Thank you very much!
It's Thanksgiving Week! I have never actually been all that into Thanksgiving. My family didn't celebrate it and I usually spent it with friends or at boyfriends' families. It's just not my thing.
I have caught the Thanksgiving virus! I am planning a Thanksgiving Shabbat dinner because I have class until 9:00 on Thursdays. Here is the menu that I am thinking of:
Israeli Accented Thanksgiving:
-Roasted "Tiny Turkey" (Chicken) with za'atar
-Green Beans with sesame seeds
-Warm Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad (with a tehina dressing)
-Green salad with dried cranberries
-Cornbread muffins (If I am feeling particularly energetic)
-Sweet Potato Pie
I was considering adding Rochie's famous Carrot Kugel.
Now, I have to explain the problem with celebrating Thanksgiving in Israel:
-Very expensive turkey (have you ever paid $60 for a turkey? Didn't think so)
-No fresh, canned or frozen cranberries - only dried ones
I was going to make "pumpkin" challah (with squash), but I just don't have the time or the energy. Or a blended/food processor.
It's all good! It's going to be fun!