This past weekend was Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. It is considered the holiest day of the year, with central themes of atonement and repentance. While we spend most of the evening before and day of Yom Kippur praying in synagogue, Jews everywhere fast for approximately 25 hours. There are a few fast days in the Jewish religion, but Yom Kippur is the only one I take part in. I don’t enjoy fasting – not really sure who would, even though it seems to be a popular form of dieting these days (one I don’t recommend, by the way) – but this year was harder than any year I can remember.
Fasting while caring for active toddlers is not fun. It’s proof that you need energy to get through the day. As difficult as it was to prepare their yogurt and fruit for breakfast and their chicken soup for lunch, the hardest part was chasing after my 20-month old twins when they wouldn’t sit still at services, lifting them in and out of their car seats, and getting them dressed. I really missed my coffee, carbs, and protein Saturday! But I made it through and everything is back to normal now.
So…here’s what’s on tap this week:
Menu Week of September 16, 2013
Monday: Falafel Burgers with Israeli Salad
Tuesday: SoyBoy Ravioli Verde with Roasted Broccoli
Thursday: Eggs and Salad
Friday: Invited out for dinner!
What’s on your menu this week?
Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.