Ask Shuli: Funeral on Shabbas?

Dear Shuli: A close colleague of mine just passed away, and his funeral is this Saturday — Shabbat. I really want to pay my respects at the funeral. Should I go? — Farklempt Friend

Minnesota Mamaleh: “Bestest” Family Time

Our life is kid-centered. We organize our day-to-day around our little ones and their activities. Zoo, Children’s Museum, Science Museum, we’re so there. BUT, I’m going to be honest with you here, we’re not necessarily as family-centered as we’d like to be. We’re not fantastic at everyday Family Time.

Noshin’ Recipes: Fall Shabbat Menu of Baked Chicken, Glazed Carrots, Mashed Squash and Potatoes

To hedge our bets, I offered to make Shabbat dinner our first week living with the parents. Requirements: Enough food to feed an undetermined number of guests (Would my brothers-in-law be there? What about their significant others?), and vegetables my 13-year-old sister-in-law and my husband would eat (damn picky eaters). Bonus points for using food currently on hand. My menu: Baked chicken thighs with leeks in white wine, honey-orange glazed carrots, mashed squash and potatoes, and — of course! — challah. Many components, but all of them fall (more or less) into the assemble-and-heat category.