Are you short on time and energy, but long on desire to spend quality, Jewish time with your family? If so, then read on.
At the end of the work week, it isn't easy to find time and energy to cook for Shabbat. Yet, the time the six members of my family spend together each week around the Shabbat table - talking, laughing and singing - is special and certainly will be some of the strongest family-time memories my children will take with them into adulthood.
How can today's busy Jewish parents put a festive Shabbat meal on the table and still bring themselves to the table with smiles on their faces rather than with their tongues hanging out?
The following quick and easy recipes have been helpful to me in this quest. The recipes are easy - so that my children can help prepare the Shabbat food. The recipes are quick - so I can sometimes manage to take a 20 minute nap before dinner. The recipes are economical - so we can stay within our budget. And the food is child-friendly- so the mood of the dinner is not affected by food battles with our children.
When we spend time with our family, our Jewish children learn, first-hand, that family is a high priority in our lives. I hope the following menus and recipes will help you to celebrate, at the end of each week, your precious time together with your family.
Friday Night Dinner