Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dinner Tonight - Cheesy Fries!

I was busy cooking for shabbos so there was no time for a fancy dinner. I made Cheesy fries with Chic patties and corn on the cob. I baked regular french fried and spiced them with season salt and then added shredded cheese. I made a gravy to put over it (the kids wouldn't touch that so I had to keep it separate). Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dinner tonight - Sweet and Sour Salmon with Caramelized Onions

For dinner tonight I am making Sweet and Sour Salmon with Caramelized Onions. I am serving it over angel hair pasta. My Mom gave me this wonderful recipe. This salmon is delicious warm or cold so its great for Shabbos lunch as well. Enjoy!

6 slices Salmon
3 onions sliced into half moons
2 cups sugar
2 tbs peppercorns
1 tbs salt
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cups water

In a large pot, caramelize the onions in the sugar for aprox 10-15 minutes. Add in rest of ingredients and cover pot. Cook for 1/2 hour.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Shavuos Menu - 2013

For Shavuos we are only home for 2 meals. I made a simple menu, as we are not having too much company.  Let me know if you need any recipes. Have an amazing yom tov!

Dairy Meal:
Iced Mocha Coffee drink
Berry and Yogurt Parfait
Mushroom onion quiche
Teriyaki salmon
mac and cheese bites
string beans
Cesar salad
Cheese Babka
Cheese Cake

Meat Meal:
Mushroom Barley Beef Soup
Kishke Chicken Puffs
French Roast
Roasted Potatoes
Broccoli Kugel
Roasted Brussel Sprouts

(still trying to figure out a dessert)

Broccoli kugel

Roasted Potatoes

Kishke Chicken Puffs

Mushroom Onion Quiche

Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dinner Tonight - Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

I was cooking for Shabbos today so I needed a quick dinner. I made Chicken cutlets dipped in a homemade Cesar dressing and corn flake crumbs and then baked (was very moist because of the dressing) and I whipped up some mashed potatoes. Serving a salad alongside it. Quick, easy and delicious!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dinner Tonight - Deli Sandwiches

I have been busy planning for shavuos so I didn't really have time to make dinner (shhhh don't tell my kids that - they think this counts as making dinner). I made deli sandwiches and everyone ate and enjoyed. I did however, try a new dessert for yom tov that looks like it came out great! It is called Better then Snickers Bars. Enjoy!


1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

2 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

Pinch salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into squares

1 large egg yolk


2 cups store-bought caramel cream

1½ cups roasted salted peanuts, chopped


2 bars (7 oz.) milk chocolate

¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter

Chopped roasted salted peanuts, for sprinkling the top

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the ingredients for the first layer until a dough forms. Press the dough onto the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan until smooth and thin. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Chill the dough layer in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from the freezer and bake immediately for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
2. To prepare the second layer: Combine the caramel cream and peanuts. Pour the mixture over the first layer and spread evenly. Freeze until firm.
3. To prepare the third layer: Microwave the chocolate and butter until melted, taking care not to let it burn. With a spatula, smooth the chocolate and butter mixture over the caramel layer. Sprinkle with the chopped salted peanuts. Freeze until ready to serve.
4. To serve, slice the dessert into squares while still slightly frozen. Bring to room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.Yields 20 bars.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dinner Tonight - Twice Baked Eggplant Parmesan

For dinner tonight I am making Twice Baked Eggplant Parmesan. First you bake the eggplant (instead of frying) then you bake the whole dish once it comes together. Its a slightly healthier version of a delicious dish; you wont even miss the fried part. Enjoy

2 med. eggplants
3 eggs
flavored bread crumbs
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
marinara sauce

Slice 2 med. eggplants 1/2 inch thin and salt them for 15 min, rinse and pat dry
take 3 bowls one for eggs, one for flavored breadcrumbs and one with flour, salt/pepper and 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
dip eggplant slices into flour, then egg then breadcrumbs and place in a sprayed olive oiled pan bake in a single layer for 20 min on 400 or until golden brown. when done baking and eggplant is brown pour marinara sauce over the bottom of baking dish layer eggplant sauce cheese for as many layers as you have ending with cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes on 350 degrees.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Shabbos Menu 5/3

It's a quiet Shabbos this week but I did try a couple of new recipes. I made Chumus, Roasted Jalapeno dip, Roasted red pepper dip, Guacamole,  sushi salad, Potato roll chicken, meatballs, pasta side dish and a salad. Have a wonderful shabbos!!!