Planning for a Large Meal

I know many of you in the USA are prepping for your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Turkey Day to those of you celebrating.  I, on the other hand, am prepping for the weekly holy Sabbath (aka Shabbos or Shabbat). For those of you overwhelmed with this one day a year tradition, imagine doing it every single week.  That’s Shabbos. In fact, I don’t mind it-I love it. How do I keep my sanity?  By menu planning and keeping thing simple. Keep in mind, THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!  I repeat THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!  No need to overdo it and … Continue reading Planning for a Large Meal

How about a Weekly Meal Plan?

Every week I receive a weekly reminder from one of my groups asking members if they want to try for a weekly meal plan.  It also asks if you have a Shabbos meal plan.  My husband and I have been planning our Shabbos meals for years (Friday supper, Saturday lunch, plus a third meal late Saturday before sundown).  For those of you not familiar with the Jewish Sabbath, all shopping and cooking must be completed by sundown on Friday night.  No exceptions. The rest of the week meal planning was…well… another story. Until recently, I used to wing it. My pantry had staples like beans, … Continue reading How about a Weekly Meal Plan?

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Part of organizing is meal planning, aka knowing what you are going to eat before each meal instead of the quintessential “What’s for supper?” and be “like, uh…dunno”. Since I’m giving a concerted effort to no gluten-no dairy- low sugar, I had to try this.  I have a family with a sweet tooths (or would that be sweet teeth?  These are life’s grammatical snafus when you are an English teacher). Not only do my kids like sweet stuff, we avoid artificial colors and flavors at all cost.  Here is where I will give a mention to the Feingold Diet. http://www.feingold.org. … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse