Shavuot Meals

For my new readers, this blog was originally started as a place to put menus for weekend meals. Hence the name weekend-hospitality. It been taken over by Asaf's transplant, but slowly, I expect it to return to normalcy (along with my life (B"H)).

This long holiday weekend, we will have a nice mix of experiences. Tonight we eat alone! Tomorrow lunch, we have Shalom and Fruma. This meal is a tradition. I usually stay up all night, go to the first minyan at 5am and then crash until lunch. Tonight, I'm planning on sleeping in and getting up for the minyan. Lunch should be nice and perhaps I will not be so groggy!

Dinner tomorrow night (Friday night) will be at my cousins. A nice break for us. Asaf should be fine since they have older children and most are no longer living at home.

Finally, Shabbat Lunch will be with Caryn and her family. Should be simple and easy.

Cooking with milk is interesting. I made a really nice mashed potatoes with onions and mushrooms. It uses a whole bar of butter and a couple of cups of milk! Creamy and yummy.

We also made Tomatoes Provencal. Cut tomatoes in half, fry them open side down for a few minutes in olive oil. Transfer to a microwave bowl. Add bread crumbs, fresh crushed garlic and parmesan cheese. Microwave until the tomatoes are soft (about 3-4 minutes). They smell wonderful.

I also poached salmon. Bittman suggests that you put the salmon in a large pot with just enough water to cover. Add a tablespoon of salt, cover, bring to a boil and turn it off. 10 minutes later, the salmon is done! It looks wonderful and should be moister than my previous attempts.

Dinner - 7
Mashed Potatoes with Mushrooms and Onions
Brocolli with garlic and parmesan bread crumbs
Cheese Cake #1
Ben and Jerry's Ice cream

Lunch - 13
Poached Salmon
Eggplant Parmesan
Taco Salad
Tomatoes Provencal
Green Salad
Cheese Cake #2
Ben and Jerry's Ice cream

Shabbat Parshat Naso
Lunch - 14
Chicken and Rice
Tas Kebab
Herb Chicken and Onions (for the picky eaters)
Teriyaki Chicken cutlets


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