Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Hamilton Beach Shabbat Urn

Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Hamilton Beach Shabbat Urn

The lowest price on this was $27.74 this summer, but this is only a little bit more $28.99. If you are looking for a new Shabbat Hot pot, this might be a good deal.

  • Fast brewing, takes just 1 minute to brew each cup
  • Makes 15 to 45 cups
  • Ready-to-serve indicator light
  • Easy to fill with water-level marks
  • 2 way dispenser for single cup or continuous filling

I haven’t yet found a hot pot that has last more than about 5 years. This one worked well for us, but with little kids, we opted for an Air Pump one when we had to replace it.

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Chefman Blech / Shabbat Hot Plate

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Chefman Blech / Shabbat Hot Plate

We just got this one to replace our last one.

  • FAMILY SIZE WARMING TRAY: The 21″ x 16″ surface hot plate can fit several dishes at once and looks great on any countertop, table, or buffet. The adjustable temperature control and size makes it suitable for family dinners, Sunday football gatherings, holiday meals, or other big parties and events.
  • KEEPS FOOD WARM ALL DAY: The adjustable temperature settings make it easy to quickly heat up your food, while the fuse safety feature keeps the electric tray from overheating so you can keep your food warm throughout the whole day. You can keep the hot plate on low to keep food warm throughout the day, or adjust to high to heat your appetizers quickly. Should not be left on for longer than 72 hours. 400 Watts, compatible with 120 Volt outlets.
  • HIGH QUALITY: Can be used with all heat safe cookware and bake-ware; aluminum or glass baking pans, casserole dishes, pots, pans & more! Cool touch aluminum handles for convenient transport and added safety.
  • SLEEK GLASS TOP: Sleek space saving design with black tempered glass top and stainless steel accents looks great on any table or buffet. Revolutionary glass plate design makes cleaning a breeze.
  • RESOURCES & WARRANTY: Includes access to Club Chefman for tailor-made step-by-step recipes, tutorial videos, and more! cETL approved with advanced safety technology for long-lasting durability, & 1-year hassle-free warranty provided by Chefman, so you can purchase worry-free – we’ve got your back!
Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

After all the holidays, we had a bunch of challot that we froze. Normally we put all the challah and bread ends in a bag in the freezer and then as needed make breadcrumbs out of the leftovers. But this year, I made some very large chocolate chip challot and I didn’t think those would work so well. So I was looking for ideas of what you could do with challot.

We make our challot pareve and our challah boards and knives are pareve. But I realize that some people make their challot in fleish ovens or fleish vessels. There are a couple of fleish or pareve recipes below, but most of these are dairy and call for milk or creamers. For some of them you might be able to substitute a pareve milk product like Soy, Almond, or Cashew.

Let me know if you have any good ideas.

  • Bread Crumbs
  • Bread Pudding
  • Croutons
  • Kugels
  • French Toast/French Toast Bake
  • Stuffings

Bread Crumbs/Croutons

Homemade Kosher Bread Crumbs (Kosher Eye) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (The PaperMill) – PAREVE
Croutons (Kosher Frugal) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (AFooda) – PAREVE
Croutons & Bread Crumbs (Granoladox) – PAREVE

French Toast/Bake

Challah French Toast with Fruity Sauce (My Recipes) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Skewers (Jewlish) – DAIRY
Bailey’s Challah French Toast (What Jew Wanna Eat) – DAIRY
Bananas Foster French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Churro French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Peanut Banana French Toast with Honey Drizzle (Community Table) – DAIRY
PB & J French Toast (Tablespoon) – DAIRY
Smore Challah French Toast (Kveller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (PDXFoodLove) – DAIRY
French Toast A La Creme Brulee (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (Food Network) – DAIRY
French Toast (Renana’s Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Casserole (Jewish Boot Camp) – DAIRY
Cinnamon Baked French Toast (The Pioneer Woman) – DAIRY

Bread Pudding/Kugel

Grandma’s Bread Pudding (Live Well Bake Often) – DAIRY
Apple Bread Pudding (Mango Tomato) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chip Challah Bread Pudding (Soni’s Food) – DAIRY
Bread pudding from leftover Challah (The Kosher Blogger) – DAIRY
Bubby’s Challah Kuggle (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Challah Kuggle (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding with Pecan Butterscotch Sauce  (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate or Cherries (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Banana Foster Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Cream Cheese Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Bell-Less, Whistle-less Bread Pudding (Food 52) – DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Raspberries (Food 52) – DAIRY
Chocolate-Chocolate Bread Pudding (My Jewish Learning) – DAIRY
Simple Bread Pudding (NY Times Cooking) – DAIRY
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Breaking Matzo) – DAIRY + OPTIONAL NUTS
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Ronnie Fein) – DAIRY
Bread pudding (Marble Spoon) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chile Bread Pudding (Epicurious) – DAIRY

Stuffing

Challah, Wild Mushroom & Herb Stuffing (Once Upon a Chef) – PAREVE
Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Apple Date Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Mushroom, Rosemary, Thyme Challah Stuffing (I am Food Blog) – PAREVE
Mushroom Stuffing with Rice and Raisins (Food Network) – PAREVE
Bubbe’s Challah Dressing (The Nosher) – PAREVE

Strata

Challah Strata Muffins (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Kale & Cheddar Strata (Babble) – DAIRY
Spinach & Cheese Strata (Smitten Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah Strata with Mushrooms, Peppers, & Asparagus (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY

Other Ideas

Danish (Pragmatic Attic) – DAIRY
Challah Brushett with Lemon Ricotta & Honey (Tori Avey) – DAIRY
The Perfect Challah Grilled Cheese (Chai & Home) – DAIRY
Tuscan Ribollita (Food 52) – DAIRY
Cheesy Garlic Challah Toast (Imperrfections) – DAIRY
Bread Soup (Food Network) – MEAT, Skip Cheese
Vegan Bread Dumplings (Elephantastic Vegan) – PAREVE

 

 

 

Amazon | Good Deals: Yontif Candles

Amazon | Good Deals: Yontif Candles

Over Yontif, it was pointed out that I put “Jesus Candle” on my shopping list for Yontif. Many years ago, I had forgotten to purchase a 3-day or 2-day yontif candle and all of the stores that carried the candles were already closed for the holiday. So I ran to the supermarket to see if I could find something. I reached out to the store clerk who pointed me in the direction of the ethnic candles, near the Latin foods usually. Several of the candles, I found had pictures of various saints or Jesus, but there were also a many in various colors and they lasted a while. They were definitely a better option than the smelly fragrant ones that I had found. These candles can last anywhere between 3 and 7 days. So we usually keep a few in the house. When I go to the supermarket now and can’t find them, I usually ask where the Jesus candles are because otherwise, they have no clue what I am talking about.

Here are some deals on Yontif Candles on Amazon: