Fall favorites for Sukkos

For a family that loves camping and the outdoors, there's pretty much no better holiday than Sukkos. Despite the anticipation of 12 (!) upcoming meals, all the size of a typical American's Thanksgiving dinner, I can't wait. To manage the cooking and eating of all that food, read the following posts. Simplifying Sukkos Cheaper, easier … Continue reading Fall favorites for Sukkos

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All you need is soup

My toes are frozen and so are my pipes. This "polar vortex" has been so miserable that I actually joined a gym. Yes, after more than a decade of running in Chicago winters, I gave in. New Year's was my last run outside, and I actually thought I might die. Whether it was the ice, … Continue reading All you need is soup

Winter warmth soup

I'm on my fourth cup of tea, and I'm still cold. I don't mean to complain, except my knuckles started hurting this week, the day the temperature turned south. I'm 35. Too young for arthritis. Time to move. But alas, we like our friends, our family and our house. Plus, we have jobs. I'll have … Continue reading Winter warmth soup

Pesach, Granoladox style

We start out Pesach with grand plans. We're feeling like royalty--dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine. And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, matzah balls, brisket, potatoes and  chocolate-eggy-sugary-potato-starch concoction settles in, and we feel like beached … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

Minute soup

Meet miso soup. If you haven't been acquainted, you really ought to get to know each other. That's because this soup is not only delicious, but it's ready in minutes. And any homemade dinner in minutes is a working mom's dear friend. Still, this week my daughter brought miso soup to school in a thermos, … Continue reading Minute soup

Garbage for dinner

I know what you're thinking. After a week of winter break with the kids, I've lost my mind and served dinner from the frozen food aisle. Fear not! We ate literal garbage for dinner, not figurative. Last night's dinner featured French onion soup, made almost entirely from food scraps that most people throw out. Nothing … Continue reading Garbage for dinner

Easiest egg drop soup

Like nearly every Jewish kid in America, I have a long history of eating Chinese food on December 25. In Chicago, though, that means picking up take-out food at the Jewel, which doesn't help any hours of the day pass by. So this Tuesday, we'll be making our own Chinese cuisine. My kids come home … Continue reading Easiest egg drop soup