Tzom kal! (Easy fast!) You may be surprised to see an email about food (don’t look! don’t read it!) today, while we’re fasting, but we all know that fasts come to an end, and then we’re starving. So what do we make to break the fast? Three weeks ago, when the Three Weeks started with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, I broke the fast with baked falafel and all the fixings. We *could* do that again…but I decided not to.
Winding down, finally! We’re in the home stretch of meatless meals, and I’m sure we’re all craving some good red meat or fresh salmon (aren’t we?). However, it is still summer, and that garden or farmers market is still producing, so let’s eat some squash.
I’m excited about trying this new recipe – a salad with a base of grilled potato slabs that turns into eggs benedict on top. Doesn’t that sound cool?
Today being Shabbat (or, rather, today having been Shabbat – it ends shortly after sundown), we are able to eat meat (as referenced in yesterday’s post). However, I had some leftover pasta in the freezer that was meatless, so I pulled it out and we had that. It’s one of my absolute favorite pasta dishes.
Tonight is Shabbat! On Shabbat, all mourning is completely suspended, and we rejoice in the gift of rest. We are allowed our meat and our wine, and we are supposed to forget about sadness for the entire day.