This recipe comes together quickly and easily and you can even use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Manny likes to add curry and coriander to his Grandmother’s recipe to enhance the sweetness of the squash, but if you’re looking for a more traditional flavor you can omit.
Chances are, you have never heard of Shabbosgiving. It is likely that no one near you ever made mention of Challoween either, which is my own personal mash-up of Halloween, Jewish-style.
For some ultra-Orthodox Jews, Thanksgiving means a pre-Shabbat feast with family and friends. For others, celebrating Thanksgiving is forbidden. Why?
With all the cooking that leads up to Thanksgiving — there turkey to prepare, cranberry sauce, all those pies and don’t forget the gravy — no one, not even the most dedicated cooks, wants to exert that energy all over again for Shabbat the following day. But plain leftovers, in the form of a turkey sandwich doesn’t quite seem fitting for Shabbat dinner either. Fortunately, Thanksgiving leftovers can be turned into a flavorful and special Shabbat meal.
Friday night dinners at our home were inviolable.