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I live in a community where Saturday (Shabbat, The Sabbath) is special. Our Shabbat starts on Friday evening before dusk and ends after the stars come out on Saturday night.

First, where we live, most of the residents don't do any work on the Shabbat. That includes business, but also simple things like driving a car, turning on a light or cooking on the stove. Now some may say that this makes Shabbat the ultimate bore, but instead, its a time to meet with friends, share a meal and relax.

I live in a place where there are lots of college age students studying on their year abroad. There is a service called Anywhere in Israel that helps these students find places for the weekend. Our town has been the most requested location for the past two years. Any our house is always open and welcoming. We love company!

I love to cook... But only on for Shabbat. Its not that I don't like to cook any other time, but that I work too many jobs and the only time I have to relax is Friday and Saturday. So, I spend most of Friday in the kitchen. My approach is to try and cook something new each week. It might be something simple or a total mess, but the attempt is what counts.

In this blog, I'm going to chronicle our weekends. I'll try and give at least one recipe per week and I'll list each week's menu. As you'll see, there is method to this madness. There is almost always a soup Friday night. My wife avoids starches, so I don't use flour in most dishes. I avoid red meat, so the main dish is usually chicken related. Oh, don't expect milk based dishes. We don't eat milk and meat together, and the weekend is almost always meat only! Veggies are ok, but no milk products!

I hope you enjoy this blog. I know that I'll use it to recall what I made last month and to collect some of my recipes. If our guests agree, I'll post their pictures and let them write something.

Here we go!

Comments

ELAINE FRANKEL said…
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR HAVING OUR SON CHAIM FRANKEL FOR SHABBOS , HE SAID YOU GUYS WERE SOO NICE, AND THE FOOD WAS DELICOUS!!!!!! WHEN YOU ARE IN NEW YORK PLEASE VISIT US WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU. SHANA TOVA VIMETUKAH!!!!!ELAINE & DUDIE FRANKEL & FAMILY
ELAINE FRANKEL said…
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING OUR SON CHAIM FRANKEL FOR SHABBOS. HE SAID YOU WERE SOO NICE AND THE FOOD WAS DELICOUS!!!!WHEN YOU ARE IN NEW YORK PLEASE VISIT US . SHANA TOVA VEMETUKAH!!ELAINE &DUDIE FRANKEL

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