Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scenes from our Rosh Hashana Table

Listed below is a menu (and pictures) of the food we served over the past two days. Please let me know if you'd like recipes.

  • Appetizers
    • Homemade Gefilte Fish
    • Matzoh Ball Soup
    • Homemade Lentil Soup 
  • Main Courses
    • Herb Roasted Chicken 
    • Tagine-stewed Beef
    • Whole Roasted Turkey 
    • Round Roast Beef
  • Side Dishes
    • Tagine stewed root vegetables, apricots, raisins and cranberries
    • Parve Spinach Bake
    • Roasted Vegetables 
    • Glazed Carrot Coins
    • Roasted Ranch potatoes
    • Noodles 
    • Sauteed mushrooms and onions
  • Desserts
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Vanilla cake with vanilla icing
    • Chocolate cake
    • Chocolate silk pie
    • Apple cake
    • Selection of teas and coffees

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shana Tova!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Jewish New Year. Over the next few days, I'll be posting pictures from my family's table. Please let me know if you'd like me to post recipes for any of the dishes featured.

-- Stephanie

Saturday, September 8, 2012

To Tip or Not To Tip

I was a waitress in a bar for a semester in college. Without a doubt, it was the most miserable time I've ever had. Not only because it was a rather questionable job, but also because my income was dependent on someone else's attitude and perception of my service and speed. Because of that experience, I try to be a very good tipper -- the hard part is knowing how much to tip for other services.

Huzzah (once again) for internet info graphics!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

McDonald's to Open Vegetarian Location

For the first time, fast food giant McDonald's will be opening up a vegetarian location. According to new reports, the meatless Golden Arches will be located in Northern India, near the Golden Temple in the Sikh city of Amritsar.

The fast food chain has previously been sensitive to Hindu and Muslim culture in that part of the world - altering their menu to substitute chicken instead of the beef or pork in items. 

What do you think of the Veggie McDonald's? Would you try it?