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Friday, July 16, 2010

Erev Prep and Shabbat Menu 7/17

It seems we are doing a little "extra" work this erev. We have been hit pretty bad with fleas. So it feels like we are "at war" with the little rascals. The dog has been getting herbal baths and combing and salves on her sore skin all week. She is wearing (a very cute) homemade herbal color and finds relief between treatments each day although its labor intensive. I also made her an herb bed to sleep on (by stuffing insecticidal herbs in her pillow and sewing it back up). We tried keeping her out of the kid's beds, but she would sneak up in the night (we have no doors our 2nd floor is still unfinished) ...now their beds are infected and they are getting bit up. So we have stripped their beds (which are bunk beds arranged together in a square in the middle of the room - so it is quite conducive to cross "infection"!). We have installed the stair gate (which good timing because Chazaq found the stair yesterday, he is crawling everywhere!) this will keep the dog downstairs. We have put Moshe the former house cat OUT and he has found his home outside in the day and on the porch at night, earning his keep (we hope), as a mouser for our pantry. All that to say this...I have made a natural flea powder and am dusting the beds which will sit all day with powder. We are washing linens and giving the bedroom and extra thorough cleaning. We then will vacuum the beds and remake the beds before sundown (i'm glad its not winter right now and we have the extra hours in the day!). Having said all that...here is my menu; I need to get back to work. :-)

Erev Shabbat
Baked Talapia
Rst New Red Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie

(The potatoes and pie were my daughter's request...I wouldn't normally put that in this menu, in this season...but I am humoring her.) No Challah tonight.

Shabbat Breakfast
Whole Grain Muffins
Sliced Mango

Shabbat Main Meal
Slow Cooked Lemon Chicken
over Orange Rice

Crustless Quiche

It appears that we will stay home for Shabbat this week, unless we get a hankering to run up to a meeting we know about in Franklin or someone else gives us last minute invitation.

Shabbat Shalom Sistas!


In His Grip -:¦:- Loni said...

Oh, I know the woes of fleas... a couple of years ago during a hurricane "blackout" for about a week, we got infested with fleas, and didn't even own a pet! I pray the little rascals are gone soon, and everyone is well, including your doggy. ;D

Your menu looks yummy!

Shabbat Shalom :D

Andi said...

Sorry to hear about the fleas. I am happy that we have extra hours too! And "no" Challah for us either, tortilla's by the stack full! Blessing and Shalom!

Christine said...

sorry to hear about the fleas...pesky little things they are! May they be gone from your house!

You're menu sounds delicious!

Shabbat Shalom to you and yours!


Moira said...

This is our first year with an indoor dog and we have had fleas too! Our dog is not allowed in any bedrooms so that has helped! What are the ingredients in the natural flea powder?

We are going to friends and I was asked to bring the Challah this time!

Menu plan, I love this idea! Sometimes I just need some suggestions! Thanks!