Pre-Yom Kippur Meal

Today we prepare for the fast with a light, low-spice meal. Our guest count is 14. Yom Kippur is traditionally an "in" Shabbat for the post-high-school programs because they don't need to feed the kids and it is spent almost completely in Shul. The schools shut down for Sukkot, and the kids are usually looking for places. We already have four boys for the first days of Sukkot!

Today's menu contains few surprises.

Pre-Yom Kippur meal - 14

Chicken Soup with Vegetables
Kreplach
Poached Chicken
Shnitzel
Mashed Potatoes
Pureed Carrots
Green Salad
Quinoa
Birthday Cake - Grasshopper Pie

The Kreplach are an experiment. I fried up some ground chicken and onions. I cut squares of phillo dough and filled them with a very small amount of the fried mixtures. I dropped them into boiling water until they float.

I initially tried to make triangles. That did not work well as the triangles tended to open in the water. I then used a trick that I recalled from an asian cooking show. Make the triangles but then twist each of the long ends over towards the middle. Fold the middle piece under the twists to form a small sealed package. These worked much better.

I took them out of the water and let them drain. I'll let you know how they taste in my next post.

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