ringing in the new year – our first shabbat sunday of 2012

ringing in the new year – our first shabbat sunday of 2012

Back when I was writing Colleen Cuisine, I made two wonderful friends – Jeni and Dylan.  They were strangers when they met at our first foodblogger dinner party at Musha, now they’re married!  It’s like the cutest Google commercial ever.

I was so inspired by the adorable menu from Jeni’s birthday party that I made a New Year’s resolution to design menus for all our Shabbat Sunday dinners in 2012.  But first I resolved to shamelessly copy their menu design.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Our “Hello New Year” dinner was for 12.5 people – 6 adults, 2 teens, 4 kids and a dog who’ll pretty much eat anything she can get her paws on (she made great use of the short rib trimmings btw).

For all our big family dinners, I try to weave in things I can make a day or two ahead and that don’t require a lot of last-minute prep.  Souffles?   Um, no.   Fresh homemade donuts?  Ha!  Any recipe that ends with “serve immediately?”   Fuhgeddaboudit.

With a little planning, it’s totally possible to spend most of my time at the dinner table, relaxed & stress-free.  Save the serve-immediately dishes for when you’re cooking for just 2, or when you decide to become a caterer.

You can find links to the recipes here:

Also… we recently finished decorating the dining room and I’m loving how it all came together.  Here’s a quick pic and I’ll do a full post on it sometime soon.  So happy to be putting the best room in the house to good use!

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