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shabbos cooking - Karen's Musings
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shabbos cooking
One of these days I'm going to get to bed before 2am Thursday/Friday. Grrr.

Garlic Roast Chicken - Check
Mushroom Barley Soup - Check
Broccoli Kugel - 15 minutes left (in the oven)
Craisin Salad - tomorrow
Garlic Mashed Potatoes - ooops. Forgot. Tomorrow, I guess.
Tomato Salad - Tomorrow
Fruit Salad - Er, also tomorrow.

I feel like such a slug for not having gotten more done. Seth pointed out that I also worked all day, but whatever. Actually, I didn't work all day. I worked 6 hours and then went to a dentist appointment. 1.75 hours. Bleh. And I fell asleep in the chair. My dentist is THAT good! (no, he's not a sedation dentist.

Oh, I knew I did something else! I put together everything for the cholent. Just have to turn on the crock pot tomorrow and it'll be set.

Oh well, at least Shabbos is coming in late tomorrow so I'll have time to catch up. I so wish we'd hired the cleaning lady for EVERY week, not just every other week. Bleh. Well, she's going to come one extra week for us so that I've got her before Pesach. But I'm not sure we could spend the money every week anyway. At some point, maintenance will become easier. Like when Julian goes to college.

Julian was a happy, happy boy today, which was fabulous since I was exhausted from my dentist appointment. I had to keep my jaw open for far too long. Made me really tense. Totally exhausted me. That's probably what led me to falling asleep in the chair.

Way too hot in the house tonight, so happy air conditioning will be installed next week. Never thought we'd need it so early. Not sure why I'm not typing whole sentences. Oh well. Must be tired. Hopefully the kugel will be done soon and I can GO TO BED.

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From: gittygiggles Date: April 8th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy food! how hard is broccoli kugel? we're having lasagna. i have fresh spinach leaves...do i just put them directly in the lasagna????
From: gingy Date: April 8th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I layer them into it just like I would layer the noodles or meat or whatever.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 8th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
excellent!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 8th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
actually it's rather soft.

Oh, you meant hard to make! ;) It's pretty easy.

With the spinach, are you making a meat or a dairy lasagna?

If dairy, I chop it up and mix it with ricotta and mozarella, egg, garlic, and freshly ground pepper. I use THAT to layer with veggies and such. You could also wilt it with some olive oil and garlic and layer it as is. I don't care for how it comes out if you just stick fresh, raw leaves in the layers, but most people think it's fine. It's a pretty subtle difference. It just lacks the same depth of flavor.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 8th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
neener neener to the hard/soft joke :p

and you are a brilliant person! how on earth would my hubby and i eat with out your amazing patented karen c. advice!? what on earth would i do!?!? :)

i did it just like you said! with my fancy blender, food processor, thing. :D
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 8th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
what did you do with your food processor?
From: gittygiggles Date: April 8th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
i blended up the spinach into itty bitty spinach bits and put it in the ricotta cheese! ti was fun! i like my food processer/blender/thinggee
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 8th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah. I normally coarsely chop it by hand. It's too much trouble for me to pull out the food processor and then have to clean it. Plus, I like bigger pieces of Spinach. but you probably brought a lot of the flavor of the spinach out by doing that.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 10th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
it turned out amazing!!!!!!!! i thank thee!
gingy From: gingy Date: April 8th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
But...what will happen to Sally? You LOVE Sally!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 8th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
we have a friend that wants her. Other than that, the other possibility is to keep her around in case we need her.
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leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: April 8th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your ability to pull this off every week astounds me. Some weeks I am lucky to have the chicken cooked by erev shabbos.

Go you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 8th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Golly, thanks! I just wish I could figure out how I could do it and still sleep!
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: April 8th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sleeping in overrated. It is hard to know how to do it and still get enough rest. It may not be possible.
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