On the sixth day they gathered double the amount of food, two omers for each; and when all the chieftains of the community came and told Moses,

he said to them, “This is what the LORD meant: Tomorrow is a day of rest, a holy sabbath of the LORD. Bake what you would bake and boil what you would boil; and all that is left put aside to be kept until morning.”

A Simple List

  • Normal chores done
  • Finish up the laundry- fold and put away clothes
  • Triple check everyone has Sabbath clothes ready
  • Dinner Prep
  • Prepare slow cooker and place in fridge
  • Set table
  • Candles
  • Mop all floors
  • Vacuum all carpets

 

It’s nice not having the weight of the mitzvot on me, but I do chose to observe some. The seventh day or the Sabbath is one of the mitzvot I chose to observe. It is not a day of prohibitions for me, but a time for rest, rejuvenation and study of Torah.

I try not to do much work, but allow myself the luxury of being able to catch up a good book, read the magazines that tend to overflow onto my office floor, I might take a nap or play a game with the kids. I do cook ahead for the most part but I will reheat something if necessary. If I am really busy like this week I grab a bag of prepackaged salad, a bottle of wine and some bread from the bakery from Costco/Sam’s Club whichever is closest. I go home a whip up into the slow cooker and set it on low to cook all day.

Showers take place after dinner here, Friday night is the one night I get to take a long bath . I look forward to that bath all week long! After the kids showers they watch a movie on Netflix that they choose earlier in the week. After that is bed time.

Saturday breakfast usually consist of cold cereal, bagels or an egg casserole that I prepare on Friday and warm on Saturday morning.

Cheesy Vegetable Egg Dish

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

I believe on Fridays all the prep for the Sabbath should be finished. That means all clothing should be ready and set out and all the heavy cooking done. It is not an easy endeavor, but it is something that can be done with proper preparation.

It is a day that your regular work (ie: job or skilled labor) should not be done. You should not only prepare your home for the Sabbath, but your mind and heart also.