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Menu-Planning Monday #25: 29 Av, 5770

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We are a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) and all our meals are kosher.

Newcomers, you can read my MPM intro here which tells you all about who we are and what we eat, or just visit my super-duper-list-tastic itemization of Everything We Eat.

And yes, before anyone asks – I’m sure you’re all paying attention, YES, I did skip last week. But we ate great. Some highlights: fresh homemade ricotta-kale lasagna ravioli!, and our vegan night featured spring rolls with hot-and-sour soup. Oh, yeah, and our Shabbos menu featured the most amazing sticky chicken wings. I am STILL licking my lips over those…

This week, the big kids come home, so I have to get back on the ball and start being organized once again. However, the littles also have swimming lessons every evening this week, which cuts into the supper hour. Gavriel Zev’s is at 6:00 and Naomi’s is at 7:30, thus really limiting both the preparation and eating time. I don’t have to go into the water for Naomi’s, but it’s only half an hour so we do have to stay at the pool or in the vicinity.

Oh, yes, and tomorrow night Ted’s working late, so I’ll be on my own with them, cooking.

Sunday (tonight): Family BBQ at Mommy’s: chicken, coleslaw, my 5-minute bread, and she made beer bread from the mix I sold her at the fun fair.

Monday (Ted’s late day): Easy potato-corn soup, bruschetta / swiss cheese melts w/leftover bread from tonight

Tuesday (swapped with Wednesday): Salmon chicken puff pastries (w/leftover BBQ chicken), frozen peas

Wednesday (swapped with Tuesday): Homemade lasagna ravioli! (the rest of it), salad/veggies on the side

Thursday: Sloppy Joes on homemade buns, fresh corn on cob

Friday/Shabbos: ???

That’s right – no vegan night. So sue me. I decided to do it: I can take a break anytime I want. There’s only one meat meal, and I’m happy enough about that. Back to the vegan stuff next week: maybe samosas one night???