Menu Planning Monday #33: 17 Adar 1, 5771

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We’re a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) and all our meals are kosher.  Read my MPM intro here or just visit my big ol’ list of Everything We Eat.  We eat mostly vegetarian, with one vegan meal every single week – on Vegan Vursday, of course!

Yes, I’m back… after over a year with no break except Pesach last year, I took a break.  But now I’m back on the wagon.  Yay, me!  I have to tell you, it was scary, travelling through our suppers without a flight plan last week.  We made it, with mostly nice suppers every night, but I am happy to be planning ahead again.

imageSo:  I cannot tell you how much FUN it was to delete every single class and program on tomorrow’s schedule.  We don’t have President’s Day, but it’s FAMILY DAY now here in Ontario (as of two years ago?).

That doesn’t mean it’s a no-school day.  In fact, everybody is doing their normal thing.  Elisheva has school, YM has school, Ted has school work. 

So naturally, we here at home will be learning, too!  Nice; Ted has to take the car because the subway doesn’t start ‘till 9 am on public holidays, so we get a (hopefully) snowy cold quiet day here at home, to unwind from our crazy busy birthday-party weekend.

And here’s what we will be eating:

Sunday (tonight):  Naomi’s birthday supper!  She chose:  chicken (shake n’ bake) with small roasted potatoes, carrots, potato chips, cake.  At at Mommy’s, followed by a minor family jam session.

Monday (stores closed, no car):  Warm hearty chili with some kind of bready thing on top

Tuesday (Ted late, me tutoring in evening):  Broccoli soup, rosemary-roasted-potato-garlic bread

Wednesday:  Swedish meatballs (mushroom sauce) with rice

Thursday (vegan vursday!!!):  Some kind of stir-fry with nice, firm tofu (note to self:  freeze it well ahead of time for better texture!!!)

Shabbos:  Huh?  there’s another Shabbos coming???  No way!

Here’s where I admit to my Deal with the Devil.  Starting tomorrow (Monday), I am washing every single dish in the house, doing all the laundry, and generally keeping order within the day-to-day chaos that is our home… while Ted abandons his year-round Head Dishwasher post to shift into high gear on Pesach Patrol. 

Yikes!  Less than two months to go.

What’s coming up on your table this week???


  1. Good luck with the Pesach prep...I am usually in denial until Purim. I wish I could get started this early.


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