Hello – thank you to everyone who participated in the Menucha, Inc fundraiser — we sold 17 trays of lemon bars! We are *NOT* doing Super Bowl food this year.  We have events and can’t also do the Super Bowl food.  Sorry for anyone who wanted to order.  If you want to order Super Bowl food the week of the 29th – we can do that for you. Please find our special for Shabbos below, as per special request we are doing Southern food.  Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. Thank you to Jeff Cohn for publishing our articles.  This week we have a recipe for hamantaschen and some tips on how to make your own Purim Baskets. http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=1113 Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to…

Purim is coming, and this is just the time to start thinking about what you are going to do for mishloach manos – the foods you send to friends on Purim.  This is one of my favorite holidays – I really enjoy sharing food with other people, and this is built right into this holiday. What is Mishloach Manos?  It is 2 different types of food sent to a friend.  Some people go all out on this holiday and send not only huge baskets but send to huge numbers of people. Someone asked me, “How can I save money on Purim baskets?” Well, dear readers, there are lots of ways to save money on Purim baskets while still having lots of fun.  First of all, just as a side note, try to remember that you only have to send 2 Mishloach Manot.  So, if…

Hello – I hope everyone is doing well.  We are going to do something fun with our immensely popular lemon bars.  If you order our Lemon Bars this week (a 9×13 tray is $15) the entire $15 will be donated to Menucha, Inc.  A wonderful organization that supports Jewish children with disabilities (www.menuchainc.org). Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll.   $15 per person Japanese Special: Appetizer: Salmon Onigiri Ginger Fried Soybeans Soup: Kenchin-jiru (It’s a Japanese vegetable soup – it’s yummy) Fish: Sushi (for $6 a roll, tuna is $8) Main Course: Ginger Simmered Chicken Sides (you can pick 2): Salad with Ginger Dressing Steamed Rice Carrot, Taro…

As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). This week we are making our immensely popular cajun special.  I am typically light on adding the spicy heat – so if you want it spicy hot you have to special request it. Appetizer Jalapeno Poppers – jalapeno with sweet peanut butter -baked. (Not as spicy as it sounds, and it is really very wonderful – you are supposed to eat the whole pepper at once, so that the the peanut butter cools down the pepper while you eat it). Fish Course: Fish Gumbo (includes okra) (for an additional $3 a serving) Main Course: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya (has rice with it) or Cajun Chicken Side Dishes (you can pick 2):…

Aaah, the New Year. 2012.  What should I resolve to do this year?  Work out more, pick up some new skills, learn another language?  These are all good options.  However, I have resolved to make more cookies with my children.  I think this is a great resolution.  It reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon – Calvin asks Hobbes – “If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?”  And Hobbes says, “a sandwich.”  And Calvin says, “Talk about a failure of imagination! I’d ask for a trillion billion dollars, my own space shuttle, a private continent.”  And then in the last frame you see Calvin upset and Hobbes saying, “I got *my* wish” while eating a sandwich. To create a resolution that can be easily accomplished is a good idea.  Resolutions should be small and doable –…

Sweet and Good Catering not only catered our wedding, they’ve catered intimate dinner parties in our home as well. Their menu is to die for, a varied and savory mix of ethnic temptations. Every bite is literally saturated with taste, bursting with a new flavor surprise for your palette. The originality and quality of the food offerings is paralleled only by their presentation. Bracha, company owner, is a gourmet genius. I’ve never witnessed such a combination of loving preparation, professionalism, and attention to detail. Until Sweet and Good Catering, it was impossible, to find local catered food that is on par with the quality and ethnic variety of that available in Los Angeles or New York. I love that I can order Cajun, French, Mexican or Moroccan-themed meals, to name a few, and that the food arrives elegantly packaged and easy to serve. Plus, it’s…

Hello!  Please find our first special of 2012 below. Next week we’re going to have our immensely popular Cajun Special – so look out for that (gumbo, jambalaya, dirty rice, bourbon bread pudding). As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). First 2012 Special – $15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Samosa with Chutney Fish: Sushi – $6 a roll Soup: Spicy Curry Soup Main Course: Chicken Satay with peanut sauce Sweet and Sour Meatballs (for an additional $4.50) Sides (you can pick 2): Steamed Rice Mandarin Orange, Craisin Citrus Salad Grilled Red Peppers, Zucchini and squash with a little fresh basil Dessert: Chocolate Mousse…