Golden Cauliflower Soup
Noodle Kugel (my husband's recipe)
tomato/artichoke heart salad
The soup, from a vegan blogger's blog, was both easy to prepare and good. I used an immersion blender, which is a great thing. The recipe calls for nutritional yeast to make it vaguely cheesy, and it was just that, vaguely cheesy. I served it hot Friday night and cold for Saturday lunch and it was better hot. I'm not a vegan, but I like to cook vegan dishes and vegan meals. They are more accessible to more friends, and I think but can't prove that they are probably more health promoting.
I don't think my husband will let me give out his kugel recipe to the whole web. It's a savory noodle kugel with vegetables, in this case with spinach, and sesame seeds on top. It's brilliant. I think this is only the second time I've made it in the whole 10+ years we've been a couple. He is a really great cook.
My son has started a structured playgroup on Friday mornings. I think that I'm going to trade off with my husband taking him to playgroup, until one of us gets a full time job or moshiach comes or whatever.
I would like to put some of my blogging energy into studying the Torah portion for each week, and posting about what I learn. I decided that in schul today. I thought "Gee, this is a really interesting phrase here, I wish I had read about it last night, I'll never have time to do it now." Aha! I've been reading lots of fiction (and fan fiction on the web!) and children's books, and other stuff, and I think I need to reclaim my ability to understand commentaries.
Besides, Bereshit is coming up and I can try to read Aviva Zornberg's commentaries.
That'll put hair on my spiritual chest, or clear my sinuses, or something. Nothing like a little really hard to understand psychological commentary to get the old kavvanah juices flowing.