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I didn't see one started...so I started a new thread...

I love it when Tu Bshvat falls out on Shabbos Parshas Beshalach. Any special things you do?
post #2 of 42
I try to remember that it's also tu b'shvat, not just shabbos, and buy some special fruit for shabbos dessert!
post #3 of 42
I do a nice yummy sweet fruity cholent and maybe this year I'll stuff a rice/bread pudding with fruit, too. DH might make some fruity bread.

Weird thought: this time 2 years ago, I was in Israel and pregnant with DS.
post #4 of 42
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I didn't see one started...so I started a new thread...

I love it when Tu Bshvat falls out on Shabbos Parshas Beshalach. Any special things you do?
Yep. I'll be giving birth B"H!!!
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I just saw on Facebook that Faliciagayle (Alicia) just had a little boy! Here is her status message:

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Baby was born at home after a fast 4 hour (hypnobabies) labor - 12:10 am Jan 18. 41 weeks + 6 days - just like his big sister! 8 lbs 14 oz, 20.75 inches long, black hair, wise face. Smells like heaven. Soft as velvet. Check back for name in about 8 days
I know many of you were keeping an eye on her.

Mazel tov, Alicia!
post #6 of 42
Mazal tov!

For us Tu B'shvat is undercelebrated - with dh allergic to fruit and now Tehila I don't think we'll be doing anything much. On the plus side Tehila can still have peaches, pinneapple, and citrus. No more smoothies I always make them with bananas and apples.

If I can have a bragging moment... here is my ds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acU_dEOxT3c
post #7 of 42
I was wondering why I didn't see a thread for Sh'vat.

Rivka-I'm quite impressed.
post #8 of 42
Mazel Tov alicia!

wow, that is very impressive.
post #9 of 42
Mazal Tov!
Love the klezmer violin - another reminder to get mine out, but it's so hard with dh in aveilus and working from home. I know he loves to listen to me play, and it just seems wrong to do so while he's around. If he keeps at it, he should have a really rewarding creative outlet, and I can definitely see him making money from it if he wants to!
post #10 of 42
Thread Starter 
Mazel Tov!!!

smais, how do you make a fruity cholent? (I'm not a cholent fan, but maybe a variation in the regular would entice me Truth is we probably won't be home for that Shabbos but we'll see...)
post #11 of 42
mazel tov alicia!!!!

rivka, beautiful!!! love that niggun too.

my dd will be 17 on yud shvat special babies these shvat babies!!!
post #12 of 42
Yeah to the special shvat babies - my youngest had his Hebrew birthday yesterday! And dh has his birthday in Shvat, too.
Actually, everyone but me has a birthday in a month with a chag - one kid is born at the end of Chanuka, another on Tzom Gedaliah (so we think of it as Rosh Hashana time, not wrt the fast!). Me, I'm at the beginning of Tammuz, when we are gearing up for the 3 weeks!
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smais, how do you make a fruity cholent? (I'm not a cholent fan, but maybe a variation in the regular would entice me Truth is we probably won't be home for that Shabbos but we'll see...)
I like mine with stew meat, rice or potatoes, and whatever fruit and nuts I'll have on hand. I've made it with great success with cranberries, raisins, prunes, apples, apricots - anything that will hold up in the crock pot. I also like pineapples, but DH says it's weird. A friend of mine from Iraq often pairs beef with fruit, so I got the idea from her, actually.
post #14 of 42
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I like mine with stew meat, rice or potatoes, and whatever fruit and nuts I'll have on hand. I've made it with great success with cranberries, raisins, prunes, apples, apricots - anything that will hold up in the crock pot. I also like pineapples, but DH says it's weird. A friend of mine from Iraq often pairs beef with fruit, so I got the idea from her, actually.
Yeah. Sefardi food is like that -- Persian, Moroccan, etc...I've seen lots of those types of dishes.

I actually have made a "meat tzimmes" before with meat, carrots, sweet potatoes, onion, raisins, prunes, etc
So it's probably similar...
post #15 of 42
My grandmother's Hungarian tzimmes recipe was meat with carrots, sweet potatoes and prunes!
When I tell my mother I made tzimmes, but that it is just carrots with sweetener and seasonings, she thinks it's glazed carrots, not tzimmes!

I'll probably make sure that we have a kugel with fruit in it - either fresh apples or raisins/cranberries, etc.
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post #17 of 42
thanks ladies!! it was amazing. he's amazing!!

here's our story: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...2#post14960132




at the mw apt yesterday she asked dd where the baby came from and dd answered "haShem"
post #18 of 42
I've never actually done anything on Tu B'Shvat. They didn't teach us anything about it in school and up until recently, I wasn't interested in anything "green". This year I am pretty excited about it though. I'm doing some reading on it and want to start a tradition in my family to do a Tu B'Shvat seder (we're going to my parents for shabbas this week, so we'll have to start that tradition next year, but I'm starting to do research now). Have any good resources for a Tu B'shvat seder?

Also, imnottelling, you have 613 posts!
post #19 of 42
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thanks ladies!! it was amazing. he's amazing!!

here's our story: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...2#post14960132




at the mw apt yesterday she asked dd where the baby came from and dd answered "haShem"
Congrats!

When DS2 was born, DS1 said "Aren't we so lucky G-d sent us J? I thanked G-d for him." The little ones- they get it .
post #20 of 42
We're having a pot luck lunch on SHabbat of Tu b'Shvat.

At first I thought about doing an actual seder but I haven't been able to find a 'haggadah' that didn't sound... weird to me.

So we decided to incorporate the various fruits and nuts into the dishes themselves. I have a wonderful turkey breast recipe that calls for assorted dried fruits and almonds, we'll have peach cobbler for dessert, etc.
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