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Shabbos Menu (early?) for a change!


  • Challah (crossed out = done!)
  • Meatballs
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Roasted beets again bc they are SO good
  • Corn
  • Iced tea


  • Teriyaki Salmonoodles on udon noodles
  • Blintzes
  • Marinated 3-bean salad

That’s it so far…more details to be filled in as it looms closer.

It’s unlike us to be anything like prepared ahead of time, even for as basic a menu as this one. But this week is the Dennis Prager event, and apparently it’s starting early. In the end, the deal we got was a reduced price that would have included supper except we’re not bringing the kiddies and not prepared to have Shabbos dinner without them.

(my mother is having dinner there, so that’s one less person here)

So Ted & I will eat at home and then make our way to the shul. The secretary said they’re davening at 6:45, having entertainment at 7:15, supper at 7:30 and he’d probably be speaking around 8:00. Ted doubts very much that he’ll be speaking before 9:00, however, so the way we’re working it is that I will go at 8:00 – just in case – and he will stay here and put the kiddies to bed.

The catch is that Elisheva is away this weekend for her school’s annual Retreat Shabbos. I was counting on having her home to babysit. Still, YM will have to fill in, and probably – without distractions like the computer – he will do just fine. Basically, once the kids are in bed, he’s just here in case of fire. (Chas v’sholom, but we knew that already.)

In any event, if I want to be out of here by 8ish, we have to eat by 7ish which means making super-early Shabbos. Ted will have to daven at home and then we’ll eat straightaway afterwards.