Monday, August 2, 2010

Kosher Menu Plan Monday #1

We are a Scripturally Kosher family. Our diet is guided by the food laws in Leviticus & Deuteronomy. I do my best to make both healthy and well-rounded food choices for my family, but this is a new process, and I am not infallible. Our family continues to grow in our faith and learning.

You may not notice any change in most of our meals, as the changes are slight, however, there are some things to be noted. I use kosher salt or sea salt. We do not eat pork (or products containing anything made from a pig), and shrimp, lobster or any other bottom-feeding sea creature. All of these things we had grown accustomed to eating, some were certain family member’s favorites, but we are adjusting, and I especially (as the main grocery shopper and cook) enjoy learning creative, healthy ways to cook.

YOM RISHON (Sunday)
BREAKFAST: challah french toast
LUNCH: meatball subs
DINNER: beef hotdogs w/ chili, breadsticks

YOM SHENI (Monday)
BREAKFAST: baking powder biscuits with pb, honey or jam
LUNCH: “Mark-aroni & cheese” (my brother's yummy recipe)
DINNER: lasagna, garlic bread

YOM SH’LISHI (Tuesday)
BREAKFAST: apples and cinnamon oatmeal
LUNCH: homemade corn dogs, tater tots
DINNER: bbq chicken, baked potato, green bean casserole

YOM REVI'I (Wednesday)
BREAKFAST: Homemade cinnamon rolls
LUNCH: quiche
We do not use ham. Instead try veggies, turkey or beef, potatoes, cheese- I will put my recipe up soon but I use turkey sausage, onions, mozzarella, and mushrooms.
carrots with homemade ranch dressing
DINNER: roast beef & cheese melts, tomato soup

YOM CHAMISHI (Thursday)
BREAKFAST: homemade granola and yogurt
LUNCH: chicken fingers and fries
DINNER: tacos

YOM SHISHI (Friday)
BREAKFAST: blueberry pancakes & eggs
LUNCH: chicken salad w/ grapes (**my favorite- let me know if you are interested in the recipe & I'll post it)
SHABBAT DINNER:
-Chicken spaghetti
I sometimes substitute fresh diced tomatoes, green peppers & onions for the cans of tomatoes & green chilis called for in the recipe. The chilis create a spicier dish. I like the taste of both equally, but prefer using fresh veggies.
-challah
-salad
-apple pie with this crust
Learn how to make a lattice top.

YOM SHABBAT
BREAKFAST: challah french toast (*prepared ahead of time)
LUNCH: tuna noodle casserole (*prepared ahead of time)
DINNER: leftovers :)

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Leslie, what brand of beef hot dogs are you using? We tried Oscar mayer and hated them. The kids like hot dogs, and they are inexpensive for a meal, but I want to like them too lol.

In His Grip -:¦:- Loni said...

Oh, goody, more kosher recipe links :D
Thank you for sharing...

linlori.com said...

I love this menu plan! I need to expand my plan to cover breakfast and lunch in addition to dinner, which is the only meal listed on our plan right now, lol.

Stephanie - I'm not sure what brand Leslie uses, but we've been buying the Hebrew Nationals. My husband - a huge hot dog fan previously - really prefers the Hebrew Nationals now over any other hot dogs. We've taken them to neighborhood barbecues and even our neighbors said they prefer that brand as well!

Leslie said...

Hebrew Nationals are good; we often buy those. Recently I purchased Costco brand beef hotdogs and they are yummy as well. John likes chicken dogs as well, so sometimes I get those b/c they tend to be quite cheap- you just have to make sure they aren't chicken AND pork.

Shalom~

Andi said...

And ever watch the casing...the dog may be beef or chicken, but often the casing is pork....great menu plan! :)

Miss Rachel said...

Wonderful menu!! love all your meals. And, hey! I'm linked on there. :) so you made the cinnamon buns? :) You use Mrs. Luna's challah recipe? It's pretty good!

Also, it's really not that hard to do a lattice top on a pie. I did my first apple pie with a lattice for Rosh Hoshanah last year. It's not that hard t'all!

HUGS!

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