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State of the Shabbos Address - Karen's Musings
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State of the Shabbos Address
Well, I didn't have any clue what we were having for shabbos dinner but I seem to have worked it out. I even baked challah again tonight! Go me. I feel all inspired and stuff. The only bad thing is that last Sunday, while making acorn squash with maple syrup and butter for Seth, I burnt the back of my hand. Badly. And mid-challah braiding, I scraped against my burn on my hand (don't ask how, it's a long story) and really, really hurt it. So I only braided half the dough. I made one very large loaf, three small loaves, one tiny loaf, and three microscopic loaves. They are so cute. They are for Julian. They are the size of, um, something really small. Anyway, I'm excited about them. That was a lot of braiding.

ANYWAY. Right. So I made challah. Now I have Butternut Squash Kugels in the oven cooking. I made one large (9x13 pan) and three small (9x9) pans. Three will go in the freezer.

Then I will pop the Coriander Chicken in the oven (thanks for the recipe, galads_forest!). While it's cooking I will make the peanut sauce that goes with it, and maybe a cucumber salad. Oh, and I should put Julian's lunch together. And put together his mitzvah notes for the week. And find some pictures of him to send in to the school (I was supposed to send them in two weeks ago, oops). SO MUCH TO DO.

I should add that I wouldn't be this ahead of the game, except that while I was running to KosherMart to pick up cupcakes for Julian's birthday party at school tomorrow, sethcohen, was a dear and cut up (and boiled) the butternut squash, which was the only time consuming part of making the kugel. While I was braiding my challah, Seth was putting together the marinade for the chicken (it's in the fridge now getting all nice and yummy). I bought salmon cakes at KosherMart because right now, I'm too lazy and/or too tired to also make fish fritters. Aaron will be disappointed, but I already warned him this morning that I might not get a chance since Julian's been sick. He said he understood. He's so sweet.

So... tomorrow is:
  • Challah,
  • Salmon Cakes
  • Maybe tofu dip if I get around to buying tofu. On the other hand, psu_jedi doesn't seem to be loving dill these days, so maybe not)
  • Maybe cucumber salad, if I get it made tonight.
  • Coriander Chicken with Peanut Sauce, served over egg noodles.
  • Craisin Salad.
  • Butternut Squash Kugel
  • Spicy Chickpea Salad
  • Dessert.
Seems like enough, right? I feel like I'm missing something. Oh well. Anyway, that's what we're having. We're having the Felds, Harold's Father, and the Abensons as our dinner guests. I don't know yet if we'll drum up anyone else. Probably not. I am not doing soup. I am lazy. Lazy, I tell you. Plus, I'd like to sleep before 3 tonight.

Oh, right. Nevermind. No sleeping. The cleaning lady is coming tomorrow, which means I have to clean up the kitchen and dining room. Which is hysterical because I stayed up all night LAST night cleaning both of those areas, and now they are a disaster again. I can never win.

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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: September 16th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
You? Lazy? Never!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Often. Seriously.
malkin From: malkin Date: September 16th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yum yum. You're makin' my mouth water! Sounds good!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
the kugel and the chicken turned out really well!
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: September 16th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
any chance of getting that squash kugel recipe? :) I hope we can make it Sunday - I have a ZC photoshoot that is scheduled to go until noon, and we all know how JST (jewish standard time) goes!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
feel free to come by late on Sunday.

You may absolutely have the butternut squash kugel recipe. That would be why I linked to it in my second paragraph. ;) It's very easy, though cutting up the squash is time consuming because peeling it is, um, easier said than done, as Seth learned last night. I'm not sure he's forgiven me yet for leaving him with that job.
magid From: magid Date: September 16th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate peeling winter squash, which is why I don't do it unless it's butternut, because I can use a vegetable peeler on it, then get the seeds out, slice/dice/chunk/whatever. All the other squashes have ripply skins that make it too much of a nuisance to do.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: September 16th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I love squash kugel... I might have to try making that as my first official kugel, if I can get some non-dairy creamer.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's so, so, so yummy. It's like candy.
gingy From: gingy Date: September 16th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, isn't it a mitzvah to feed your heathen goyim friends? ;)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes.

Come any Friday. Friday evening, that is.
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: September 16th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, that's it? :)

And *I* love the tofu dip. Doesn't that count for something? :-)
I can bring tofu.

More seriously, do I need to bring grape juice?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sigh. Don't play on my natural insecurity about having enough food! I didn't do the cucumber salad yet, but if I have time when I get home I'll do it just in case.

Don't bring tofu... because it has to be made before shabbos (it's done in the food processor). I'll pick up some tofu on my way home and make it. The reason I was hesitant about it is that Jo has been weird about the *smell* of dill, but I suppose that is vastly overcome by the smell of garlic in that dip, right?

You do not need to bring grape juice. Miracle of miracles, we picked up two large bottles of grape juice at Costco last time we were there.
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real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: September 16th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm...do you mind if I steal your idea and make coriander chicken for our Shabbos dinner as well?:)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 26th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
of course not. Sorry I didn't respond earlier... how did it come out?
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