February 27, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am #595333
Any suggestions for a menu. I make our Seudah every year and I would like something yummy,delicious and quick to prepare but also something that can wait for the guests. I don’t like to prepare foods that must be served right then and there.February 27, 2011 1:33 am at 1:33 am #744546popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Making a menu for the purim seuda has very different considerations than for any other meal.
Firstly, whereas you usually only have to think about how it tastes going down, on purim you also have to know how it tastes going up.
Secondly, you want to worry about how it will stain your clothing, carpet, and furniture. After being mixed with wine, and all the other things being served.
Third, it should be something which is easy to eat with your hands, because nobody has the patience or dexterity for a fork.February 27, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am #744547RSRHMember
BBQFebruary 27, 2011 2:05 am at 2:05 am #744548ItcheSrulikMember
Drunks. Grill. No thanks.February 27, 2011 2:13 am at 2:13 am #744549
Popa: The scene you just described is Uch!
Seriously, Any ideas? Anybody?February 27, 2011 2:15 am at 2:15 am #744550popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Popa: The scene you just described is Uch!
Mods! Since when do we let posters call the mitzvos “uch”?February 27, 2011 2:20 am at 2:20 am #744551
Popa: Chas Veshalom. I would never call a purim Seudah Uch. The
scene you described was just very unpleasant to read. Now, recipes please.February 27, 2011 2:22 am at 2:22 am #744552yogiboobooMember
how about potato blintzes with mushroom sauce
then have popcorn chicken(bite size chix cutlets with a dipping sauce), corn beef with a mustard sauce or a deli roll, or u can make veggie pockets.
dont forhget the soup with kreplachFebruary 27, 2011 2:24 am at 2:24 am #744553
yogi: Do you bother making a dessert?February 27, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #744554aries2756Participant
For years I was in the kitchen or grill cooking all day while the groups were coming in and the kids with the sheloch manos and I felt like I missed out. I always made the BIG purim seudah for the whole mishpacha..brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, next generation. We never knew how many exactly would show up. And then there were the strays, the kids friends who would just stop and eat with us. So a few years ago I decided that I would NOT be stuck in the kitchen and I would not wait for everyone to come and wash which also caused a lot of machlokes. So I started ordering huge hero sandwiches and sides from our local deli. Everyone loved it. They all washed to the sandwiches and took as much as they wanted because many were stuffed with nosh from the day. Everyone was happy and even took lunch home for the next day. I was happy because I got to enjoy the day like everyone else.
I don’t know what I will do this year because I am in aveilus. Two of my kids are going away and i just don’t have the cheisek to make a seudah because it is too difficult not to make it like usual and not to make it without my mom!February 27, 2011 2:58 am at 2:58 am #744555
aries: I am sorry about your loss. May you have only simchas from now on. I like your idea about the heros.February 27, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #744556seeallsidesParticipant
hard seuda to plan – i make a big pot of stuffed cabbage which fits for the run in run out crowd, plus serves as the seuda entree, i just keep it on v low flame the whole afternoon/evening – then i prepare some trays of sliced roast, sesame chicken ,rice, chinese vegetables, mashed potato scoops which stay in the oven on low, and get served kind of as needed/ I also have a large container of marinated salmon in the fridge for people who want something lighter, and extra bilkelach for latecomers.February 27, 2011 3:06 am at 3:06 am #744557UnderstandMember
I only do buffet. Too hard to serve, everyone shows up at different times and it’s easier this way. Everyone can serve their own kids, and people coming and going can help themselves as well. I usually put a salad or fruit cup on everyones place, then make trays of; kugle, rice, french fried, chicken nuggets, meat, franks ‘n blanks etc.February 27, 2011 4:19 am at 4:19 am #744558rockymountainsMember
A hearty soup for starters (that’s all some will have) then I make hamantaschen knish -potato filling, mushrooms filling and this year a spicy ground beef mix,dipping sauces on the side.By this time the kids have disapperaed to play,the men are imbibing heavily so the a few pretty salads and some chicken or roast for the women covers it.Dessert is usually candies or cake that came as shalach manos.February 27, 2011 4:23 am at 4:23 am #744559yogiboobooMember
doodle: when noshing all day do you really need dessert????February 27, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #744560
seeallsides: Can we come to your seudah? Yumm.
Yogibooboo: Agree. I was just wondering if I was the only one who does not offer dessert.February 27, 2011 4:31 am at 4:31 am #744561chayav inish livisumayParticipant
vodka ala lemonaid. its very good and easy to make. shud be served cold. everyone loves it.
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