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Entries from May 2009

Growing Family Update: 19 Weeks

May 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Here I am at 19 weeks, 4 1/2 months and well into my 2nd trimester.  I keep asking Michael “do I look pregnant in this? (as opposed to just fat) and, well, judge for yourself. Things are going pretty well.  At 17 weeks I saw my wonderful family doctor for the last time (she’s switching […]

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Categories: Family Life · Pregnancy
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Shabbat Dinner for 20

May 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Once a month, our synagogue, Ner Shalom in Cotati, California, holds a family Shabbat dinner.  Sometimes it’s a potluck, other times they order platters from a local restaurant.  A few months ago, I volunteered to do the cooking.  I had two motives here: 1) I love to cook for large groups of people.  Seriously, I […]

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Categories: Desserts · Food · Grains · Judaism · Main Dishes · Meals & Events · Recipes · Religion & Holidays · Shabbus · Vegetable Dishes
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Catering Lessons: The Cost of Cooking for 30

May 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I recently had the chance to cook a Shabbat dinner (Friday night ritual) for my synagogue.  You can find all the details at Shabbat Dinner for 20.  Because I’m being reimbursed for ingredients, I kept careful track of my expenses. You may wonder about the two titles.  Did I cook for 20 or 30?  Well, […]

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Categories: Budgeting · Food · Meals & Events
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