Hello – I hope everyone is having a good week.  Please find our specials for Shabbos and for the Super Bowl below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  Please order the Super Bowl Special by Wednesday night, thank you.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. You can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. $15 per person Special: Appetizer: Jalapeno Popper or Vegetable Dumpling Fish (an additional $5 per serving): Cuban White fish mounded on top of half an avocado Soup: Two Toned Soup (can serve in concentric circles – I’ll explain how…) Main Course with Dipping Sauces (the meat/chicken can be dipped into the dips, you can mix and match the dips, if you would like): Broiled Steak to be dipped into Carolina BBQ, Black Pepper Aioli, Cilantro Pesto ($10…

We hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl – whether you are looking forward to the commercials or the game.  Enjoy! Super Bowl Sunday Special : Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings BBQ Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings Beer Battered Fried Zucchini Sticks – $6.50 (for  8) Dallas Chili – $6 per bowl Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with Peanut Butter (surprisingly delicious) .75 each Mushroom Poppers (stuffed mushrooms) $6.50 for 6 Sweet Potato Wedges $8 (for approximately 3 pounds) Potato Wedges – $5 (for approximately 3 pounds) Bruschetta – $6 for 8

Shalom and welcome back. “And these are the mishpatim that you will place before them.” (Shemot/Exodus 21:1) Rashi explains the word “ואלה”, “and these” it adds on to the first [words]. Just as the first ones ( the Ten Commandments ) are from Sinai, so too these are from Sinai. The Torah is telling us that the 52 mitzvot given in this parshah are given directly from HASHEM, like when we heard him speak the Ten Mitzvot (commandments) at Mt. Sinai. So what does this mean? These mitzvot appear to be exactly like the civil law of any other nation, but the Torah is telling us that we received these laws from a Higher Wisdom, then what mankind has created. One example of an extremely misquoted mitzvah is, “But if there will be a fatality then you will give a life in place of…

$15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Samosas with Dried Berry Chutney (with garlic) Fish (an additional $6 per serving): Coconut Tarmind Chutney Tilapia Soup: Curried Green Pea Soup Main Course: Mango Ginger Chutney Chicken (Tava Murgh aur Aam Ki Chutni) or Kerala Lamb Curry with Coconut Milk (an additional $8) Sides (you can pick 2): Cauliflower Curry Minty Potato Curry Cumin Rice (with cumin seeds) Bread: Sweet and Good Catering’s version of Naan (for an additional $2)  when I was in Pittsburgh, the Indian resstaurant I went to had on their menu, “No Indian meal is complete without bread.”  So there you have it. Super Bowl Sunday Special (we’ll have the rest of the prices next week, but here’s a heads up): Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings – $12 for 2…

We had an amazing Tu B’Shvat Seder – with over 25 fruits and nuts and a few baked delicacies.  First of all – for those people who are Sephardi – you already know about pickling watermelon and lemons – but you can candy a whole lemon – with nothing leftover but the seeds.  See recipe below.  That turned out delicious.  We also poached some pears in wine sauce – yum.  And we made a delicious barley side dish (that went with our meatballs in a dried berry chutney sauce. Candied Lemon 1 large lemon 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Bring a pot of water to boil.  While the water is starting to boil slice the lemon into as thin slices as you can – you should come out with around 15.  If you have a madoline you can use that, or a sharp…

What is the most important event in History?  The Jewish people receiving the Torah is the most incredible of all events in World History.  We live in a world now, where it is hard to believe that it happened.  But in the year 2448 ( 1313 B.C.E) on the 6th of Sivan, which was a Shabbos morning; HASHEM, the Infinite Creator of all life spoke to an entire nation.  There is no date on the Roman calender for this event, their empire not formed until 44 B.C.E.  Also there is no Egyptian date, because their empire had just been destroyed. “On the third day when it was becoming morning, there was thunder and lightning and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the shofar was very powerful, and the entire people that was in the camp trembled.” (Shemos/Exodus 19:16) The Midrash…

We just put up a new recipe on the website – homemade ice cream (made in zip lock bags – a great activity for children). We have our new camera, but we’re having difficulty loading the pictures. http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=649 This Thursday night is Tu B’Shvat – the New Year for the trees. Lots of people celebrate the holiday by eating a lot of different fruit from trees (and especially the special species – dates, pomegranates, grapes, figs). Almonds (as you may already know) are also from trees, as are cashews. And speaking of the Brazilian special – the cashew is actually the stem of the caju fruit (grown in Brazil) and they roast the stems and then take the inside of the stem out which is what we eat as cashews. You can get sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. Brazilian Special…

Hello – on this fine Sunday morning we wanted to do something fun and have a special treat.  Nava had made her own ice cream at camp – and so we tried it ourselves.  It is easy and a yummy (relatively) healthy treat.  And we got our new Nikon CoolPix P7000 – like I know what that means, however, we have the camera and we can take pictures.  Uploading seems to be a challenge, so we have pictures, but I can’t show you yet…. Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 cup milk (skim, 1 %, or whole, or cream for that matter) 2 tablespoons sugar (you can reduce this, depending on your preferences) 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (or vanilla, or whatever extract you would like) NOTE: for some mint extracts this ended up being too much.  So start with less – eagle eyed reader SD suggested…

Hello – I hope everyone is having a good 2011. Our events have gone very well over the past 2 weeks, and now we’re back to the special. This week is going to be “Sweet and Sour.” We will be having sushi from Tuesday through Shabbos – $6 a roll for “normal” rolls. In February we will be having a sushi class – let us know if you are interested. We’ll be having a superbowl special – for all those football fans… (or commercial fans, as the case may be). The special is $15 a person – Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday. Soup: Sweet and Sour Soup Appetizer (for an additional $2 per serving): Vegetable Dumpling with zucchini and carrots (2 per serving) Salad (for an additional $3 a serving): Caesar Salad: romaine lettuce, croutons, hard boiled…

Ok, this isn’t fancy or gourmet – but we made some fun tuna melts tonight on the stove.  Nava and Yaakov ate them up – of course, the chances of them eating them go dramatically up once we put ketchup on the plate… 3 cans tuna 1/2 can corn 1/2 can black beans 1 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1/2 cup matzo meal 1 egg 1 tablespoon parsley 1/2 cup to a cup of grated cheese (depends on how much you like cheese) 1/2 cup diced fine onions 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes (optional – but adds some more moisture – if you don’t want to eat them with ketchup, then this is a good thing to add) If you make this a family affair – your children can pour all the ingredients into  bowl and help mix.  I they want to do everything,…