Sabbath Dinner 8/3/13

Every Friday morning I am super excited!  Sabbath is coming!  Then, the reality of cooking and cleaning hits me…..:(

I start cleaning around 6 am Friday morning and cooking around 10 am.  Throughout the day, I cook and clean.  It takes a while to get all the work done.  Changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping all the floors and cooking two complete three course meals.  Whew, getting tried just thinking about it all.

Although it is a lot of work, I enjoy doing it and look forward to it each week.  Sadness comes when I realize that Sabbath is ending…..:(

This weeks menu was special for me.  I cooked some of the food from my childhood and it reminded me of cooking with my mom in the kitchen on Fridays.  There are things we all have that bring back memories of time past.  It can be a smell, a show, or something as simple as sitting in the backyard.  Memories are a wonderful gift we have from our Creator.  Some are good some are not but it is those good ones that brings joy to our heart.  I often remember baking bread with my mom and her allowing me to knead the dough.

This week I made some of the most special, fantastic food ever!

Pizza with Asparagus.  I never liked eating asparagus so my mom found ways to incorporate it into our food.  She would pair it with something that I loved so that I would eat it.  This pizza has no sauce.  I put olive oil infused with garlic and asparagus with kosher salt and chives and feta cheese.

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I made tuna salad

2 cans albacore tuna in water

1 handful shredded carrots

1 celery stick, diced small

1 handful golden raisins

1/3 cup mayo more if needed)

1 tbsp mustard

juice of 1/2 lemon

salt and pepper to taste









This so so good.  We loved it.  Adding the raisins was new for me but it really made the flavors come alive.

Roasted garlic hummus.  with Townhouse Flat-bread crisps.









This was really simple to make.  1 can chickpeas, 1 head of roasted garlic, 1/4 cup EVO, juice of 1 lemon and salt and pepper to taste.

I also made Curry Mock Scallops & Cilantro Rice

It was the highlight of the meal Sabbath.  This rice was light and refreshing.  I used vegetarian scallops (they really tasted good).  curry powder, salt and pepper, butter, rice, cilantro, and lemon juice.  You must try this wonderful dish in your meal.  It was delicious.

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I made a few other things but did not take pictures of.  Silly me, time was getting away from me and needed to get done.

I had a lot of Blueberries and Peaches that I did not want to go to waste so I made a wonderful crumble with them.

Blueberry Peach Crumble

2 cups blueberries, 2 1/2 cups peeled peaches about 6 peaches, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1tsp lemon zest, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 granulated sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.  for the topping 1/2 cup flour, oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and 6 tbsp cold butter diced.


Took this while it was still in the oven. Time was running out.










Hope you Sabbath was as much joy as mine was.



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