Tonight is the first time we have company coming for shabbat. In total we are 6 adults and 3 children of which Channah is the oldest. We are not home or lunch tomorrow as we are going to new friends in the area.
I think I missed it more than I realized. I went a little overboard.
Seriously, for shabbat we have
Challah, grape juice and wine
Gefilte fish (brought by one of our guests)
Salad (brought by one of our guests)
Chumous, matbucha and purple cabbage (all store bought)
Carrot squash zuccinni soup
schnitzle (I did not know for sure if we were out for lunch tomorrow or not so I made it just in case)
bubbie rice (made with Israeli cous cous)
deli roll (see logic behind the schnitzle)
Originally I was going to do roasted potatoes and carrots with the chicken, but seems to me I do not really need it.
Oh well, we are going to have soem great leftovers on Sunday (then I need to cook for yom tov). I can not really just freeze the extra stuff becuase we have a TINY freezer.
Ok, so some more things I need to get used to.
- Bay leaves do not seem to exist here
- ALL flour must be sifted before it can be used. Bugs are not just a random kashrut agency consiracy here. They really are hiding is loads of different things. It is seriously gross. Flour is sifted and kept in ziplock bags in the freezer.
- you keep lods more things in the freezer than in North America. Flour, Bread (it just goes bad way to quickly otherwise). Lots of ice cubes...