Last Minute Strawberry Dessert & Friday Faves

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another week has flown by
seriously…not sure what I did
I just know…
yesterday was monday
& all of a sudden it’s Shabbat again?
Last minute I decided
gonna stay home
and called one of my favorite friends & her family to come
keep me company at
my shabbat table.
The husband always complains…
I am secretly trying to “kill” any good intentions he has of eating less…
with all my good food.
and he just may be right…
I am making all the things
I KNOW he wont be able to resist
nothing more entertaining…
than seeing a “health” fanatic
lick his “greasy” fingers clean……
(life is rough…I get my laughs where I can ;) )
On the menu tonight I decided to try a new appetizer/main course
one that the whole family will enjoy (kids & adults)
I found some baby drum sticks
and I am wrapping them completely in
“beef fry”….yup…fake bacon like.
say what you will about this type of product…
but it sounds and really does taste…kinda awesome to me.
I am also making for one of the 3 desserts I have planned
a last minute Strawberry Chocolate Crumble…
something I threw together a few weeks ago when I had
strawberries sitting in my fridge with no where to go…before they went bad.
this 25 minute from start to finish dessert…
is the perfect ending to a delicious meal,
just add vanilla ice cream
to take it over the top.
AND DON’T WORRY
there will be lots of veggies and grains mixed in (moderation …remember?)
Looking forward to a fun filled food fest Shabbat with great friends…
and so who cares…
if my week flew by?

FRIDAY FAVES : SOME BRILLIANT DIY KITCHEN TOOLS

BRILLIANT IDEA – LEFT OVER PAINT COLOR CODED WOODEN HANDLES:
This simple idea makes my life in the kitchen so much easier. With the 20 or so different wooden spoons that I have between pareve, milk & meat – I just color code them with the leftover paint that I had in my garage – or buy cheap paint in Lowes (samples size is great for this) and viola easy and pretty way to keep things neat & kosher

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for more details go here

DOLLAR STORE FANCY CHALK BOARDS
Perfect idea for your kitchen if you want something pretty that also has functionality. I use chalk boards for my grocery list & for messages to myself & my right hand in house help- Clara.
You can find these metal “faux” silver trays in almost any dollar store or closeout. Spend another few dollars on Chalk board paint, a little elbow grease & again WOW – the perfect chalk board.
Also makes an awesome gift.

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FREE PRINTABLE DINNER NOTE CARDS
How great are these cards? AND THEY ARE FREE!! - Just
download and print on your computer. Makes sending meals to your friends, family or Chesed so much more personal & efficient. I can NOT tell you how many times I am scribbling direction onto the top of the aluminum pan with a felt marker when I send meals. These free printable makes not only my meal look all the more appealing – but the DIRECTIONS are CLEAR!!

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STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE

Ingredients:
For Filling:
2 pints strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
For Topping
1 cup Flour
1 stick margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1 cup oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, (or pecans)
pinch of cinnamon
Directions
In bowl, mix together the filling ingredients. Pour into a medium size baking dish.
In the food processor, add all the topping ingredients and pulse 4-5 times until things have combined and are sand pebble texture.
Then take the topping and spread it evenly over the strawberries.
Bake in 375F for 15 -20 minutes until top is golden brown

Till next friday….
Shabbat Shalom
xo Sarah