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*Whew* Rosh Hashana starts tonight and I might even be ready-ish!

gingy is the absolute bestest person on my bestest person list right now. She asked me last night if I needed help with my list o' stuff that needed to be cooked. I IM'd her back and said yes I needed help but it was too late (it was already nearly 7 pm). "No," she said, "I'm on my way. Address please." All righty then. Can't argue with a stubborn Canadian, now can I?

Normally I'm very, very bad at delegating. Add to that the fact that my brains had leaked out of my ear earlier in the day, I had a very hard time figuring out what needed to be done and when. No fear though. If I had mentioned in passing that something needed to be done, as soon as she was done with one task, she was off to the next without me even having to ask. She single handedly peeled 4 pounds of carrots (and chopped 6 pounds of carrots), probably 5 pounds of potatoes (and cut them into perfect slices!!), several apples, and chopped 4 or 5 onions. Plus she peeled about 20-30 cloves of garlic. And she gave lots of moral support and made Lynne's fabulous chicken. She rocks.

Seth helped too, by doing dishes, running errands, helping to make the sauce for potatoes, and dropping a glass bowl filled with onions on the floor. Okay, he didn't mean to do that last bit. And he cleaned it up, so that's all that matters. Though now I need a new bowl, but it wasn't a precious bowl. In retrospect, it was sort of funny, but at the time, the crash scared the heck out of me. Which is good, because no one should have heck stuck in them. :)

Anyway, between the three of us the following got finished:

* 50 more pieces of fish got made. Yum.
* Lynne's Fabulous Chicken
* Carrot Soup (except for the last step which is done right before serving, so no biggie)
* Scalloped Potatoes (pareve! who woulda thunk it?)
* Cranberry-Orange Chicken
* Carrots got cut up for the Roasted Carmelized Carrots. Won't cook those until the last minute, though.

We couldn't find cranberries, so I haven't made my cranberry apple pie thingy. I'm going to try to go at lunch today to find some. I haven't made the brisket. I'm going to throw it in the crock pot with a timer as soon as I get home (we're eating it on shabbos, so no biggie). Rice will be made as soon as I get home. I think I'm scrapping the garlic dip because I haven't washed the food processor yet.

Most of my challah was picked up yesterday, but the raisin challahs didn't come in. They are supposed to be in mid-morning today, and I will pick them up on my way home and drop off Lauren's to her. My Teiglach and her Black and White Cake did not come in either. Hopefully, they will also be in today.

During "lunch" yesterday, I picked up nice plastic plates, table cloths, spoons and knives (I have 500 forks), and a crepe-paper chili pepper (that's for succos). Seth picked up the matches, sodas, a folding table, and probably some other stuff, plus assorted groceries.

I need some barbecue sauce. That is easy. I'll pick those up when I go in search of cranberries and disposable heat-resistant soup bowls.

Dinner tonight with the Felds and Becky's parents. Very excited about this. THEN SLEEPING!

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
um... I have a special deal with G-d. He gives me 4 37 hour days a year, but then I have to have 4 11 hour days a year (usually when I'm really busy!)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
oh, and there's also the fact that I have the bestest husband ever and fabulous friends.
From: gittygiggles Date: September 15th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
jewish women are automatically super women. it's in our chromosomes.
either_or From: either_or Date: September 15th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
"roasted caramelized carrots" sound delicious! (so does everything else, but that one lept out at me)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
They're very easy! You just cut carrots into slices, combine sugar with a little bit of oil (margarine or butter would work too). Mix it all together and bake it for an hour! (unfortunately, I don't remember amounts off the top of my head and I'm at work right now)

I am neither a fan of cooked carrots nor of sweetened carrots, but I can see why people like them.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: September 15th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I have frozen whole cranberries in my freezer, let me know if you want me to defrost them for you.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
you are a goddess.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: September 15th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)
They are here for you when you drop off the challahs part deux.
From: gittygiggles Date: September 15th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
do explain the parve scalloped taters?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
you make a roux, then add diced onions, chicken stock, and mayonnaise of all stupid things. bring to a boil and cook until the sauce thickens. Put a ladleful at the bottom of your baking dish, then layer potatoes, sauce, potatoes sauce and so on. Leave enough sauce to top it all off. sprinkle freshly ground pepper and paprika on top. Bake for 90 minutes at 350. YUM
From: gittygiggles Date: September 15th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
not as good as cheese though :( i love cheese.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
of course not as good as cheese. There's nothing as good as cheese. But this isn't bad!
From: gittygiggles Date: September 15th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA! i love it! a woman who thinks like me!!!!!!
From: gingy Date: September 15th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
My mom never, ever used cheese in her scalloped potatoes. To me, it's one of those dirty foreign things. But, cheese is YUM so scalloped potatoes au gratin would be okay with me!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
scalloped potatoes traditionally do NOT have cheese. As soon as you add the cheese, it is au gratin. Scalloped potatoes are usually milk or cream, which I imagine the chicken broth/mayo was trying to simulate.
From: gingy Date: September 15th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
How did they turn out? Did they taste ok, or do you have a pan of perfectly sliced ass-potatoes?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
They came out just fine. I left them slightly undercooked, since I was just going to freeze and reheat anyway. We don't need 'em until Friday and I needed the refrigerator space.
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