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This is a four day weekend for us since Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday. I am very much looking forward to these few days as I try to take a deep breath in the midst of the Bar Mitzvah hoopla that is my life.

My son’s actual birthday is coming up on Thursday (13!) so although the real celebration is the week after at his Bar Mitzvah, I still have to scramble to make Thursday a special day for him. Oh, and I have Bridal Fashion Week coming up this week in the city too.

To say we have a lot going on right now is an understatement!

Between me still eating bland and living as the carb queen while my son has his own revolution going on against anything I wish to cook for him, I haven’t actually been cooking much and probably won’t settle back into real planning of dinners until after the Bar Mitzvah weekend.

I did come across a few recipes I will be trying as soon as I feel like experimenting again with our recipe challenge plus some other valuable links that I wanted you to see so I figured I would round them up and share them with you today.

Links I am Loving!

Helping You Get Out of Exercise Addiction < – Must read if exercise is taking over your life and you know you need to do something about it.

5 Dynamic Stretching Routines For Runners < – I haven’t been stretching as much this week and I don’t know why!


15 Vegetarian Ways to Stuff Winter Squash < – Really great collection!

Black Bean Plaintain Chili < – First on my list of recipes to try ASAP.

The World’s Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies < – I make a mean oatmeal cookie so this recipe makes me curious.

Paleo Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie < –I adore skillet cookies.

For the Jewish Holidays:

Apples & Honey Challah

9 Best Dishes For Jewish Holidays

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel

Vegan Apple Pie Squares

Have a great weekend!

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Any fun plans this weekend?

If you are Jewish, what are you making for the holidays? Have you ever made challah?

Where did you have coffee yesterday for National Coffee Day?


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  1. says

    Meredith, what is Rosh Hashanah? I could Google it, but I’d way rather hear it from you. I should really know what it is by now, so I’m risking being made fun of by asking this question!! Ha! You’ve got so many things going on right now! Hang in there!
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  2. says

    We are chilling/relaxing this weekend. My daughter is staying home with me today as she has a gross cough and I don’t want her hacking on her friends:)) I am making Chicken Marbella for the family on Sunday (and fish for me). I have to figure out the rest of the dinner today. Lots of my friends make Challah…they have “challah making parties.” I have not participated. I think my fam prefers the ones made at Jewish deli’s!!

    Just had coffee at home because I had no clue it was national coffee day!

    Enjoy your long weekend!
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  3. Tracy says

    I haven’t made challah but my mom makes an amazing one! I was thinking for dessert of doing a DIY Carmel apple bar (Pinterest!) with apples dipped in carmel and pick your own toppings from a toppings bar. And then I realized I have a 3 and 7 year old and that is just asking for a huge mess. So I think I will make my own carmel dipped apples with chocolate chips and other fun toppings! Happy new year!

  4. says

    Great links. Especially love the one about exercise addiction … Thanks for sharing!

    Fun plans this weekend – Last long-ish run of the training season! Gonna do about 10-12 miles tomorrow and then down to full taper mode for the Chicago Marathon! And I’m getting my hair blown out tomorrow … Figured I’d treat myself 🙂
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