Sukkot menus, 2009
This year, we're having guests for the first three nights of Sukkot. We are really hoping the rain holds off long enough to make the blessings and at least do motzi outside.
Friday (Dairy meal)
Emphasis for this meal is on celebrating the harvest from our own garden.
- Spiced pumpkin seeds
- Baked sweet potato rounds with thyme from the garden
- Pesto pasta (made with basil and cherry tomatoes from our garden)
- Green bean/onion salad (green beans are homegrown)
- Sauteed zucchini and yellow crookneck squash (ditto)
- Wine (a local Riesling)
- Calabeza en tacha (Pumpkin in brown sugar) with rice pudding or ice cream
Saturday night (meat meal, with kids)
This is our "fancy" dinner night. The hope is the kids will entertain each other and the grownups can actually socialize.
- Stuffed mushrooms (with leeks and sage from our garden, garlic, wild mushrooms, breadcrumbs)
- App 2: Not sure yet, could be pumpkin seeds/beets/white bean puree and bread/sweet potato rounds...
- Duck with honey and lavender
- Garlicky greens
- Parsnip and Carrots
- Pareve applesauce cake with caramelized pears
Sunday (dairy meal, with kids)
- Dates stuffed with cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon mixture
- Baked brie (with more homemade pesto tucked inside) and baguette rounds
- Roasted vegetable pot pie (the secret is homemade veggie stock and roasted garlic)
- Salad w/herbs
- Rice pudding