Friday, August 13, 2010

Cooking


I’m bugged. (Or should say was bugged)

Can I say that?

The other day I was thinking about all the holidays that are coming up and what that means for menu planning. This logic led me down memory lane to all the food my Grandma and Great-Grandma Lever used to cook. I haven’t had food like that since my beloved Great-Grandma passed away.

Why? BECAUSE MY MOM AND AUNT NEVER LEARNED TO COOK THAT WAY AND THEREFORE NEVER PASSED IT DOWN.

For years, I’ve searched for recipes in cookbooks that resembled the foods that donned the table from my childhood, but I’ve always struck out. Until now…..

Two days ago, I headed to the library. I went because I’ve decided to embark upon the Mediterranean diet and needed a book to help, but that’s another post. Anyway, while searching the cookbook aisle I found this….



And, OMG! I found them. I found recipes that remind me of Great-Gram’s house. So, I have bought the book.

Cooking here I come! Noodle dishes, breads, glazed-anything-vegetable sides, roast chicken, brisket, roasted potatoes (which sound easy but I’ve never been able to master w/o a recipe) and desserts to spare.

Perhaps, I’ll even throw a Rosh Ha-Shanah dinner party complete with table cloths and folded napkins. Of course, this means I’ll need to buy a table cloth and fabric napkins, but doesn’t that sound fun? Best of all, you’re invited.

So stay tuned! And, don’t worry…Teshuvah is coming via post. It appears I’ve caught the bug my kids had (from previous post) and have been down for the count. But, tonight is Shabbat and rest will do wonders!



Shalom, Spring M Fricks

6 comments:

  1. Glad you found recipes like what you had growing up!

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  2. When my grandmother was still alive, I used to ask her for her recipes. She never had anything written down, and the recipes went something like this: For vegetable soup, take whatever meat you have leftover in the fridge, whatever vegetables are fresh in the garden -- tomatoes, of course -- chicken broth if you have it (water if you don't). Put it all in a big pot.

    Seriously? It's a recipe for disaster, not vegetable soup!

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  3. sounds like a great boost to your celebrations!

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  4. My daughter loves when I make challah bread for Sabbath. I drizzle honey on the top when I make it. She has always called it "honey bread." :)

    Shabbat Shalom! I hope you get plenty of rest and have a wonderful Sabbath!

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  5. Awesome. You gotta love a good cookbook.

    I have recently been finding old cookbooks in antique/second hand stores and I love them. If you are searching for old recipes it is a great way to go and very affordable.

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  6. Sounds to me like HE has gone ahead of you to prepare a table. :) How exciting!

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