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Shabbos is coming...
Okay, Shabbos is still three days away, but that doesn't mean I don't have to start planning already!

We are having psujedi, caryabend, beckyfeld and beckyfeld's halfling, Aaron over Friday night. I think, though I'm not positive, that Becky and Aaron are also coming for lunch Saturday. Since I expect to pretty much work a full day on Friday, I need to get everything cooked tonight and tomorrow. So I need to figure out menus. Here's what I've decided on so far, but I don't know if I'm feeling very inspired about it:

Friday night
  • (hopefully) Gefilte fish fritters
  • Salad (haven't decided what kind)
  • Teryaki (sp?) chicken (two people only like white meat, two people only like dark meat, which ruled out a couple other chicken ideas I had)
  • potato kugel
  • green beans (or broccoli kugel, but I'm not sure)
  • Rice
  • Er, some sort of inspired dessert. Maybe snickerdoodles.

Saturday Lunch
  • Salad
  • Rice
  • Meatballs
  • Some sort of other side dish
  • Dessert (fruit maybe? I dunno)

Any suggestions????????

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mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
:)

You have Becky and Aaron. I get Harold. Plus a couple of people from my shul, since the house will be clean and all.

Salsa Gefilte fish

Garlic-basil chicken
Spinach kugel
Rosemary potatoes

Cake

More Gefilte fish

Shepherd's pie
Salad

Cake

various sodas and such
jonbaker From: jonbaker Date: February 23rd, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Want to substitute fruit salad for one of the cakes? I can pick some up at Mount Fruit. One of those fruit boxes should be more than enough for 3 people. for dessert.

Oh, should I get some good scotch? We don't have any , AFAIK, just the Tully and some Jack Daniels.

I can look at the Star-K list.
gwiii From: gwiii Date: February 23rd, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
more guests, like ME!!! Karen food=good food.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
You guys are more than welcome to come. Dinner will be sometime around 6:30 or 7pm.
gwiii From: gwiii Date: February 23rd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the invite, but it was a bit of wishful thinking on my part.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure, but you are, of course, welcome. After all, it's not like you eat much. :)
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
sure, I can do green beans. Saves me trouble.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Considering that next week I have to make shabbos dinner for someone who just had a baby... I was planning to go through the kugel saga again next week, so I'm fine with limiting the kugels I make this week.
From: lola100 Date: February 24th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
No choulent?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 24th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a fan of cholent, so honestly, I don't really know how to make it. And since no one seems to use a recipe... there doesn't seem to be a good way to find out.

Suggestions are welcome.

(Oh, and I hate beans, so it's got to be barley or lentils which I can deal with or something, but no beans!!)
From: lola100 Date: February 24th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mine has barley and beans. But it is REALLY good (if I may say so myself). But I don't have a recipe with measurements and everything. Let me know if you're interested.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 24th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm interested. I can always pick out the beans. My husband loves cholent, but I never make it for him, because well, no one ever taught me how to make it.

I don't need measurements. I don't cook with a lot of measurements anyway. I'm good with "a little bit" "lots" and "enormous amounts"
From: lola100 Date: February 24th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband LOVES mine.

Here goes:

- Barley and beans on the bottom of a crockpot (depending on how many people you are having and how big a choulent you want)
- a generous sprinkling of dark brown sugar
- a small squirt of ketchup
- at least one heaping tablespoon of onion soup mix (I use the osem brand in the yellow bottle - I like it best.)
- sprinkle paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and a generous amount of salt. ( my husband likes it VERY salty)
- potatoes cut in 1/4's or 1/8's. ( I only put in 1 or 2 - we are not big into the potatoes but the kids like them)
- a nice big chunk of chuck steak
- water to cover

I usually mix it all together Thursday night and put it in the fridge. I place it on the crockpot between a medium and high setting early Friday morning. I try to mix occasionally but when I go to work on Friday I don't mix until I come home. I turn it on low when everything looks soft. Make sure it is on low before shabbos or it will get all dry and burnt. Sometimes I need to add water. I know you go to work so make sure there is enough water that it won't get all burned out before you come home.

Good luck! If you make it let me know how it goes!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 24th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really? You start it that early? Most people I know start their cholent Friday late afternoon. Probably I won't make it this week, but I'll probably make it next week.
From: lola100 Date: February 24th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The longer it cooks the better it is. My mother in law puts it up Thursday night. But for some reason that grosses me out little. It's just too long.
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