PJ Library Recipe of the Month: Sheet Pan Cod with Potatoes and Squash

Each Friday evening, families around the world celebrate Shabbat. A beautiful erev Shabbat (Friday evening) ritual is lighting candles to “usher in” Shabbat and set it apart from the other days of the week. Immediately after lighting candles, special blessings are said over the wine or grape juice, challah, and in many families, over children as well.

The PJ Library website has a variety of excellent resources for your family to read, watch, and listen to feel closer to Shabbat. You can join Grover to learn more about Shabbat, or create fun crafts and make Shabbat recipes. We would love to see pictures of your family enjoying Shabbat together with a PJ Library book, getting crafty, or having fun in the kitchen. You can share these with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @pjlibrarybayarea and using the hashtag #pjlibrarybayarea.

Shabbat dinners are special for many families. It can be a great way to connect and unwind after a busy week. Cooking Shabbat meals does not need to be an elaborate exercise. In fact, sometimes the most enjoyable dishes can be made quite quickly and are straightforward enough to cook together with children.

Children can help braid challah, sprinkle on the sesame or poppy seeds, cut vegetables, slice fruit, and much more. This Sheet Pan Cod with Potatoes and Squash recipe from The Nosher takes less than an hour to prepare and cook. The delicious fragrances from your oven as the fish bakes will guarantee that sitting down to enjoy a Shabbat meal becomes part of your weekly ritual.

Image via The Nosher


December 30, 2019