Family Lunch

Years ago, we established family dinner time. But it’s been hard to work that out lately, because Leah has been working in the evenings for the past several months, and doesn’t always come home after work. Then this week, Hannah started taking one college class in the evenings. Since it’s summer session, this particular class […]

Recipes for Leftovers

We often have leftover poultry, since I always want to make fresh for Shabbos dinner on Friday nights. I also want to make enough in case we have unexpected company. Then if we don’t have company, we’ll have enough left over for another meal. I used to make whole chickens every week, but since starting […]

Raisin Syrup

This year, I was able to obtain a rather large quantity of Passover packaged foods from a kosher food pantry after I’d already done most of my Passover shopping. Plus, the shopping list already included a few treats for the kids, such as macaroons and marshmallows. I found myself in the unique situation of having […]

Saying Goodbye

Ben Reich passed away on Sunday, March 1st. He was the father of my children and a good friend, even though we’ve been divorced for years. The past few months have been hard, as we knew he was dying- but obviously the past week and a half have been harder still. Most of his immediate family, myself included, were there with him at hospice the day he died.