Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions on cookbooks to help me “rekindle the fire.” The was an overwhelming amount of support for The Silver Platter, so I have placed the order. I should be getting it in today. I’ll let you know how it goes. You guys suggested some other cookbooks that had not made it to my list, in response to my post. Thank You!
A reader suggested Balaboosta which was completely new to me, so I might have to give it a try. Another reader said she loves all of Victoria Dwek’s books and yes, I have her Passover Made Easy one and absolutely love it. So, I’m definitely considering ordering at least one of her other books. This one and this one seem interesting and, of course I’m sure my kids would love to receive this kids one in the mail.
Anyhow, I thought Pinterest is a rat hole, but let me tell you… Amazon is not too far behind. You start with cookbooks and then you remember this and this and that… yeah, you know where this is going, right? Listen, as Jewish women, don’t we have to be practical? I mean, Amazon Prime was made for us, right? (I’m sure when Mashiach comes, we’ll realize how the creation of Amazon Prime and how it has helped countless Jewish women run their households and enriched their lives, was part of the unravelling and revelation of the Messianic era. #I’mNotCrazyYou’llSee). So, let me give you a peek into my
Mashiachdick Amazon shopping cart, just for fun…
1|| After discovering this brand of LED lights, I have been slowly switching all of our lightbulbs around the house. They are so much more economical than what I had found at the hardware store, and I’m just happy not to be changing lightbulbs so often (and to be saving on electricity). Yes, I’m really excited about Cree LED lights – I’m a nerd like that and after this last order, we will be all lit up in Cree LED’s around here. What’s not Messianic about light?
2|| My favorite Shabbat candles on Amazon Prime!? I forget to replenish on those more often than I care to admit, finding out I’m a few candles short when I’m about to light for Shabbat! Thank G-d for my lovely and understanding neighbors! Seriously, I’m totally getting these.
3|| Every Jewish home needs tea lights. (Yes? No?) At least around here, Shabbat guests pop up all the time and I love to be able to have plenty available so that women can light as many candles as they would usually light at home (instead of just two). I usually get unscented tea lights at Ikea or Michael’s but they are both a bit of a shlep.
4|| Two weeks ago my kids and I spent Shabbat at a friend’s house and she had this Shabbat hot water urn, and I had to ask. She highly recommended it and truthfully I do not like my cheapie one. This one is still sitting on my cart, but I think it might be a good investment, l’kavod Shabbos – don’t you?
5|| If you haven’t picked up The Secret of Chabad, I highly recommend it – even if you’re not associated with Chabad! It was a recent purchase so it’s not technically in my cart anymore, but I might add it because I have someone to gift it to. I’ve read pretty much every book written on the Chabad movement and/or the Lubavitcher Rebbe out there, and let me tell you, this one is by far, my favorite.
6|| I just finished My 15 Grandmothers. I read it this past Shabbat afternoon, actually. Yes, in one day. It’s a short but very powerful book. The book gives a first hand and riveting account of the reality of Jewish souls coming back to claim their Judaism after their ancestors hid and lived as non-Jews for generations in fear of the Spanish Inquisition. I think it’s an important read, actually. I can’t wait to get in touch with Mrs. Milgrom and perhaps have her come visit us in the blog in some way as I think you will all be fascinated by her story.
7|| My three older kids learned to play Chinese Mahjong at a friend’s house and it has become the thing. (Yes, Mahjong is not an old Jewish ladies game, contrary to popular belief…) Well lucky for us, Tatty travels to China quite a lot, and “can get you a really cool Mahjong set for really cheap.” Yeah, right. You know who ends up getting the presents around there, don’t you?! (Promise you won’t tell!). This Chinese Mahjong set ended up being almost half the price of what Tatty found in China, so, there you go… Thank you Amazon. (No telling, ok?)
8|| In fact, last month
I scored big Tatty scored big by getting the kids this cool board game called Machi Koro (Listen, the game looked Chinese enough, had great reviews, was on Amazon Prime and poor man was already on the plane back when I opened a text that said, “Help, I don’t have a gift for the kids.”) Aren’t I a great wife!? Upon his arrival home, Tatty took extra long to unpack his suitcase and get the presents out due to “severe jet lag” (a.k.a the UPS guy had yet to arrive with the box), but hey it was well worth the wait. The whole family is addicted to Machi Koro. Although yesterday my six year old said, “You know Mami, Mashikoro is not Chinese, it’s Japaneese.” (Mhh, I’m not sure how long the whole Tatty’s gifts from China – a.k.a delivered by Amazon – , farce is going to last.) No, in all seriousness, this board game is the bomb. We all love it. (o.k. not my four year old. He complains that we all ignore him while the rest of us sit to play.)
9|| I’ve been working a lot on getting my daughters’ room finally finished and photographed and I had to go back to use my favorite gold spray paint. I sprayed painted bedside sconces as well as desk task lights. I’ve tried a lot of gold spray paints in the past five years and Design Master’s Pure Gold Metallic spray paint continues to be my favorite. I usually order it on Amazon because locally I can only find it at Michael’s and I’d rather save the time, unless I’m headed there anyways for something else.
Any of these useful to you? Aside from diapers – we finished that stage around here already – and books (duh!), what things do you regularly order from Amazon ? Do share. Let’s all be more practical together…
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