Menu Plan Monday - Theraputic Cooking

I am finding that cooking is very therapeutic and while I don't cook very much for myself, I enjoy cooking for our Shabbos guests and spend up to two whole days, making new recipes or improving others.  I am having particular fun with puff pastry.  For example, this week, I made chocolate marshmallow puffs and potato spinach knishes with it.

I can work in the kitchen for hours, going from one recipe to another, blocking out the challenges in life. Most of these recipes originated as Shabbos recipes and I am having them as leftovers during the week.  As a result, I am eating well.

I am posting this on Menu Plan Monday where you will find the weekly menus of many versatile cooks.  It is a great place to get ideas for yourself and family.

Monday - Noodles with Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry

Tuesday -- Tuna and Chickpea Fritters and Apple Slaw

Wednesday -  Meat and Grain Balls with  Potato-Spinach Knishes

Thursday - Pasta with  Ginger Salmon


Friday - Lemon-Tarragon Chicken with Squash Ribbons and Apple  

Saturday - Chulent


  1. I agree, but for me it's only therapeutic if I am solo. Kids "helping" not so much. :)

  2. I know what you mean about cooking/baking being therapeutic. I spend hours in the kitchen and just let the world go by. No worries!!


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