Shabbos Menu Plan- Tazria-Metzorah (April 27-28)

This week went by pretty quickly.  I’ve been so tired every night that I just could not plan Shabbos, so I left it up to DH.  DH also works full time and to make things easier he decided to just buy most of the food.  I am totally fine with that, since we have so many other things to do.  Plus, he chose some pretty good stuff!

Friday Night: 

  • Turkey chops
  • Israeli couscous
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mushroom Bourekas (s)

Shabbos Lunch: 
  • Fruit Soup
  • Schnitzel
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Broccoli Cashew Salad (s)
  • Broccoli kugel (s)
    (s) store bought

    Now that Shabbos starts so late my kids usually don’t join us anymore for the Friday night meal.  DS2 sometimes goes to sleep even before Shabbos begins!  DS1, well, he’s a different story.  It’s too hard for me to put him to sleep before candle lighting, so I usually wait until after.  If he’s not sleeping by the time DH comes home from shul then there’s a good possibility that we’ll have an additional guest at the beginning of our Shabbos meal. 

    I enjoy spending Shabbos with the kids, but when we have Friday night meals alone, it’s like a special date night for us, without having to spend $ on babysitting.

    Is it only me or do you also enjoy quiet, late night meals?

    Until next time,

    • Amanda

      In Australia we are now at the opposite end of the Shabbat spectrum. We are enjoying having a family dinner all together ( we have a 7,5,2 year old and a 5mth old baby ) as normally my husband is not home till way after dinner time. In the summer we did love our “candle lit dinner date” but it’s such nuchas to have my 7 year old make Kiddush and to sing bentching together. Which ever it is Shabbat truly is a gift in our busy time poor world !

      • I couldn’t agree more about Shabbos being a gift! I guess my family helps us appreciate Shabbos whether it starts early or late. Thanks for reading!