Our Weekend at a Glance…from the kitchen, that is

My marinating chicken!

My marinating chicken!

This weekend is going to revolve around our dinners.  My mother-in-law is pretty good in the kitchen and we’re going to put her to work this weekend making all of our favorites!  Tonight we are 16 people, Saturday we’re only 7 and Sunday night we’re up to 8 of us for dinner.  Here goes…


  • Challah
  • Homemade Hummus and Guacamole (they were such a huge hit last week we decided to bring them back!)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs and Caramelized Onions (a favorite of the in-laws)
  • Salad with Applies, Mandarine Oranges and Candied Walnuts
  • Sushi Salad (thanks mom!)
  • Marbella Chicken
  • Sweet Noodle Kugel with Pecans
  • Sauteed Radishes and Mint
  • Vegetable and dessert is being brought by some of our guests
  • Fresh Fruit
  • TIP: When cooking for a big crowd, I like asking good friends to help with the meal.  If they’re newer friends, I usually just ask for fruit or wine.

Saturday – My mother-in-law has been waiting all week for this meal!

  • Hamburgers and Turkey Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Homemade Baked Beans
  • Salad with Fruit
  • Sliced Tomato, Onion and Pickles
  • Farfel and Mushrooms
  • Homemade Cake
  • Watermelon


  • Fish (my husband is at the West Side Market as we speak picking something good out)
  • Noodle Kugel with Cottage Cheese, Tomatoes and Broccoli
  • Salad
  • Green Beans
  • Ice Cream Pie (ridiculously good with chocolate covered Rice Krispie crust)
  • Fruit

Between all this eating, we have shul, nap time, birthday parties, park time, etc.  I’m looking forward to a beautiful weekend and hoping I don’t put on 10 pounds while I enjoy it!  Happy cooking!


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