Hello – I hope everyone will have a good 2011!  Due to having a few events this week and next week, we will not be having weekly specials.  We hope to resume the special on January 15th.  We will still be having sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for both weeks.   $6  a roll. Our virtual cooking group will be doing Sable cookies this time around.  Please check the website for the recipes.  We have a new camera coming (our old camera broke) so soon we’ll be able to put new pictures up.  As always, if you post a comment on the Cooking Group web page you will get a sample of the cooking group food (in this case – cookies). http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=611 We also do gift baskets – we’ve had a few orders – so if anyone would like them, let us know. They generally include our truffles, dried fruit…

Sable cookies are a delicious simple cookie.  Ours are going to be made with margarine – but you can make them with butter and still have a very outstanding delicious treat.  Our camera is still broken – so the below picture is from Soup Addict. Sable Cookies Adapted from Boulangerie Poilane by Dorie Greenspan Ingredients: 1 1/4 sticks margarine, at room temperature Slightly rounded 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 cups flour Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Line 2 baking sheets with foil and use cooking spray on them. Cream the margarine (can use a food processor) until smooth. Add the sugar and mix until thoroughly blended. Add the egg and  mix until the mixture is smooth. Add the flour all at once, then pulse 10 to 15 times, until the dough is sandy (this is easiest to do in…

Hello! Nava’s 3rd birthday is this week. Cupcakes for every portion ordered, hooray! Our Lighter Side of French Cooking class went very well, next Monday (the 27th) we’re going to have the “make up” class for those who couldn’t make it – let me know if you are interested. As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll. Next week we will send out a fun New Year’s special. In Denver there is a restaurant that is focused on sauces and serves 3 “dips” for each entree. I have been wanting to make this a Shabbos special for a long time. For whichever protein you choose you will get 3 sauces – each main entree will be broiled, roasted, or poached. We recommended 3…

Shalom, welcome back. In this parshah Ya’akov Aveinu (Jacob) passes away at the age of one hundred forty-seven. There is a concept in Torah called ma’aseh avot siman banim (the actions of the fathers is a sign for the children). Meaning whatever Avraham (Abraham), Yitzhak (Isaac) and Ya’akov did, is repeated in Jewish History. So how is it that Ya’akov, also known as Yisrael (Israel) can die? Hashem refers to the Jewish people as an “eternal nation”, we will never disappear as a nation. So what does it mean that the man, whose 12 sons became the 12 tribes; died in Egypt and was buried in ma’arah machpeilah in Hevron in Eretz Yisrael? We look forward into hearing your insight and ideas. Think about it, study the parshah, read the commentaries, ask a Rabbi. Please lend your own sweet and good Torah. Shavuot Tov,…

The miracle of Chanukah came during an ideological war between the Greek Empire and the Jewish people.  The Greeks believed only in the physical world, defined by logic and reason.  They worshipped the human being as the center of the universe.  The highest wisdom, they felt, was the human intellect, human rights are the highest morality. The people displaying the most strength, beauty, intelligence, wealth were worshipped like gods.  It is a finite world that is the base of all Western Civilization. The Jewish people on the other hand, believe in a Infinite and miraculous world, reaching beyond the visible boundaries of the physical world.  Our highest wisdom is the Torah, which was received from the Infinite Creator of everything, at Mount Sinai.  Hashem brought us out of Egypt by miracles and wonders, the fabric of nature was shattered, to reveal that the world is…

Hello – last week’s bar miztvah went very well. We (B”H) got rave reviews. This week we are teaching a class on Thursday night regarding the lighter side of French cooking – so that will be our special. There are a limited number of seats left in the class – if you are interested, let me know and I’ll give you the details. As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll. French Special – $15 a person Starter: Mushroom, Onion and Wine sauce Crepes Purses Soup: Butternut Squash Bisque Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce)** or Boeuf Bourgnignon (this is a meat stew with wine – $10 upgrade) or Cassoulet – good winter meat stew ($10 upgrade) Sides (you…