June 15, 2006

Glad to Know I'm of Some Use

So the Wit, who is home from the army (but in Jerusalem today to take care of his phone) called my from Jerusalem....

"hey Ima, you know I'm going to go to a barbeque this evening?"
"Well, I forgot I need to bring something...."(he needs to come home, shower and go back out with barely time to breathe in between).
I know what's coming....
"Could you like make a salad or something?"

Like I said, at least I know I'm good for something.....

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February 24, 2006

Hey, Good Cooking

worthwhile looking
at the recipes for Kosher Carnival II.
(over at meander)


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February 21, 2006

Chicken Soup

Well, the Artist is coughing away. She's got a virus, one that has been making its way around the community. She has been ill since Sunday; really ill. Not the "Oh I get to watch t.v. and read all day" kind of thing, but a fever, and headache, and can't get out of bed sick.

So, in honor of that I present my chicken soup. It is ultra-rich.

2 whole chickens
chicken wings or parts
2 onions
1 carrot
1 zucchinni
1 sweet potato
1 regular potato
1 garlic bulb
Water to the top of the pot.

Skin chickens and steam for 1/2 hour (20 minutes) remove from pot and set aside to cook separtely.

Cut the veggies into medium size parts.
Add the veggies and the rest of the ingredients to the chicken water
Keep cooking.
Cook the whole day.
Add more water as necessary.
You do not need to add pepper or salt (though you can have this at the table)
It is good.

The 2 whole chickens:
Put in a covered baking dish. Mix one container of tomato paste, some garlic, pepper, salt, sliced onions, green peppers, diced. Toss over the chicken with 2 cups of water. Cook and cook till the chicken is soft and the sauce a bit thick. 340 degrees f, 180 celcius.

This is what I do for Shabbat.

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October 16, 2005

Succot Menu!

So here is what I'm cooking for Succot:

Evening menu:
Kubah in a vegetable soup
Roast and potatoes

Borscht with potatoes and cucumbers and scallions
Meatballs with cabbage and potatoes

Yeah, boring I guess. I don't do themes. I really have to learn to get more creative.

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June 03, 2005

Food Don'ts

Receive two eggplants as a gift.
Decide to make that delicious eggplant side one finds in falafel places.
Search internet.
Fail to come up with recipe.
Decide it can't be too difficult.
Roast the eggplant. Forget that you are roasting the eggplant and do assorted other jobs (not to mention blogging).
Shower. Remember that the eggplants are in the oven. Remove them. Be pleseantly surprised that they are actually properly cooked.
Allow to cool. Slice. Decide one likes the flaovr but frying would make them better.
Realize that you are frying mush and eggplant skins.
Vow next time to find the recipe well in advance of deciding to cook eggplants for Shabbat.

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May 27, 2005

Yummy Tummy!

We are having company for Shabbat. (The oldest two are vamooshing btw. This wasn't planned, it just happened). Anyway, here's what I'm serving.

1.Mediteranian carrot salad.
2.Spicy-hot olive salad
3.Fruit salad
4.Red cabbage slaw (a bit sour/salty)
5.Cole -slaw (a bit sweet)
6.sweet and sour beets
8.Cold salmon with a green sauce
9.Chicken snitzel, Italian style

You think that is enough?
I enjoy cooking/preparing food. Just don't make me bake!

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December 22, 2004

No Fuss, No Muss

No cook, bake, chill or do anything but make and eat all in 30 minutes or less sweet treat recipes wanted!

I suppose first I should start off with an explanation of my grand plan that will get me entered into the annals of teaching wisdom (egotism is so great)

Class lesson two weeks from now will be to make a special treat (well, you guessed that part.) That's the fun part of course! What I plan to do is set out little bowls with the ingredients in them, covered and labeled. I will make cards to match, which I will read off, and the children who are poorer readers will have to match the letters. The better readers will announce the directions. (Improving speech!) There is a good possibility of learning at least a few new English words (and all the senses will be used in learning to acquire the new words.) All the children will have to follow directions, a skill that is lacking in one or two of them. Attention, attention, must also be paid, as a few of the children have focusing problems. I will probably also include the Hebrew words, so the better English speakers will learn new vocabulary as well.

The lesson is planned for at least two or three weeks away as I must first confirm that no child is allergic to any of the ingredients in the recipes. Anaphylactic shock is not conducive to learning. It is also liable to get me fired.

But when it comes to actually moving into the kitchen, I'm afraid this brain runs out of ideas. So please, please, please, help this poor teach out and send me some of your tried and true, quick and easy, snacks that kids will love!

Thank you!!!!

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October 29, 2004

Irrelevant Question

Do you seed and peel your tomatoes?
Do you seed and peel your cucumbers?
(hey, don't get mad; I told you it was an irrelevant question!)

BUT the reason for asking is this; iI was helping the woman who I worked for up until Thursday, make a salad for her father; she had me peel all the veggies, including tomaotes as she was told that the peels were not good for the intestines.
So that got me to wondering; what does everyone else do?

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