I am so impressed by my youngest daughter.
A few months ago, one of her good friends from school gave my daughter a really nice cookbook for her Bat Mitzvah.
My daughter decided she wanted to prepare our meals for the holiday. She carefully went through her cookbook and chose the recipes she wished to prepare. With a little teamwork, Moshe and I convinced her to settle on two main dishes and two appetizers.
On Sunday, I helped her prepare a shopping list. On Monday, our friend who shops for us, took her shopping to pick up the ingredients she needs. Today, Tuesday, she started cooking.
Since I was too tired to help much today, my daughter chose to start with a simple, but very time consuming, recipe; we both felt she could probably make it on her own.
She made Sambusas -- dough filled pastries.
The filling came out amazing and the Sambusas look great. They do not seem to have puffed up as we expected, and we are not quite sure why. Nevertheless, my daughter tasted one and they taste good.
Pretty impressive for her first dish!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,