Tonight, October 16, 2016, at sundown, the holiday of Succot, will begin and will continue until October 23, 2016. It is one of the three harvest festivals in the Jewish Calendar, also sometimes call the“Festival of Tabernacles” or the “Feast of Booths.” For the holiday, Jews erect a temporary hut, called a “Succah”, next to their homes. It is a symbol of the forty years that the Isrealites wandered in the desert after being freed from slavery in Egypt, and simulates the experience of the Israelites. The roof of the Succah is covered with tree branches, allowing some sky to appear. People may sleep in the Succah, take their meals in the Succah and entertain friends there. Jews traditionally eat “Kreplach”, a vegetable, meat or dairy filled light pastry served typically in soup. Below are some recipes that you can make for the holiday of Succot and may be found on this website:
- “Easy Veggie Kreplach” (Jewish Ravioli)
- “Nancy H’s Out of the Ballpark Noodle Kugel (Pareve)”
- “One-Bowl Kugel” (Dairy)
- “Apples and Honey Turnovers”
Wishing all of you a Happy Succot, Chag Sameach!
Rosh Hashanah begins tomorrow evening at sundown. Wishing all of you a Happy and a Sweet New Year! “Shanah Tovah Umetukah”.
J’S Summer Chicken
Just in time for the approaching Jewish Holidays, here is an easy recipe that would be perfect for your holiday meal. It’s light, quick to prepare and is gluten-free. You can substitute other veggies but the most important element are the tomatoes. Enjoy!!
Green and White Bean Salad
This salad is great to make if you know you will have a busy week. It is so easy to pull together and if you add some cooked chicken, salmon or tuna, you’ll have a hearty lunch time meal! It will keep a few days in the fridge and is great as a cold side dish when it’s hot outside. You can also vary the ingredients by adding things that you like: tomatoes, leftover corn from corn on the cob, the possibilities are endless! This is a real “no patchke, no fuss” salad. Any leftover dressing can be used on another salad during the week. Read on for the Recipe
Colorful Rice Salad
Just in time for the 4th of July, here is an easy, delicious and beautiful salad that you can bring to a BBQ, celebration or just have it anytime during the summer. It has a very delicate flavor and everyone will want the recipe. It is based on one that I found in an old Hadassah cookbook from Rochester New York submitted by H. Stoler. The Recipe
Shavuot Cheesecake Parfaits with Crazy-Good Nut Topping
Shavuot is fast approaching (June 11, 2016) and it is customary to eat dairy foods. For those of you who love cheesecake, you eat this version with a spoon. Add my Crazy Good Nut Topping (listed below) and you will be in heaven! It is a rich, easy and absolutely delicious way to end your Shavuot feast. A little serving goes a long way. Chag Sameach, Have a Happy Shavuot. Enjoy!
Mindy’s Kol-Bo Chicken
Just in time for the Seder, here is the easiest dish ever! A what a crowd pleaser! I will be serving this at my Seder this year. Serve over potatoes or quinoa, it makes its own gravy. Make this and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the Seder. It’s a very low-calorie option as well. Have a great Passover, Chag Sameach! The Recipe