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solo




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 8:00 pm
I have a guest apartment and often host my neighbors guests. They don’t join us for meals but I like to offer them something before Shabbat. In the summer I prepare supper food. What can I serve when Shabbat begins before supper time? That is universally liked by kids but isn’t candy or cake
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rae




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 8:01 pm
Hot potato kugel is always appreciated erev shabbos.
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out-of-towner




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 8:01 pm
If you make potato kugel for Shabbos I find that making extra and offering to guests usually goes over well.

Tizku L'Mitzvos!
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ellacoe




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 8:08 pm
I find people like sushi
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agreer




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 8:15 pm
Fruit is nice, too.
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BetsyTacy




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 9:23 pm
ellacoe wrote:
I find people like sushi


For me, and not saying this meanly, this should be in the "I feel like an alien thread".
It would never have occurred to me to offer sushi to anyone (and these are not even my guests) as a pre-Shabbos meal?snack?

A beverage is a necessity and fruit is refreshing and very thoughtful.
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Zeleze




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:10 pm
Any Kugel and Farfel maybe

Cakes are always welcome, and as said, fruits are liked by most poeple
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amother




Ivory


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:13 pm
BetsyTacy wrote:
For me, and not saying this meanly, this should be in the "I feel like an alien thread".
It would never have occurred to me to offer sushi to anyone (and these are not even my guests) as a pre-Shabbos meal?snack?

A beverage is a necessity and fruit is refreshing and very thoughtful.


Totally agree with you! To go out on Friday to buy sushi for someone else’s guests is beyond nuts.
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tichellady




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:13 pm
I was going to suggest soup or a pasta dish. That’s very kind of you!
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amother




Rose


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:16 pm
Can’t go wrong with kugel, cake and drinks!
For a kids menu you can have chicken nuggets and franks in blanks...
I don’t think that people using a guest apartment expect to be served anything. That’s really nice of you.
Usually the person who invited the guests is responsible to serve them food (before and) during shabbos.
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amother




Hotpink


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:35 pm
Shabbos is before 5pm. Fruit or cake is more than enough IMO
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ellacoe




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:41 pm
amother [ Ivory ] wrote:
Totally agree with you! To go out on Friday to buy sushi for someone else’s guests is beyond nuts.


I just find it easy to order a few rolls of sushi. I used to serve mini franks in blankets, borekas etc. But then I was busy getting the timing right. Sushi was just easy.
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singleagain




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:43 pm
In my house we show guests when the drinks (cold and hot) and breakfast stuff is. Why do they need more than that?
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Nov 04 2019, 10:51 pm
some cake, fruit, water, on table is nice. Really nice, you can add some chocolates. Hot kugel is really special.
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abound




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 1:04 am
hot potato kugel, cake and drinks. Sometimes melon or fruit.
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Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 12:00 pm
ellacoe wrote:
I just find it easy to order a few rolls of sushi. I used to serve mini franks in blankets, borekas etc. But then I was busy getting the timing right. Sushi was just easy.


wow so many gracious hostess here!! I am so impressed and inspired.

But I want to stay at your house, ellacoe Thumbs Up
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amother




Rose


Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 12:38 pm
Not everyone goes for sushi
I probably wouldn’t appreciate it and wouldn’t eat it
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solo




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 12:38 pm
So many potato kigel suggestions. Isn’t that specifically an Eastern European dish? Is it universally loved by all ashkenazim sfardim mizrachi... My kids love it but am I weird for not liking it?!
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amother




Black


Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 12:51 pm
amother [ Rose ] wrote:
Not everyone goes for sushi
I probably wouldn’t appreciate it and wouldn’t eat it


Agreed. And I'd be stuck in guest accomodations that smell like fish. No thanks.
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ShishKabob




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Nov 05 2019, 12:54 pm
solo wrote:
I have a guest apartment and often host my neighbors guests. They don’t join us for meals but I like to offer them something before Shabbat. In the summer I prepare supper food. What can I serve when Shabbat begins before supper time? That is universally liked by kids but isn’t candy or cake

Perfect for Parshas Lech lecha! Emulating Avrohom Avinu! May you always be on the giving end.
I agree about the potato kugel, cakes and fruits.
Kudos to you!
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