On a festive Tuesday evening, our Shomrei building was filled with warmth, joy and many happy, grateful people. In addition to our 21 MESH guests (plus 4 takeaway meals), we prepared and served a holiday feast for Shomrei’s 15 IHN guests.
This past Tuesday night, 24 guests came out of the wind and found a warm welcome and a hot meal ready for them at the Carol Starr MESH Cafe at Shomrei.
Cooks Barbara Lesser and Carolyn Lack put together a delicious dinner of tomato soup and bread, roasted tilapia with butter sauce, house made cole slaw, roasted farm fresh fall root vegetables and squashes, and banana nut bread and pineapple, with some able on-the-spot assistance from Aileen Grossberg. Continue reading →
The family of the late Carol Starr, a longtime member of Shomrei, has made a generous donation to our MESH Cafe which will help us to sustain our program. Henceforth, we will be known as the Carol Starr MESH Cafe.
Report from Captain Sara Kravits:
Shomrei’s Carol Starr MESH Cafe welcomed 23 appreciative guests on a cool spring evening. Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser prepared a delicious meal of carrot and pea soup with crunchy onion crisps on top, multigrain French bread with butter, baked salmon with strawberry sauce, bulgur with sauteed multicolored peppers, and roasted broccoli and carrots, with cheesecake and grapes for dessert (we gladly repurposed some Shavuot leftovers for the vegetables and dessert). Continue reading →
Although your MESH captain forgot to take a photo of the proceedings last night, he can attest that 19 guests attended the Shomrei MESH Cafe on a brisk fall evening, and were very well taken care of. Continue reading →
On a balmy spring night, the MESH Cafe at Shomrei welcomed 17 grateful guests. Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser cooked up a delicious vegetarian meal which was met with applause as the menu was announced. First course was egg salad on spring mix garnished with olives and served with toasted, buttered baguette. Next was a beautiful multi vegetable salad including marinated green beans and tomatoes with an Italian dressing. Main course was Orli’s Vegetarian Chili with tortilla chips and sour cream. The meal concluded with homemade giant chocolate chip cookies and brownies made by our STOM students and served a la mode. Several ingredients to the meal were repurposed from kiddish, including hard boiled eggs and salad ingredients. Continue reading →
It’s a busy time of year with holiday entertainment, shopping for gifts, and just doing what always has to be done. Nutritious, not too labor intensive meals are just right for busy times.
Who hasn’t opened a package of ramen and just added water because it’s fast and filling. But the sodium and the artificial taste are turn-offs. Try the following instead, especially if you still have some leftover Thanksgiving turkey in the freezer- hopefully not in the fridge. Continue reading →
Near the close of Election Day, twenty two guests were welcomed into the MESH Cafe at Shomrei.
Chefs tonight were Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser. The meal began with a tossed salad and toasted baguette with butter. Main course was Orli’s Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili, recipe courtesy of Carolyn’s newly wed granddaughter, Orli Nativ. The hearty chili was served with tortilla chips and sour cream. Continue reading →
The MESH Cafe served 26 guests this evening. It was an haute cuisine meal prepared by Barbara Lesser and Carolyn Lack. The feast began with Carrot/Orange soup, with bread and butter, followed by steelhead trout with a strawberry glaze, served over bulgur, and accompanied by a stir fry of onions, peppers, and green beans. Carolyn baked banana nut bread for dessert, served with fresh pineapple. It looked and smelled delicious! Our helpers included Shomrei’s Gus and Siona, along with Lexie and Shannon from Montclair State. Rachel Kanter did lots of dishes, and was an all around helper. Bonny and Adrienne from MESH rounded out the team. Our guests were very appreciative as always. Continue reading →
The Bar Mitzvah was poised and prepared. His parents were proud and poignant. The social hall tables were dressed in gold and covered with platters waiting for the hungry congregants to file in after the motzi and Kiddush. All 200 … Continue reading →