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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Preparation Day Link-Up ~ Make Ahead Middle Eastern Food

Welcome to Preparation Day Link Up!  This is a place for all to share their Shabbat menus, tips, preparation plans, lessons, and reflections to encourage one another in many details of preparations involved with keeping the Shabbat set apart. This will be a wonderful opportunity to bless and encourage one another as Keepers of our Homes mamas and papas and children. who prepare for Shabbat every week.  We'd love to hear your encouraging posts as not all mamas are able to always be at home. This linky will be open until Friday at 5pm CST.

We are starting something new. The Prep Day Linky is designed to be a blog hop. This allows you to get the code and put this linky and post it on your blog if you would like. (Just click on the link below in brown that reads "get code here" and past it right into your edit html screen while you write your post.) We thought this would be a fun thing to try this month. If you try the blog hop, please let me know in the comments. (I am not sure if I am notified otherwise.)

  • This week's theme - Make Ahead Middle Eastern Recipes
  • Next week's theme - Open Theme.  We hope you will share whatever tips, recipes, insights, resources and wisdom you may have for your Shabbat Preparations. 
  • Looking for more recipes and for more preparation tips, click here
    If you have anything that you would like to share, we'd love for you to link up.  Older posts are always welcome!

      Remember Shabbat Shalom Link-Up will take place Fridays where you can post, devotionals, worship music, encouragement inspirational post, anything related to helping us keep a worshipful and restful Shabbat.

      If you don't have a blog, we encourage you to leave your comments below.  May you all be blessed during your Shabbat Preparation time.

      Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, as indeed you do. 
      1 Thessalonians  5:11  

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      1. Here's a wonderful salad that will keep for several days, great for make-ahead Shabbat meals. It's Israeli Salad, and it is wonderful! On Wednesday I had some leftover from Sunday, and it still tasted fresh, but even tastier than when freshly made. It benefits greatly from resting in the fridge.

        Israeli Salad

        1 Large English Cucumber (or 5-6 Persian baby cucumbers), cut into quarters, then to 1/2" dice
        1 Bell Peppers, any color (1 to 2), stemmed, seeded and cut into 1/2" dice
        6 Green Onions (6 to 8), cut into 1/2" pieces, using both white and tender green parts
        6 Radishes (6 to 8), sliced thinly
        4 Ribs Celery, strings removed, cut into 1/2" diagonal slices
        12 Ounces Tear Drop Tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes, cut into halves, or coarsely chopped regular tomatoes
        2 Kosher Dill Pickles (2 to 3), quartered lengthwise then cut into 1/2" dice
        6 Ounces Large Ripe Black Olives, drained and sliced (or 2 small cans sliced)
        6 Ounces Pimiento-stuffed Green Olives
        1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or to taste)
        Salt and Pepper, to taste

        Try to cut all vegetables about the same size. Combine all in bowl.

        Pour olive oil and salt and pepper to taste over vegetables and mix gently to blend. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.

      2. Thank you Naomi for taking the time to adding it to the comment section, Your recipe looks wonderful.

        Jane, thanks for commenting as well. We appreciate receiving grateful comments. I'm happy you were blessed by these recipes.

      3. I got my recipes up too late to share. Here is the link: http://joycelynsjourney.blog.com/2011/02/26/shabbat-shalom-its-middle-eastern-week-on-shabbat-linkup/

        Blessings in Yeshua HaMashiach!


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