Shabbos Menu Planning With a Sudden Burst of Energy

Meal planning for this week’s Shabbos took me forever! We aren’t even having any guests! I think the reason it took so long is because I (desperately) need to re-stock my freezer. I see another cooking day on the way… Maybe I’ll take off a day next week, since it’s the end of the year and I have one more personal day to use. But more importantly, my family needs to eat! Our freezer choices have dwindled and I just don’t have time to cook an entire Shabbos.

Last night I unexpectedly had a burst of energy while DH was grocery shopping and made two fresh kugels. I found some frozen veggies in my freezer- broccoli and butternut squash- in case you were wondering… and had the rest of the ingredients on hand. I think I previously bought the veggies because I planned on making kugels a few weeks ago and never got around to it… story of my life. So, now we don’t have to buy store-made kugels.
I also found a recipe for chicken and wild rice – all made in one pan (if it’s good, I’ll include it in a future KOAMC plan), so that’ll be good for Shabbos lunch, along with some baked sweet potatoes. I think dessert will have to be store bought, unless I get my act together tonight and bake something simple, like brownies. Maybe I’ll finally get a chance to try the low-fat brownie recipe I printed out months ago. It’s been sitting in my bag and is all crumpled up by now, but it’s still legible. I want to lose weight, but don’t think I can survive without dessert on Shabbos (so many conflicts in life). Back to Friday night dinner- I found the last package of Meal Mart stuffed cabbage we had (a great Costco find) and think I’ll make some plain rice to go along with it.
A lot of rice this Shabbos. That’s just the way it’s gonna have to be… Could be worse, right? So here’s a recap of what we’re having:
Friday Night:
Shabbos Lunch:

You might be wondering- why am I sharing all this with you? Well, I’m hoping you can commiserate with me, since I feel like I just slopped this menu together. The only recipes I even consider making are super simple. Oh how I wish for homemade challah… I really hate that I don’t have time to make a nice Shabbos for my family and everything is done so last minute.

So, to make myself feel better, I just think to myself, “I can’t possibly be the only one that feels this way!” Misery loves company, doesn’t it?

Until next time,

  • Here’s an easy dessert for you: peanut butter cookies (and they are even gluten-free).

    1 cup peanut butter (creamy is better than chunky)
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg.

    Mix. Form. Bake on 350 for 10 minutes and take them out of the oven even though they look unfinished. They will finish cooking as they cool.

    Try not to eat all of them before Shabbos. 🙂

  • Wow, those sound good! DS1 LOVES all things peanut butter, so we’ll see if I have time to make them. Thanks!