Haveil Havalim #186 and Cooking Up a Storm
What does Haveil Havalim #186 (up and running at The Israel Situation) have to do with 'cooking up a storm?' NOTHING!
I was about to turn in at 2:00 a.m. after cooking (with my hubby the Chef) for hours, when I had this urge. . .a little voice (a bat kol from cyberspace) said to me mysteriously 'go thee to thy computer' . . . and so, because I have been absolutely out of the JBlogger-loop since Rosh Hashana, I did just that. Lo and Behold (I've always wanted to say "lo and behold."), two of my posts were linked; musta happened between baking the challot and mixing the Lokshen kugel, I guess.
So, you want to know what we are cooking for Sukkot (the first days, anyway)? I thought you'd never ask. Here is a preview of coming attractions:
Baked five beautiful (ptu ptu ptu) round honey-raisin challot; made fish (the loaf kind; hubby made his special poached trout for Rosh Hashana; I do the "loaf kind."), chicken soup, 48 matzah balls (we freeze them and dole them out in soup each Yom Tov, Shabbat, etc. until they're gone), two huge lokshen (noodle) kugels mit rozhinkes mit mandlen ("with raisins & almonds;" you have now heard almost the sum total of my Yiddish vocabulary), a brocolli-cauliflower-zucchini-scallion salad with special dressing, and hubby made a special almost-candied squash-and-apple dish--the same one which he made for the 'Yehi Ratzon' for Rosh Hashana: it was such a hit, that he made an encore;
We also made Israeli fruit soup which we will serve cold. I know it's supposed to be for Yom Ha'atzma'ut, but we make it for Sukkot. It's a family tradition already (-just ask my kids).
Tomorrow (by gosh, it's already tomorrow) we're roasting a brisket with vegies, our sleep-over guests are bringing cake, a chicken dish for twelve and taboule salad, and maybe I'll bake a cake and make Harvard beets. I'll see how much energy I have, after sweeping out our waterlogged sukkah, dragging in the folding tables and setting them up.
Ok, it's 2:37 a.m. Time for bed. Meanwhile, to the whole JBlogosphere, all my friends & family -and especially to my children:
Ve-samachta be-chagecha, ve-hayita ach sameach. . . !
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