Shavuot & Memorial Day Menus

 

This year, we have the joy (and challenge) of planning two back-to-back long weekends. We don't actually encourage you to cook every single meal (read more of our Planning Tips here), but if we were cooking every meal, here's what we'd serve:


Shabbat (May 18-19)

Friday Night Dinner

Duck Breast with Rhubarb
Green salad
Humus + Olives
Roasted Potatoes
Green Beans
Lemon Curd and Fresh Fruit

Saturday Lunch

Chulent
Steak Salad (grill on Friday, slice & serve cold)
Spinach Salad
Grain Salad with dried fruit
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Shalosh Seudos*

Cheese Platter
Smoked Fish Platter
Grilled Vegetables (cold)
Fresh Fruit
Cheesecake & Blintzes
*(or use for Shavuot First Night, if you're not serving meat)


Shavuot (May 19-21)

Shavuot I - Dinner

Carrot Ginger soup (hot or cold)
Moussaka (cook ahead, reheat after Havdallah)
Rice
Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Cumin
Humus & Dips
Pistachio Orange Cake

Shavuot I - Breakfast/Kiddush

Blintzes
Coffee Cake
Sheep & Cow Cheeses
Grapes, Kiwi, Melon
Cottage Cheese

Shavuot I - Lunch

Pulled Lamb Shoulder (sous-vide or smoke ahead)
Grilled Peppers & Eggplants
Pita or Fresh Flatbreads
Techina & Salads
Couscous
Raspberry Sorbet

Shavuot II - Dinner

Turkey Cutlets with Dijon
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic
Roasted Broccoli
Green Salad
Cherry Pie

Shavuot II - Breakfast/Kiddush

Hard Boiled Eggs
Israeli Salad
Nutella & Pita
Granola & Yogurt
Scones

Shavuot II - Lunch

Steak Tasting: Chuck, Denver, Skirt & More
Coleslaw
Carrot Salad
Rice Noodle Salad with Edamame & Sesame Seeds
Watermelon


Shabbat (May 25-26)

Friday Night Dinner

Challah
Grilled Chicken (Spatchcocked or 1/8ths)
Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Corn
Grilled Bok Choy
Avocado Salad
(Grill extra beets for salad on Monday)
Coconut Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

Saturday Lunch

Deli Meats
Chicken Salad (w/ leftovers from last night)
Sliced Tomato, Mustard, Mayo
Corn Salad (use leftovers from last night) with Cilantro & Red Onion
Green Salad
Pickles
Pasta Salad
Cookies

Shalosh Seudos

Green Goddess Soup
Corn Fritters
Biscuits
Cheese
Fruit Crumble

Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-28)

Sunday Breakfast

Beef Bacon & Eggs
Toast / Biscuits
Asparagus
Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Sunday Cooking Project*

Duck Cassoulet or Veal Chops (brine ahead)
Fresh Pea & Fava Bean Salad
New Potatoes
Chocolate Mousse
*if you have time!

Do-Nothing Sunday Dinner*

Grilled Sausages
Beef Bacon Burgers
Buns, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickles, Sauerkraut
Cucumber & Carrot Sticks
Watermelon
*if you're out all day

Monday Breakfast

Pancakes
Fresh Fruit
Smoothies

Memorial Day BBQ

Lamb Chops
Steaks & Ribs
Roasted Beet Salad
Green Salad
Carrot Cake

Dinner

...if you are really still hungry:
LEFTOVERS!


Menu Planning Tips

 

Here are our tips for planning a great set of holiday meals:

  • Don't aim to host every meal. Coordinate with friends & family now to see who wants to cook when. Trade off, play to everyone's strengths, and delegate.
  • Plan to cook outside, with snacks. While the grill is on, if you've got drinks and appetizers (think olives, chips, crudites) no one is going to be looking at their watch.
  • Prep once, cook twice. Mix a double batch of spices to flavor kebabs or chicken one weekend, and add it to your burgers the next. Grill extra for dinner that you can repurpose for lunch the next day. Same for condiments and sides: buy enough fresh herbs, citrus, garlic, techina and potatoes to last you through both weekends, and you won't be scrambling.
  • Start planning your menu now, write out every meal and side dish, and use that to generate one shopping list. Think about fridge/freezer space and when you want your meat to arrive. (In the NY Area, we've added an extra delivery day on Friday May 25 for restocking before the long weekend).

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