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Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

“One who exerts himself on Erev Shabbos will be able to eat on Shabbos. But if not, what will he eat?” (Avodah Zara 3a, Rashi) Every week, we make Shabbos. We’re supposed to plan for it the whole week long, in some small way each day. Washing the tablecloth, the napkins, planning a menu, shopping, making the food.… Continue reading Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

On Not Rushing Things, and a Kids’ Passover Cookbook Giveaway!

This morning I thought I locked myself out of the house.  I wanted to warm up the car before the kids got in it, but I had to use the set of car keys that doesn’t have a house key on it, because I needed the set with the house key to, you know, lock… Continue reading On Not Rushing Things, and a Kids’ Passover Cookbook Giveaway!

Menu Plan

August Menu Plan

Does anyone know where July went?  ‘Cause tomorrow is August, and that’s just nuts.  What’s even more nuts is that my plan of attack for August is to prepare for the Yomim Tovim (which are coming up in September and October).  Now, don’t get all cranky at me for reminding you that Rosh HaShanah is… Continue reading August Menu Plan

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Back in the Menu Planning Saddle Again

As of late, I have slacked off to the max on the meal planning.  A combination of energy level, disorganization, and a reluctance to acknowledge that my cooking needs have shifted have made a different strategy a must.  Instead of developing that new strategy, I’ve just avoided menu planning entirely. And how’s that working out… Continue reading Back in the Menu Planning Saddle Again

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September Menu Plan

I have a confession to make:  I didn’t menu plan at all in August.  Not once.  You can imagine me, wandering the aisles of the supermarket aimlessly, with only a list of essentials, without focus and drive.  Our dinner situation was less than ideal many times.  It was a disaster!  Thankfully, my husband is supremely… Continue reading September Menu Plan

Menu Plan

Menu Ideas for the Nine Days

Hi! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you came to find something to cook for the nine days, but you can certainly stay and read a little more about the truth about feeding small children, maybe get a little inspired by a shift in perspective, or just laugh about the time I had to disassemble my oven.… Continue reading Menu Ideas for the Nine Days

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Menu Plan, week of July 17th

Shortly after I moved, one of my friends asked me when I was going to make a menu plan again.  “After I finish unpacking,”  was my reply.  However, wandering the aisles of my new grocery store (I love you, Seven Mile!) with considerably less focus than usual was not super pleasant, or productive. Cue heroic… Continue reading Menu Plan, week of July 17th

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June Menu Plan

Since we’re moving in less than a month (Aaaaahhhhhh!), my June menu plan’s focus is on using up everything that I have in my house.  In the fridge, the freezer, the cupboards (I found a ridiculous amount of corn meal.  Go figure).  I was not looking forward to this inventory of items.  At all.  I… Continue reading June Menu Plan