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shabbos planning already
I am positively incapable of making sure everything I've cooked gets on the table. Friday night it was the spaghetti squash that didn't make it. Usually it's the rice.

Ah well. The meatballs were yummy, the kugel was great. The salad was lacking something, but I don't care. Saturday was fine as well.

Now to figure out the menu for this shabbos. I think it will be brisket for dinner and cholent for lunch. At any rate, I have to plan it early and prepare it early, because Seth will be out Thursday night which means no last-minute trips to the store for me. I'm hoping to make a potato kugel tonight and a broccoli kugel tomorrow night (or maybe apple kugel?). The rest I'll figure out later.

Why all the kugels? Because Friday we're bringing dinner to a couple that just had their second baby so I need things that travel well and that reheat well.

Beyond the kugels I'm sorta at a loss.

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sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: February 28th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

No gaming Wednesday

I can go to CAPS on Wednesday if you like and free up Thursday...or just stay available on Wednesday.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: No gaming Wednesday

Why's there no gaming Wed?
sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: February 28th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: No gaming Wednesday

Paul has the flu. Scot was already out (it's his birthday)...so we probably don't have a quorum. I'm not going to argue...it's a busy enough week.
beaniekins From: beaniekins Date: February 28th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about oven backed potatoes? If you made a noodle kugel instead of a potato one and made oven browned potatoes...then you'd have three side dishes and I'm not sure that's what you wanted. But oven browned potatoes are easy to make and reheat well.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not very good at making noodle kugel (maybe I don't have a good recipe). Seth likes sweet noodle kugel, I like the noodle kugel you make. So it's hard to make everyone happy. The thing I like about the potato kugel is that I can cook it tonight and freeze it and it'll still be fine. Oven baked potatoes would get a funny texture if I did that.

Hrm. I dunno. On the other hand, oven baked potatoes are fast. The potato kugel takes 2 1/2 hours start to finish (half an hour to assemble and then 2 hours to bake). Hrm.
beaniekins From: beaniekins Date: February 28th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about a butternut squash kugel?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could do that. Hrm. That's a good idea. I think either way tonight I'll make a potato kugel since I've got all the ingredients for sure and I can freeze it. Oooh, I could make sweet potato pie. Hrm. I'll have to ask Nechama for her recipe.
From: lola100 Date: February 28th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's one of the reasons I love my neighborhood. The kosher grocery down the street has free delivery. I fax an order in from work and it's there by the time I get home. They're also open late Thursday night so my husband can stop by on the way home from learning. Even at 10 o'clock.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the joy of living in NJ. :(
From: lola100 Date: February 28th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Especially Lakewood.
From: lola100 Date: February 28th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
By the way - are there any carbs in your broccoli kugel? (sugar, flour...) I'm always looking for new carb free recipes for my husband who is on Atkins.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um... I'm trying to think.

yeah, there's 3 tablespoons of flour in it, which you need because you make a roux for the mixture. So it's 3T flour, 3T margarine, I think a cup of mayo (but I could be wrong), onion soup mix (don't think there's carbs in that), maybe 3 eggs (might be more), and broccoli. I think that's all. The pan gets coated with cornflake crumbs, but those are minimal... they do keep the kugel together better, but if you left them out, it wouldn't be the end of the world.

Okay, so 3T flour... in a kugel that serves, oh, probably 8 people easily. Maybe more people than that...depends on how big your kugel pieces are cut. I think if I'm having 6-8 people at my table, I make one kugel, if I'm having 8-12 people, I make two. It's also good as leftovers.

I'll get the recipe for you when I get home.
From: lola100 Date: February 28th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - 3T flour shouldn't be a problem.

hopeness From: hopeness Date: February 28th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I, for one, don't think you should be so hard on yourself. I am always impressed with your Shabbes menus, and how considerate you are of your guests' eating habits!
I have been absolutely apathetic about keeping Shabbat, moreso now that I'm actually Jewish! I am trying to make the goal that when we move to our new place, we will always keep Shabbes. Do you have some advice for this poor baby? Since my soul is only 4 months old it still needs a lot of teaching.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, hm. Advice? Er.

Well, I guess first I have some questions: When you say you're hoping in your new place you will always keep shabbos. What does "keeping shabbos" mean to you? What kinds of things would you do or not do to qualify as keeping shabbos? Second, why do you think you've been apathetic about it? What about it makes you hold back?

So yeah, if you can give me that info, I'll have a better idea of which direction to go with advice.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: February 28th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I decided that my reply was waaay too long to post as a comment so I'm putting it up in tikvahope.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
okey dokey.
chite From: chite Date: February 28th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Besides the weekend, what does your week look like? I am aspiring to get Girl Scout cookies out of my house :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's see... tonight is out. Tomorrow depends on weather an after work Seth and I are going to look for wallpaper. WEdnesday SEth'll be out in the evening, but I may be able to swing over to you after work. Thursday's out because that's cooking night and Charlie has to go to the vet. Sunday the 6th is relatively open, Monday the 7th I could swing by after work. Probably same for Tuesday the 8th.
chite From: chite Date: February 28th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's how I match up.

Wednesday I am open in the evening.
Sunday is relatively open for me too (I have one appt in the afternoon, at my house).
Monday the 7th I have my MK meeting in Springfield from 7-8:30 (if you wanted cookies AND skin care)

And that's about all the openings I have that match yours :) Let me know; I'd love to see you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 28th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hrm. the 7th may work for me. Lemme check with Seth and make sure I'm not missing anything.
chite From: chite Date: February 28th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great :) The cookie delivery WILL happen! hehe.
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