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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3-Day Yom Tov Plan

There's a lot to do to get ready for Rosh Hashana. Fall clothes to purchase, food to buy, menus to plan and--oh, yeah--teshuva to do. After all that, there's little time to plan more, but I'd like to humbly suggest one more plan to make all these days of cooking and eating leave us fulfilled … Continue reading 3-Day Yom Tov Plan

Cheaper, easier & healthier Sukkos

Folks, throw away your excessive Yom Tov menus--I got your back. Here's the plan, plain and simple: 1. Go to the produce store/the farmers' market/the shuk. Buy every single thing that looks the slightest bit interesting to you, and then some. If it grows from the ground, buy it. But if you live in a … Continue reading Cheaper, easier & healthier Sukkos

Simplifying Sukkos

12 meals. Count 'em. Of course, you'll have to count this Shabbos to get to 14, but those are just details. You might grow crazy thinking about it. You'll most definitely gain weight eating it. I can't say I've got the absolute solution to how to cook (and eat!) so many meals, but I've got … Continue reading Simplifying Sukkos

Meat (and wine) for Simchas Yom Tov

For most of us, it just wouldn't be Yom Tov without a brisket. And a roast. And meatballs. And a few 8-piece chickens. And that's just the first day. With so many three-day Yom Tov's, there comes a point where the meat becomes too gluttonous (and too expensive!). Here are some ways our family tries … Continue reading Meat (and wine) for Simchas Yom Tov

Herb stuffed chicken

Three three-day yom tovs equals 18 meals. For those friends of mine who aren't accustomed to observant Jewish life, that's like cooking (and eating) 18 Thanksgiving meals. In three weeks. As we scurry to make menu, after menu, after menu--we're all inevitably thinking, "How many times can we eat chicken?" Alas, here's a chicken dish … Continue reading Herb stuffed chicken