Friday, July 16, 2010

Shabbos, Here I Come!

Well, let's just say I'm stoked that it's nearly Shabbos, and that Shabbos is starting earlier (if even just a few minutes). This day has me knackered. (In the, geepers I'm exhausted kind of way.)

I spent my entire day cooking, cleaning, and preparing for our impending guests, the illustrious @susqhb and @ravtex, who are heading off to Texas in a few weeks. We're glad to host them, even if it means we won't be at the home of @hsabomilner (feel better, toots!). The place looks pretty darn good, I think, and there are a boatload of photos up on Facebook if you're interested.

The menu, of course, is what excites me. I dabbled a bit online, a lot with Susie Fishbein's "Kosher by Design" series, and a little in my own stash of recipes. Here's what the Saturday menu looks like.

(Homemade) Challah
(Frozen) Gluten-Free Heaven Mill Challah rolls (for me!)
Garlic Salad (Susie Fishbein; think kirby cucumbers, mushrooms, garlic dressing, etc.)
Gefilte Fish (to be served on my hand-made gefilte fish plate!)

Thai Quinoa (Susie Fishbein a la "Short on Time")
Teriyaki Rounds (Ditto, except in "Lightens Up") + Butternut Squash Casserole (This goes to Paula Deen)
Slow Roasted Tomatoes (Fishbein in the original "Kosher by Design")
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Shallots (Also in "Kosher by Design" the original)
Greek Garlic Chicken (Can't remember which cookbook, but it was K by D)

For dessert, of course, I have the delicious Chocolate Mousse Torte with some fresh strawberries!

I also put together some of Our Best Bites' Quick and Easy Creamy Fruit Freeze, which I look forward to having tomorrow night as a snacky snack.

Yes, it's a delicious bounty of food. Yes, there's just going to be four of us. But, you know, we're people who like food and it's all a lot of seriously fresh food (I love the local Farmers Market store), which is good for most of us (not Evan, who won't eat most of the vegetables anyway).

So Shabbat Shalom, and I'll catch you all on the motzei!