Chabad Jewish Center volunteers gathe...

Chabad Jewish Center volunteers gather to whip up oodles of kug...

There are 12 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 7, 2009, titled Chabad Jewish Center volunteers gather to whip up oodles of kug.... In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: Ester Levertov, 9, fills a cup with flour as she helps make kugel. Several volunteers at the Chabad Jewish Center gathered to prepare dishes they will serve during High Holy Days feasts.

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Joe Helpful

Florence, AL

#1 Sep 7, 2009
oodles of noodles..

:)
NM Mom

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Sep 8, 2009
Okay, my mouth is watering now......Can't wait to get cookin'!
Nancy R in KC

Kansas City, MO

#16 Sep 8, 2009
Thanks to whoever removed a whole raft of abusive comments from the little desert-rat. Now that they are gone, we can get busy with those recipes and enjoy this wonderful food. At the same time, have another look at what these holidays are about, and take a lesson or two from the Jews. Happy New Year -- L'Shanah Tovah!

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, N.M.

#17 Sep 8, 2009
Several comments were removed from this thread today. I also removed comments that were quoting those removed. I hope we can have a fresh start on this thread and that folks posting will remember to be respectful of others.
Thanks
Henry M Lopez
Web editor
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#18 Sep 8, 2009
Well, thank you Henry. Thus my comment above seems a bit out of context.

I think we all should think about respect for one another as many faiths have important events over the next few months.

I personally don't subscribe to any one particular religion but feel a very personal spirituality taught by people of many different faiths and thoughts. My father was not particularly religious but having lived through the era of Hitler and Stalin he taught me acceptance of others right to believe as they wish.

I have been fortunate to enjoy Jewish home cooking and it is certainly a delight. But mostly it is about family, just as any other groups special holidays. Family and friends get together to enjoy each other and food and drink. The kitchen always seems to be the center of the house. Looking in from the outside you could not tell the religion but you can tell the love.

Mazel Tov!
Nancy R in KC

Kansas City, MO

#19 Sep 8, 2009
SFNM_Henry wrote:
Several comments were removed from this thread today. I also removed comments that were quoting those removed. I hope we can have a fresh start on this thread and that folks posting will remember to be respectful of others.
Thanks
Henry M Lopez
Web editor
L'Chaim, Henry, and enjoy the noodles!

As long as you're watching this thread, I have a question for you: was it perhaps a cost-cutting measure that prompted the New Mexican to outsource the Comments to Topix? I wish they hadn't, and there's the occasional post which shows I'm not in that camp by myself. Can you fill us in on that? Thank you.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#20 Sep 8, 2009
Oh my goodness, does that noodle kugel come out sweet? Sounds like a desert with the sugar and pineapple.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#21 Sep 8, 2009
Oops! I mean "dessert." Dang, right in front of the grammar Nazi, too. Shoot!
Nancy R in KC

Kansas City, MO

#22 Sep 8, 2009
PC Chavez wrote:
Oops! I mean "dessert." Dang, right in front of the grammar Nazi, too. Shoot!
Gotchaa-a-a-a-a! But the ancient Jews were a desert people, at which time I'm not too sure they had access to pineapple. Oy, these "modren" times...

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, N.M.

#23 Sep 8, 2009
Nancy R in KC wrote:
<quoted text>
L'Chaim, Henry, and enjoy the noodles!
As long as you're watching this thread, I have a question for you: was it perhaps a cost-cutting measure that prompted the New Mexican to outsource the Comments to Topix? I wish they hadn't, and there's the occasional post which shows I'm not in that camp by myself. Can you fill us in on that? Thank you.
Hi Nancy,
In this case, moving to the Topix platform was really about the technology.

The commenting and registration system we'd used was very out-of-date and required more maintenance than was practical.

On top of that, problems with the commenting system were also causing load times for the main site to increase dramatically - that wasn't OK.

TOPIX provided better technology to support a commenting forum. And load times went down - they're far from perfect, but better.

If not for Topix, I might have had to discontinue the commenting feature.

HML
NM Mom

Rio Rancho, NM

#24 Sep 8, 2009
This is a good one that I got from cooks.com

BLUEBERRY KUGEL

8 oz. cooked noodles
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 pt. sour cream
1/4 lb. butter
1/2 lb. cream cheese
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch of salt
1 can blueberries

Mix all ingredients together. Pour in a rectangular dish; spread drained blueberries over top of Kugel. Bake 1 hour 325 degrees. Serves 16 people. Can be frozen and easily be doubled.

You can use a good sugar substitute (one that is suitable for baking), and low-fat sour cream, cream cheese and egg whites (or egg substitute). Not quite as good or rich that way, but better if there is someone in the household who is diabetic or on a diet. I haven't found a good substitute for the butter, though.

“Ideologically opposed to art”

Since: Apr 09

Santa Fe

#25 Sep 8, 2009
Jerusalem Kugel is an amazing invention. The spaghetti is first cooked three ways. Boiled, fried and caramelized and then baked. Classic Jewish cookery. Heavily cinnamoned and peppered is what the taste is all about. So for those who have not had it, imagine very brown dense slices of spaghetti with lots of black pepper and cinnamon. A real treat.

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