Shavuot menu 2014

Quinoa salad

Quinoa salad with roasted veggies

Yikes! Shavuot is sneaking up on us! (Although we are still counting the Omer, say it shouldn’t really be “sneaking,” but it just struck me that it’s time to get moving on planning, so I feel like it’s sneaky.)

We are still overseas, with very limited chicken available and no beef or lamb, so dairy is a good thing for us. I just have to make sure it’s special, since we are mostly vegetarians while we are here. I’m still looking for recipes and will probably change some of this, but here’s what I’m planning so far.

Night 1 (Dairy) Note this starts so late, so the kids have mostly eaten before we even start and it’s just enough for the mitzva.

Challah and salads

Butter “chicken” and rice

Lunch 1 (Dairy)

Challah and salads (the usual for us: roasted eggplant, Turkish red pepper with cashew dip, hummus, and zhug)

Quinoa and spinach salad with roasted veggies

“Salad” sliced and prepared by older kids (cucumbers, carrots, apples, bananas, and blueberries arranged nicely on a plate)

ice cream and dairy candy

Night 2 (Chicken)

Challah and salads

Kung Pao chicken and rice

Green salad


Lunch 2 (Dairy):


7 layer dip and chips (“refried” beans, rice, crushed nacho chips, cheese, taco sauce, and guacamole. I guess you could add sour cream if you like it and actually need 7 layers to your 7-layer dip.)

Spinach pesto balls with yogurt dipping sauce – recipe to come if they turn out great

Ice cream

About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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