Sukkot Dining - Menu Plan Monday
We begin eating in the sukkah on Wednesday night. On the days that are festivals, we eat two major meals in the sukkah which means we have 6 meals and an extra meal on the Sabbath. We cook for 7 large meals which keeps us busy.
Tonight, Monday and Tuesday are normal meals in the house but frankly, who feels like cooking when we want to cook for the holidays. I will do the best I can with the plan but it is hard to be organized for the holidays, at this point.
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Sunday - Spaghetti and browned chopped meat
Monday - Noodles with ricotta and broccoli
Tuesday - Leftover chicken and rice casserole
Wednesday evening - Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Thursday day - Chicken Teriyaki and Noodles
Thursday evening - Shepherds' Pie
Friday day - Sweet and sour meatballs
Friday evening - Chicken Pieces in a fruit sauce
Saturday lunch - Rolled in Pastry Deli, Franks in Blankets, Salads, Chulent
All these meals have a fish course, sometimes soup and kneidlach (matzah balls or kreplach), a few salads and a few sides. The tentative plans are to have:
sweet potatoes and mango
butternut squash chunks in a coconut cream sauce
rice (either fried or herbed)
quinoa (new recipe with fruit)
kasha varnikes (kasha with onions, mushrooms and noodles)
(I figure two per meal so I still need a few more to make.)
We also have all kinds of salads. If, I end up with any good ones that are a little different, I will share.
I started baking today. So far, I made a Pear Nut Cake, Chewy Caramel Bars, 2 Chocolate Chip Coffee Cakes. Baking is fun. I found a mousse cake that looks interesting and Babka cupcakes which I would love to make but they make take too long to make. Then, there are the standbys chocolate chip cookies, brownies and blondies.
My confession - by the second meal, I have no appetite and eat very little. The kids do eat a lot, although that depends on which of my son's families, we are talking about. The truth is, if I plan quantities carefully, I can avoid much in the leftover category.
This is linked to Organizing Junkie where you will find a tremendous number of menus. Stop there for ideas.