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Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

Okay, since you asked, I will tell you how it turned out. The menu was rolls; humus and veggies to start friday night, then wild rice salad with scallions, walnut oil and dried tart cherries; quinoa chickpea salad with preserved lemons and hearts of palm,; sliced turkey (packed frozen in the suitcase); clementines and brownies. For shabbos lunch we started with guacamole and chips . The rest was the same. The salads were so good that we agreed we would make them again at home. I think that next time I would freeze and take a second protein. That woud have taken up very little additional space. Also, given a location anywhere near a food store would buy fresh salad ingredients too. But it was much better than okay. Thanks, all for you advice.

Nov 16, 2014
JackieR in Kosher
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Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

It's the little 1 3/4 oz size so that shouldn't be a problem. A great cheese is an interesting idea. Maybe for one meal. (I intend to keep the salads pareve.)

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

Okay, this is how it seems to be shaping up: Humus and veggies to start (I have a box of those little humuses and one will fit in with my toiletries). Wild rice salad with dried cherries, scallions and walnut oil; chick pea salad with preserved lemons; cut up melon, mango and berries; sliced turkey (the empire kind in the sealed package -- not exactly yummy but keeps a long time if you freeze it the night before); raisin walnut rolls; brownies, a bazillion clementines. I will take a stroll around Zabars and Trader Joe's sometime over the weekend and see if anything else jumps out at me, but I think I am okay with this. Thanks, all.

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher
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long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

Actually could also have been Zomicks. For the record, I also sent some of the type of bread she is used to -- nice wholegrain sourdough rolls, etc. She said they didn't make the week. So much as this sounds loathsome, if your goal is longevity, and you can't stay in a place with a full kitchen, I'd go for the bright yellow stuff.

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

Try not to gag but when my daughter went to Belarus for two weeks I had to send food that would last the time. I sent several bags of those yellow overly sweet challah rolls (brand may have been Beigels) and she said they still tasted "fresh" (or at least, not worse) at the end of her trip.

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

Thanks but I find those packaged meals really vile. Would rather stick with my own wild rice salad, etc. I am not so desperate that it be traditional shabbos food, hot or meat and would rather have somehting goo. Pesach is different. I can't imagine how you pulled that off. Kudos to you.

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

That's good info, especially about freezing the sandwiches. What kind froze best?

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

I see I've touched a nerve. Sorry. And I really appreciate your concern. But without going into massive detail, this is not possible for a variety of reasons. That's why I posted the original question rather than asking about chabad, restaurants, et al.

Nov 06, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

I actually meant somehting more like this

https://www.seabear.com/product-detai...

which is a little bit "fancier" than Chicken of the Sea. (Although I will be taking those too, for the weekday part of this undertaking during which I will be at a conference.

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I know you can buy it online but I didn't plan and now it's probably too late to get it in time. to late to get it in time.

And you are perfectly correct that space and weight are issues for me. Also time. So we both need to not check luggage, and for whatever we bring to be virtually ready to go.

Anyway, thanks all for your great ideas.

Nov 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher
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Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

Thank you so much. The part about the veggies is really useful. I can take some lemons and an airplane-sized vodka bottle of evoo and there is salad. Another idea I had was something I've never seen in NY but thinking it must exist here -- heading to zabar's today to see -- vacuum packed hot smoked salmon. (In other words, it's what we in the Pac NW called "kippered" salmon, but in packs like the tuna.)

I've had some security nightmares. Early on before they got their act together I had peanut butter sandwiches confiscated on principle that peanut butter is a paste. ...but that's a whole other discussion....

Nov 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

That's the direction I'm going in. Also thinking a wild rice salad and a bean salad.

Nov 04, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

Thanks so much but that isn't in the budget.

Nov 04, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

I will be spending a shabbos in a Holiday Inn far from home with my daughter and would like ideas for what would be light, portable, not easily spoiled and somewhat shabbos'dik. I will be at a conference until right before shabbos, so please assume I won't be able to buy anything there. The food will be traveling with my daughter in a carry on so we need to assume no liquids or pastes and a minimum of 6 hours on the road. And it can't be too bulky as she also needs clothes, etc. I thought of grilled chicken wraps for one meal but a little nervous about them being unrefriged for that long, and in any event would rather not eat the same thing for both. Ideas?

Nov 04, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

kosher atlanta

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for a good restaurant that will deliver to ny hotel on erev shabbat. (I will be attending a conference that ends too late on Friday for me to pick up.)

Oct 29, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

ISO kosher tamarind paste

I dealt with this a while ago. Eventually I found it at Kosher Marketplace in Manhattan. it seems to be their own product. I haven't checked in a while but if they still have it perhaps they woud send it. I actually will be in st l next month and would offer to bring it to you but it would have to be checked and I am carrying on.

Oct 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

white spelt flour

Thanks. I always got it at Fairway but when my daughter went last week they said they didn't have it and were not planning to carry it any more. Pretty much everywhere I've looked has only had whole spelt.

Oct 07, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

white spelt flour

97th? Didn't see it there last week but I'll try again.

Oct 06, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

white spelt flour

The place on the upper west side where I usually buy white spelt flour isn't carrying it anymore. Anyone know a store that does?

Oct 06, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

break fast

We came home oddly unhungry. Ate the apple cheddar bread (heated) ignored the soup and the various serve yourself salads I had available in the fridge, finished up with iced decaf and ice cream. Wishing you all a shana tova!

Oct 04, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

salad in Boro park

Thanks! Looks just right.

Oct 01, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

salad in Boro park

Can anyone here recommend a really good place to get a salad in Boro Park or is this an oxymoron?

Oct 01, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

break fast

Sorry for the delay. I actually thought I had posted this. It's a variation on the recipe on Chow, but with some tweaks. I've been getting into savory quick breads lately. Very useful to have around.

Apple Cheddar Bread

2 C whole grain flour (I used spelt)
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
3 eggs
2/3 C yogurt
3 Tbsp fruity olive oil
2 medium apples, shredded
4 oz finely chopped cheddar cheese

Preheat to 350. Oil a 9x5 loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Then mix wet ingredients. Combine by hand in just a few strokes until flour is just blended. Bake about 45 minutes.

Sep 30, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Pomegranate Reduction

Thank you. I would love it.

Sep 29, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

break fast

Okay, suitably impressed and/or intimidated. Sounds amazing and I would love to be your friend. But I am always wiped after fast so it to be "do ahead" or "do it yourself." Thus the bread and soup.

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher
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break fast

What are you planning for YK break fast? I'll start, although mine is a work in progress at this point (which is part of why I am asking here -- hoping for a brilliant idea to flesh it out). After the brilliant success of the savory quickbread we had post - tisha b'av (feta and kale) I am planning on a seasonally appropriate variation -- apple cheddar bread. We have mug-sized portions of various soups in the freezer and everyone will choose their own. We will end with the traditional (in this house anyway...) iced decaf and ice cream. But I still need something in between. What are you having?

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

I have to admit that although I like apple-cinnamon as a combo, I am not wedded to it. In one of the 3 cakes I made, I used MUCH less cinnamon than the recipe called for -- really just a whisper in the inside apples, and none on the top apples -- and I thought that was the best of the 3.

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Pomegranate Reduction

Seeking guidance for next year. I made a grilled chicken cutlets in a pomegranate and red wine reduction for the first night of chag. Basically I grilled the cutlets, seasoned lightly, reduced a mixture of about 2/3 pomegranate juice and 1/3 red wine, and poured the reduction over the cutlets just before serving, tossing around some completely extraneous but very pretty pomegranate seeds for decoration. It was nice but the two components never really melded. So when I served the leftovers, I tried reheating the chicken in the reduction, which went watery and winey and just... not good. What did I do wrong?

Sep 27, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

I made the one online everywhere that seems to be called "Jewish apple cake." I made it pretty much as written and also, for a sugar=free guest, with agave and reduced oil (I reduce the oil when baking with agave to compensate for the greater amount of liquid. In both I upped the vanilla a little. I used a mixture of apples from the farmers market -- probably a total of 5 kinds. I thought both the sugar and the agave versions were spectacular. I think next time I would like to up the oranginess of it just a hair and might add a bit of orange zest.

Sep 27, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Can this be frozen?

This question references CHOW's Apple and Cheddar Quick Bread recipe.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30172-app...

Sep 15, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

Your Best Soup Recipe

The perfect late summer soup and i have been known to mix the leftovers with greek yogurt and call it breakfast.

https://food52.com/recipes/30594-it-s...

Aug 22, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking