Monday, September 10, 2012

Cooking for the Holidays

Top of the evening everyone...

Prior to every holiday, Jennifer and I pull out the cookbooks to make menus.  It takes hooouuuurrrrss.  She constantly complains that I am of little help.  I try to fake it to the best of my ability, but she is right.

This evening, she asked me to bring her a cookbook.  I brought her "Olives and Honey."  It is a kosher vegetarian cookbook, featuring foods from just about everywhere.  The author is Gil Marks.  He is both a rabbi and a chef.

We always have challenges.  For Rosh HaShanah, my parents are coming up.  They are peschatarian (fish-eating vegetarians).  I do not do dairy so well.  Keren is not a huge fan of fish.

Given those restrictions, what would you like to eat if you were coming to my house?

You just read that correctly.  I am offering all of you a once-in-a-year chance to suggest what Jennifer and I should serve for the holidays.  We have over 100 cookbooks.  Do not be bashful.

I am NOT cooking for Yom Kippur.

Good night.



  1. Ok I will take up the challenge. How about you start off with a nice mixed green salad with strawberries or blueberries and some toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds. Then some mini carrot muffins(Mom has an awesome recipe that we all love), zucchini pudding and or a rattoulli (sorry about the spelling). Then some baked salmon with garlic and lemon. And to end off the meal a nice strawberry fluff and some different varieties of cookies and fruit.

  2. If you're not so much help in the kitchen on a regular basis, here's a suggestion: Volunteer to do all the food preparation for one day. Say, the 10th of Tishrei.

  3. There was something unclear. For the record, I enjoy cooking, and do plenty of it both for the holidays and in general. Menu planning, on the other hand, I utterly abhor. That is where I am of little help. -SCG