Shavuot (Shavuoth / Shavuos) is the holiday where we celebrate the gift of our Torah. We’ve been counting toward it since Pesach, and now we are finally almost there!
Shavuot starts immediately after Shabbat this upcoming week. So for those of us who are living outside Israel, it’s a 3 day holiday – one day of Shabbat followed by two of Shavuot. That is a lot of prep work!
I just sat down with my kiddos and made our menu. It’s pretty basic – the kids are going to be helping with the cooking, and we have all dairy this year! If you’re looking for previous menus, check here: 2012, 2013, 2014.
Some of the recipes we’ve planned are:
- Indonesian Peanut noodles
- Spinach balls (similar to the spinach quiche, but pan fried and served with yogurt sauce)
- Quinoa salad with roasted veggies
- Macaroni and cheese (Wacky Mac!). From a box. Yes, really. (I think the adults may be eating something else for this meal, but this was unanimous from the kids.)
- Something else: Blintzes, lasagna, maybe Indian? (more ideas here)
So we’ve got some of our favorite foods in place and have planned to make a cheesecake bar (we’re making a plain cheesecake and serving with chocolate chips, caramel, and fruit) and cookies (lemon and snickerdoodles). We’ve planned for some greenery in our house and something exotic in the fruit department as well. Now to get shopping and cooking.
I hope your planning is going well!
Here are some other Yom Tov and Shavuot resources:
- How to prepare for a 3 day Yom Tov
- Shavuot foods
- Shavout pages with links from Chabad and Aish
- Some Shavuot copywork and lapbook ideas from the amazing Jennifer at Adventures in Mama-land (scroll down to the Shavuot section)
- A Shavuot activity pack from Mommzy at a Jewish Homeschool blog
- Shavuot coloring pages
- Some Shavuot audio shiurim (I just browsed these, but the sound good! Let me know if you try them.)