Sukkot Menu Plan (2016)

In the seemingly never-ending cycle of Tishrei chagim, I’m back at it: The planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning cycle!

Wondering what I’m making? Here’s the run-down:

Sunday night – 1st night of Sukkot (14 people, 3 vegetarians)

  • Round challah (I’m making one with chocolate chips, request from my 7 year old)
  • Mushroom Barley Soup (I’ll share the recipe soon)
  • Oven baked chicken thighs with orange honey sauce
  • Spicy lentils with spinach and green apples (from the Enchanted Broccoli Cookbook, page 218)
  • Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash (I’m using pomegranate seeds instead of cranberries)
  • Roasted Green Beans
  • Green Salad
  • Paleo Apple Crumble
  • Fresh Fruit

Monday Lunch
Potlucking with friends, I’m bringing:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Oven baked chicken thighs with orange honey sauce
  • Roasted cabbage

Monday Dinner

  • Left-overs!

Tuesday Lunch (11 people)

  • Garlic Knot Individual Challahs
  • Vegetable soup
  • Homemade pizza (yes, I’m making pizza for yomtov – we’re having a bunch of kids over and you know what? I am wiped out!)
  • Greek salad
  • Brownies

Wednesday / ThursdayWinging it… left overs???? OMGosh, why must we eat so many times?????

Friday Night (Just family)

  • Challah
  • Honey Mustard Salmon
  • Sauteed Greens
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Fruit Salad

Shabbat Lunch (11 people)

  • Challah
  • Chummus with ground beef and pita chips
  • Shwarma Chicken (this is a fantastic recipe – no need to buy the jarred stuff!)
  • Rice
  • Purple Cole Slaw
  • Israeli Salad
  • Grilled veggies with Techina
  • Pecan Pie “Bites” (Still in my deep freezer from the Bar Mitzvah!!!)
  • Pumpkin Babka (Found it at Trader Joe’s!)
  • Fresh Fruit

Sunday Dinner – Shmeini Atzeret (Just family)

  • Last batch of my Round Challah
  • Unstuffed Cabbage
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Can we skipped dessert????

Monday Lunch

Eating out at a friend’s, we’re bringing:

Monday Night Dinner – Erev Simchat Torah (Just family)

  • Bagels and cream cheese, nosh (When/where/what do you guys eat this night?!)

Tuesday Lunch 

We are potlucking with friends. Not sure what our menu is yet!

What’s on your menu for Sukkot? I’d love to hear — and I know the rest of the KOAB crew would as well!


  1. SD Spigelman says

    Simchat Torah night we eat after long hakafot
    so on erev chag i put up sticky ribs in the slow-cooker
    (1:1:1 bbq sauce, ketchup, honey) with it we usually have
    green beans almondine and rice or mashed cauliflower.

    chag samay’ach

  2. I am sure I am going to regret all these meals, but I am so scared to rely on leftovers so I am planning on the weekday meals being leftovers and the lunches to pack for work/school. Here goes: I included this Shabbat as it was too crazy not to so, Friday Dinner (4 of us) Leftover Chicken soup with Kreplach from Erev YK meal, Tomato Basil Chicken (I made it up a few weeks ago and stuck it in the freezer), Asparagus and peas, and Zucchini fritters; Lunch tomorrow (4): Poor mans stew and salad; Yom tov Day 1 Dinner (4): Carrot apple ginger soup (I don’t always do an appetizer when its just us but being out in the sukkah makes me feel like soup is a must), meatballs, spaghetti squash, Roasted cauliflower; Sukkot day 1 Lunch (12): Gefiltah fish appitizer, Chicken, potatoes and greenbeans in the crockpot, cinnamon roasted acorn squash, cold Spinach Salad, Almond Apple quinoa, and fruit and peanut butter bars for dessert; Yom Tov Day 2 Dinner (4); Zucchini Soup and Peanut tofu buddha bowl; Sukkot day 2 Lunch: eating out, but bringing a salad; Shabbat Chol Hamoed Dinner (4): Potato leek soup, BBQ chicken, yellow squash and zucchini suate, and brown rice; Shabbat Chol Hamoed Lunch (11): Gefiltah fish patties with marinara sauce, unstuffed cabbage, scalloped potatoes, one pot mushroom rice, Cummin Carrots, Buternut squash kale salad, and my dessert is being provided by guests; We are having a family come to town to stay with us (very excited) for last days and they are on a very strict diet of lots of veggies and proteins so my desserts are limited as are my starches – Shmini Atzeret Dinner (8): Cauliflower soup, thyme roasted chicken, Zoodles, Quinoa apple walnut salad, Italian roasted mushrooms and veggies and fruit salad for dessert; Shmini Atzeret Lunch (15): East white bean vegetable soup, slow cooker Mediteranian chicken (and some sage roasted chicken for a friend with a strict diet), Brown rice almond pilaf, cinnamon roasted acorn squash again (we really love this), warm zucchini salad and a friend is bringing a salad and another bringing another cooked vegetable (we like our vegetables), Fruit salad and peanut butter cookies; Simchat Torah night (8): Onon Soup, Lemon Herb Salmon, Mashed potatoes, carrot fries; Simchat torah day (8): Chicken and Veggie Stir fry and spaghetti squash so far though I may add to this.

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