Wet and Cold

Welcome to winter in Israel.  From where we post, it is in the high 40's (6-10 Celsius) and raining.  The biggest problem is not the cold, but the houses.  Since it does not stay cold for very long, and since it NEVER freezes, there is usually no central heating.  Once the house cools down, it stays cool.  Average indoor temperatures are in the low 60s.  So this weekend, we finally get to be home and have a "normal" shabbat.  Smallish meals, with 10 for dinner and 9 for lunch.  The menu is comfort food, warm and simple. The guests are all old friends in keeping with the theme.

My mother-in-law is the first arrival on the wedding train.  She will be staying with us for three weeks until just after the wedding.  Like mother like daughter.  She arrived yesterday night and spend all morning cleaning.  When I get to my destination, I want to sit back and relax for at least 24 hours.  Guess that's why I love my wife, we complement each other.

Shabbat Parshat Yitro
Dinner - 10
Chicken Vegetable soup
Roast Chicken and Garlic
Red Curry Beef
Sweet and Sour Hot Dogs
Steam Broccoli
Green Salad

Lunch - 9
Meat Roll
Honey-Soy Chicken
Sweet Chili
Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Green Beans
Israeli Salad
Grasshopper Pie


Melissa said…
What is Grasshopper pie? The menu sounds very comforting on a cold and rainy day.
Elliot Jaffe said…
Grasshopper pie is basically a graham cracker crust with a marshmallow, creme de menthe and chocolate chip filling. Its a favorite birthday cake/pie in our house.
Hasya Ya'ara said…

I am having the Rabbi coming over soon to do a preliminary walk-through to kasher our kitchen.

Your blog inspires me to cook wonderful Shabbos meals.

By the way, I just started my new blog. It's now called Hasya Ya'ara. I think it will be a lot easier to manage then my Sunbonnet Cottage Blog.
Hasya Ya'ara said…

Again, thank you for your words of wisdom. I have so much to learn.

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