabbat menu:

Spelt Challah
Split Pea Soup (I know, it's lentil soup week, but my crew likes split pea soup better than lentil soup!)
Chicken with Rice
Potato Kugel
Noodles with stir fried veggies

For lunch, we'll have Black Bean Cholent (made in the trusty electric slow cooker) instead of the soup!

We'll also have a few salads. We have a purple cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumbers, red peppers, pickles, and olives and other random ingredients. I'm sure we can make a few yummy salads!

For dessert, we'll have Chocolate-Crispy Rice Squares (and tea!)

This week, we're switching to winter mode - I'm moving the slow cooker and platta into the main part of the kitchen. They'd been living in the kitchen alcove, so as not to heat up the whole house unnecessarily, but now, we will appreciate the extra heat!

What are your favorite winter shabbat foods? Any special tips and tricks for staying warm through an Israeli winter in these cold, concrete houses?

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