No-fail Shabbos Guest Menu


As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t have company very often.  When we do, we like to have a good time and treat ourselved to foods we don’t usually have.  We also like to make enough so we’ll have leftovers for the following week 😉

This past Shabbos we hosted DH’s brother and this is what we served:

Friday Night:

  • Gefilte fish
  • Salad
  • Roast chicken, minute-steak, potatoes, sweet potatoes, string beans (main dish and sides all in one huge roaster!)
  • Zucchini kugel

Shabbos Lunch:

  • Gefilte fish
  • Salad
  • Schnitzel
  • Deli
  • Broccoli kugel
  • Zucchini kugel (leftovers from Friday night)

Dessert for both meals:  cranberry-apple crisp

Shalosh seudos- open a can of tuna, salad, and leftover gefilte fish.  If we’re good, we hard-boil eggs in advance so we can have egg salad too.

It still takes time to prepare, but with planning, we can pull it off.  We can always pull a kugel out of the freezer, buy bagged salad, and make cholent instead of schnitzel.  We can also substitute a kugel for 5-minute couscous.  Sometimes we even add soup for Friday night.  It all depends on our mood.

There are a lot of variations, but the basics seem to work for us!

Until next time,