After a nice vacation in Paris (work conference followed by two days of touring and rest), its back to our regular station. This weekend should be quiet (at least relatively). The post high school students are back in Israel and are starting to come visit. This weekend we have two girls, but I have been told that they are not eating with us.
On the other hand, I invited a family that I work with at the University. They made Aliyah about three months ago and currently live in Raanana. They have three young children, so its important to make kid friendly food. Matza ball soup is a no-fail option. Even my non-soup eater son will eat Matza ball soup!
I expect the weekend will be hopping and I'm looking forward to seeing all our friends. Being away is nice, but I miss my neighbors.
I've already started working on Rosh Hashana menus. We will be having a lot of people for meals. In many ways, that limits my options because I need to make so much more food that will be appealing to a broader range of palates. Stay tuned for more details, but I expect it to be lots of "standard" dishes. Perhaps I'll find some interesting side dishes to spice things up. If any of you have ideas for different sides, please comment or email me!