The three days of Rosh Hashana worked out really well for us. It was our first time home for the holiday, but the low-key ambiance was exactly what we wanted. We were home with our kids and on our own schedule, which was not easy, but really really nice.
And so, with Rosh Hashana being so wonderful at home we’ve decided to stay home for Simchas Torah as well. Last year was the first time we spent this holiday at home, so I kinda know what to expect in terms of Shul activities.
For whatever reason I’ve waited until the last minute to menu plan. I obviously do not recommend this, but it happens to the best of us. You’ll notice that our menu is similar to our Rosh Hashana menu. We’re sticking with what worked!
Our Simchas Torah Menu
- Slow cooked brisket
- Potato kugel (store-bought)
- Roasted Brussel sprouts
- Quinoa (freezer)
- Chicken or capons
- Butternut squash kugel (freezer)
- Blintzes (store-bought)
- Leftover salmon/quinoa
- Meatballs (freezer)
- Roasted carrots
- Cobbler (freezer)
- Gefilte fish
- Chicken and rice
- Steamed broccoli
- Erev tavshilin, leftovers and/or challah sandwiches
Free Menu Planners
For those of you who, like myself, are doing all this last minute, here are some free menu planners you can use to help you get organized (one digital and one printable):
- Evernote Template (Hoshana Raba, Shmini Atzeres, Simchas Torah and Shabbos)
- 3-day Yom Tov Menu Plan Printables
And if you haven’t checked out my printable shop yet, then make sure to take a look! Yom Tov menu planners are included in each bundle!
Wishing you all a wonderful yom tov!
Until next time,