When writer Gayle L. Squires was new to whipping up Shabbat meals in her small New York apartment, she experimented with themed menus: in one case, a Mexican meal; in another, an indoor picnic.
Here are a couple of sample menus, gleaned from the Forward’s recipe archives. We hope they add inspiration to your next Shabbat. Make sure to check out Gayle’s guide to hosting a stress free Shabbat.
Mexican Shabbat Menu
Liza Schoenfein is food editor at the Forward. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner