I have been churning out the homemade veggie and chicken stocks and freezing them because once football starts, I consider it soup season.  I actually make more soup than my dinner planner indicates.  I always make soup for Sunday lunch and at least once during the week.  A tip I have for you is that many leftovers can be transformed into a soup.  Casseroles, leftover cooked proteins and vegetables, baked potatoes and other starches.  I chop up anything that might taste good together and put it in a saucepan and add enough stock that it looks like a soup. Reheat and enjoy!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:


Monday (Yom Kippur Break fast): We do part deli (because it’s traditional for Hubs’s family) and part homemade (because I like to cook good stuff!)  Spanakopita, frittata, spinach and quinoa salad with feta, salads (like this Delicata Squash and Apple Salad, Roasted Vegetable Salad, Mejadra, Farro with Roasted Tomato Dressingtuna salad, chicken soup, noodle kugel (my mother-in-law’s recipe – not healthy LOL). I am also doing a cream cheese board to go with bagels and lox.  I make a fruit platter and I ask my guests to bring dessert.

Tuesday: Leftovers from the day before like a scramble with leftover veggies and lox. If I have nothing leftover, I’ll plan on Baked Eggs and Greens. Serve with grilled bread drizzled with unrefined extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt.

Wednesday: Balsamic glazed chicken from delish served with potatoes and sautéed green beans

Thursday: chipotle tofu tacos from QTQ, roasted Brussels sprouts

Friday: Mediterranean fish in parchment, farro with golden beets and mint vinaigrette

Saturday brunch: Quinoa granola with yogurt and fresh fruit 

Sunday: Cassoulet-style chicken and sausages, green salad with everyday salad dressing #1 or 2


Here’s what you can do in advance if it helps you: 


Make spanakopita filling. Assemble and bake on Monday

Assemble noodle kugel and bake on Monday

Make salad dressing


Marinate chicken


Cook farro

Make tofu marinade


Make mint vinaigrette

Roast golden beets or buy pre-cooked


Make quinoa granola



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