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Shabbat Menu – Asparagus In A Blanket


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Floating across the Nile river in a reed basket, a newborn baby boy is spared certain death.  In time, Moshe will move heaven and earth to bring the Jewish people out of slavery and towards the Promised Land and his name will be immortalized for eternity.  But not yet.  This parsha is about hiddenness. From being concealed by his mother Yocheved after his birth to avoid detection by Pharaoh’s midwives, to being shrouded in a basket for his safety, to running in hiding after his defense of the Hebrew slaves, to hearing the voice of Hashem from a Burning Bush, the demand for justice and righteousness doesn’t always shout, it whispers and it is up to us to reveal what is inside. Many people have the custom of marking this week’s parsha by eating Hot Dogs in a Blanket, appropriately called, Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moshe in the Ark).  I am going to recommend a healthier variation that I’ve been making for years, asparagus wrapped in dough — A perfect parsha-friendly appetizer that is destined to become a family favorite. This week we start the book of Shemot and many people have the custom of eating


Lo Mein

Asparagus in a Blanket

Lo Mein

Chicken Thighs with Roasted Winter Fruit

Lo Mein

Quinoa with Fried Onions and Chestnuts

Lo Mein

Spiced Broccoli Rabe

Lo Mein

Coconut Panna Cotta with Lime Curd

See last years’ Shabbat menu for Shemot with Dim Sum Baskets.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




3 Responses to Shabbat Menu – Asparagus In A Blanket

  1. That coconut panna cotta looks amazing. Will have to try soon!

  2. I just love making these asparagus in blankets. They make the best appetizers.

  3. avatar says: Blitz

    I’m really a novice cook! I’ve never made “pigs in a blanket” so I’m not sure how to make the asparagus in the blanket. I know my grandchildren would love them! Please help! Thank you.

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