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Jewish cooking

Friday, November 09, 2012

I was watching diners and dives and they visited a Jewish restaurant and they made kishke this brought all these childhood memories back to me. My mom always bought it at a restaurant and heated it up at home. Her mother did the same, they weren't real big cooks. Shame cuz it was so easy. Most of the process takes 10 minutes in a food processor. So that led to me making a Jewish stew that went with with it called cholent. That was sitting still for 2 seconds and I got a wild idea to make Challah. Well there went my whole night lol This recipe I used was 28 steps long. But I think it's the coolest thing I have ever made and that includes being an art major lol Something about cooking is so therapeutic and relaxing to me. For sure not something I would wanna get paid to do. Scott came home from work at 7:30 last night cuz he had to be in Chicago all day. He looked at my bread and asked if it was Thanksgiving emoticon
My Challah going in

Challah all done!

This was fun exploring Jewish foods for a change. Most of my Jewish eating has been in restaurants lol My parents are from Chicago but moved 3 hrs south. So getting good Jewish food unless u make it yourself is pretty impossible where we are from.

My photo blog has been a tag crappy since the lighting change. I rely so much on day light. Getting home at 5 is kind of a bummer. So earlier this week the photos kinda sucked =(

Day 51: I remember learning in photography school. That people are pretty color blind in the dark. You can see color with a camera that you can't see in person. We see more so in shades of grey in the dark. Some color but less than usual.

Day 52: I will never get sick of cute stuff found at goodwill. Halloween is over, which means its more fun to go there and not have to deal with everyone looking for costumes.

Day 53: A good morning because well the unmentionable. And we got our 95 gallon recylcing container! I am so thankful to live in such a progressive community!

Day 54: Miss Josie is old enough to be spayed but she is too light. I swear this cat likes the dogs more than humans. She walks by them and rubs on them. I guess they don't pick her up and she likes that lol
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    Yup, gorgeous challah!

    I too love Jewish food and making it - you can even make it "light" - there's a recipe for a lower fat noodle kugel in the sparkrecipes, I make it each year for our Chanukah party.
    1443 days ago
  • MISSG180
    28 steps for challah? That seems like a lot. Still, it's a gorgeous loaf of bread.

    We have lots of Jewish friends, so we get to enjoy all the great holiday foods. I've made matzoh a couple times. It's easy, and so much tastier than the boxed kind.
    1443 days ago
    The photos are wonderful and you did a FANTASTIC job on the challah!! Looks delish!!!!
    1444 days ago
  • JEREMY723
    Great photos as always!
    1444 days ago
    That looks SO good. I am liking the cooking lately too. It's a good thing. :) Your pics are great as always!
    1444 days ago
    I love seeing people getting into their heritage. I sometimes get into cooking Scottish and British foods but kind of neglect my husband's Hungarian side.

    My son's significant other is Jewish and I wonder if the family observes their holidays and practices their traditions. I asked my son about it and none of them ever even mention it. I think maybe I'm too nosey. LOL.

    My former boss and his family were Jewish too and I was close friends with his mother who did cook Kosher and his wife observed the traditions too but my boss did not. My husband and I had supper with my boss and his wife one evening and hubby asked me if the bosses meal was kosher and I more or less told him to mind his own business. LOL. So I should do the same - lol - but I'm grateful to you for bringing the subject up because it is very interesting to me. I would love to try Jewish foods. I have a Jewish cookbook.

    I loved the pictures! I wish we had a better Goodwill.

    I agree that it is a good morning! I wish I lived in a progressive community. LOL.

    Your bread looks like what my husband makes. It is very beautiful but I don't think he has made challah.

    It's so cool that your animal family has embraced Josie. It is a tribute to the fact that you are a great animal advocate. There is plenty of love to go around.

    1444 days ago
    loved your blog. when I was in Israel I had the most awesome breads. I would get up early in the morning & walk the streets it smelled of bread, the shop keepers would be baking very early. I miss their breads. I did not know that about seeing grays at night. Take care have a good weekend.
    1444 days ago
    Great blog of your cooking and love your pictures of josie!
    1444 days ago
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