Hello everyone, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and will have a very happy Chanukah.  Yaakov David turned one – and ate a lot of sushi (Nava was willing to pinch hit for him and eat his cupcakes). This week we will have a Chanukah special, sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Shabbos (at $6 a roll) and latkes for Wednesday or Shabbos; and Hot Wings (a dozen for $7 or 2 dozen for $12) for Thursday.  Please see the menus below. As a customer appreciation campaign – if you recommend us for an event we end up doing – you will receive dinner for 4. Chanukah Special – $15 per person (please order by Wednesday at noon or as soon as you know): Appetizer: Samosa (Indian puff pastry with potatoes and peas) (one samosa per portion and you can order more for…

Shalom, welcome back.  This week we see the greatness of Yosaif (Joseph).  The secret of his greatness is that through all his yisurim (suffering, trials), Yosaif remains connected to Hashem.  He doesn’t fall into self pity or depression, and this allows him to be a tzadik (righteous) in all his tests.  Not only does he remain righteous, but as a result is blessed with success and greatness in each and every trial. First Yosaif is almost killed by his brothers, and then sold by them into slavery. He becomes a slave in the home of an Egyptian named Potiphar, a minister to the King.  The Torah tells us, “His master saw that Hashem is with him, and all that he would do Hashem would make successful in his hand.  Yosaif found favor in his eyes, and he attended him; he appointed him over his…

Shalom, welcome back.  This week’s parshah is the confrontation between good and evil.  Yakov (Jacob) is the embodiment of emet (truth) and tiferet (beauty or splendor).  He is confronted by his twin brother Eisav, coming with 400 warriors to kill him.  Yakov is returning from exile to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel).  He left a poor man, Eisav’s son Eliphaz took all of Yakov’s money, instead of killing him.  He now returns with two wives, two handmaids, eleven sons and a vast amount of flocks, herds, cattle, gold and silver.  His wife Rachel is pregant with Binyamin (Benjamin), and he may lose everything to Eisav. After crossing his family and all his possesions over the river Yabbok, Yakov is attacked by the guardian angel of Eisav.  This is no ordinary angel.  It is the Yaitzer Harah (Evil Inclination), whose other jobs include being the…

Hooray for Chanukah! Our new cooking task will be latkes and doughnuts.  Please feel free to share recipes – we’re on the look out for new ones, exotic ones, delicious ones, whatever you have  – you can email me at bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com or you can post here in the comment section (if you’re the first commenter it says “no comments” – click on that and you can leave a comment). The basic recipe for latkes is easy – take a potato (sweet potato or root vegetable of your choice, sometimes zucchini) 2 eggs, add a little flour, a little oil, salt, pepper, maybe parsley or other spices of your choice and then fry it.  The important part is the frying, because once it’s fried, it’s delicious, and it’s almost sure to be a crowd pleaser.   The above picture is courtesy of Oregon State that…

We’ll have our Hot Wing Wednesday this week – $7 for a dozen, $12 for 2 dozen. And we’ll still have fresh sushi for $6 a roll on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or for Shabbos. This week Executive Chef Bracha Shor is celebrating her birthday (HOORAY!) a free cupcake with each portion ordered. If you would like a cupcake and do not want to order, then let me know and stop by and we’ll give you a cupcake, too. Channukah is soon upon us, so our next Cooking Group task will be: Latkes and Doughnuts. Hooray for things fried in oil, I say. If you comment on the website you will get a free latke/doughnut. We have a delightful recipe for doughnuts from Sarah V. – who made the fluffiest most yummy doughnuts we had last year. Take a look at our blog, pictures will…

We continue to have a very good response to our sushi.  You can have fresh sushi Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday – with the added choice of having sushi for Shabbos as well.  We make all kinds – with raw fish, spicy, sashimi, with veggies, tofu, egg, california roll, and specialty rolls – whatever you would like.  There are 8 pieces to the normal roll ($6 per roll). Italian Special: For $15 a person (please order by Wednesday at noon): Appetizer: Bruschetta Fish Course (for an additional $8): Italian Fish and Vegetables in Papillotte (baked in an airtight container of parchment paper so that the fish steams and looks like a little package) Soup: Minestrone Main Course: Chicken Vesuvio (white wine, peas and potatoes) Meat Course (for an additional $5 instead of the chicken, an additional $10 if also having chicken): Pasta Bolognese Side Dishes…

Sorry to take so long to post – we are having trouble with our verizon internet and phone.  They were able to fix the phone, but I guess the internet was trickier.  So we have intermittent service at the moment. The pop tart experiment has thus far gone great. They were gobbled up; luckily we’re making more. We did strawberry, raspberry and chocolate so far.  The dough I found super easy to put together (with a cuisinart). In the recipe, it calls for “coarse meal.”   I had trouble getting the camera to focus properly, but the picture should give you some idea of what it should look like after you add the flour, sugar, salt and margarine.  [Oh, and speaking of the recipe, I’m not a fan of “2 cups plus 2 tablespoons” of flour.  First of all, the amount of flour in…