THE DAYS OF THE WEEK PERSONIFIED

Days of the Week

hulk dibujo animadoMONDAY – A hulking male figure, menacing those who come before and those who come after. Slow and ready to pounce just because you woke him up from his weekend of slumber. Monday is the Grinch who never repented. He has always been unloved by all. “He’s no fun,” they say. “Hey, no one has ever given me a chance,” he replies to deaf ears. Monday is boring as he has no friends so he is in a world all of his own. People blame him for the end of the weekend, as if he has a choice. They blame him for having to go to work when they’d rather be home with friends and family. Monday is the first day of the week, so he gets all the blame, why can’t the blame be shared with the likes of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday? How did they luck out? The only answer Monday can find is that he came first. It’s tough to be the first, even if he wasn’t the first born. It’s an odd situation he’s in, poor guy. Some day, he vows, I will get the respect I’m due! Monday goes moping about, waiting till his turn ends.

 


two-for-tuesday

 

 

TUESDAY – Here he comes, fresh and friendly. Tuesday feels somewhat rejuvenated and productive. He’s ready to work and meet whatever comes his way. Tuesday gets right down to business and concentrates for all he is worth. He is grateful that he didn’t come first and he shows his gratitude by working hard and being serious. He greets his friends and he exudes confidence. He shies away from Monday; he doesn’t want to be associated with the doom and gloom associated with him. He doesn’t want to share the blame for the end of the weekend, so he plods away at his work. Tuesday doesn’t get many rewards for his efforts though, but he doesn’t give up and he keeps trying to get further ahead in the week. “How can I move closer to the weekend?” he bemoans. Sometime he thinks he is no better loved than Monday. He shakes his head and continues with the chores ahead.

 

Wednesday-77

 

WEDNESDAY – She comes gracefully in, saunters to the center stage and smiles warmly at all. Wednesday knows she is popular and she has a hard time not gloating. She fees sorry for Monday and Tuesday. She does have a warm heart, well, somewhat of a warm heart. She gets tired of hearing their complaints all of the time and that grates on her nerves. Wednesday knows how to strike a balance between work and play, so often times the people go out during her dark time. They begin to breathe again. She knows she makes them feel good as she is the middle of their work week, half-way to the weekend. She can feel their spirits lift. It makes her feel oh so good.

 

boring and mundane laldy

 

THURSDAY – Thursday is mundane and boring, gets tired easily. She wearisomely goes about her business, speaking to people only when spoken to. She weakly smiles at Monday, feeling some of his pain, for she knows she is taken for granted by most people but she is lucky that no one hates her. She works as hard as Tuesday does but not with his energy. She wishes she were more like Wednesday. She envies Friday. She was born a day too late. Thursday takes a deep breath and gets on with the show.

 

 

waltzing lady

FRIDAY – Waltzes in like a whirling ball of energy that is full of vim and vigor, but with grace. She is beloved by all for being the end of the workweek and knows nothing except joy from the people. If Wednesday is popular, Friday is more so as people day dream of the coming weekend. Friday is sometimes frivolous and loves nothing more than a good party. She would prefer to be Saturday, but then wouldn’t all the days of the week? Friday tries hard to get down to business and tries to tie up loose ends, but she finds it hard to concentrate. She often feels like a kid awaiting Christmas morning. She wonders what it would be like to open up presents.

 

benevolent king

 

SATURDAY- Strides in like a benevolent monarch or king. He bestows favors and lets his subjects do most anything they wish. Saturday is like Santa Claus, often granting wishes. He is usually kind and lots of fun. No one has anything bad to say about him. People always look forward to his coming and hate when he leaves. He is their true day of fun and relaxation. In some ways he is very aloof, removed from the rest of the week. He is the most unique day and he reveals in that knowledge. He can be cocky and arrogant, but no one blames him for his attitude. They love him too much.

 

calm_woman

 

 

SUNDAY – Walks in calmly and serenely. She is relaxed and peaceful. She knows she needs to give the people time to recuperate from Saturday and give them time to get ready for Monday. She is the first born of the week and is grateful she is not Monday. She is still a part of the weekend and she rejoices in that fact. Sunday is almost as popular as Saturday, but the specter of Monday looms in her wake. She reflects on the other days and what has gone by, she wishes everyone a great week ahead and smiles as they pass her by.

 

 

MONDAY’S MEAL:

Marilyn’s Meatloaf

Mashed Potatoes

Crusty Bread

Apple Crisp

 

 

Home Cookin Chapter: MARILYN’S RECIPES

MARILYN’S MEATLOAF

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3 lbs. Ground Beef

1 can or 1 pkg. Frozen Mixed Vegetables (I get the kind without

the lima beans.)

2 LARGE Eggs; beaten

1/4 cup Dry Bread Crumbs

1/2 cup Ketchup or Tomato Sauce; divided

Salt AND Pepper; to taste

.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350° F.

SPRAY A LOAF PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY.

In a LARGE bowl, mix meat, eggs, bread crumbs and 1/4 cup ketchup

OR tomato sauce till well blended. Gently stir in vegetables till

all mixed together. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Pour into

loaf pan.

Spoon 1/4 cup ketchup OR tomato sauce over top of meatloaf, and

smooth it out to cover as much of top as you can.

Bake at 350° F. for 45-55 mins.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

This is the recipe I use and made up myself. I always re-chop my

meat in the food processor before adding the rest of the

ingredients to it. I find that doing this makes the meat more

tender and juicer. I based this recipe on a meatloaf that a

Venezuelan woman named Marissa used to make for the family she

worked for as a Nanny in the States. The family was good friends

of ours. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Feel free to add more sauce, especially on top. We don’t like a

lot of sauce on ours. ~ Marilyn Sultar

Servings: 0

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Home Cookin Chapter: ROSH HASHANAN RECIPES 2013-2014

 

apple crisp

 

Apple Crisp II

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Recipe by Diane Kester

“A simple dessert that’s great served with ice cream.”

Original recipe makes 1 9×13-inch pan

Ingredients:

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, melted

.

PREP: 30 mins

COOK: 45 mins

READY IN: 1 hr 20 mins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).

Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan.

Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon

together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.

Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking

soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple

mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Crisp-II/

Servings: 0

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TUESDAY’S MEAL:

Polynesian Crock pot Spareribs

Steamed Rice

Herbed Carrots

Crusty Bread

Coconut Ambrosia Salad

 

 

Home Cookin Chapter: LAMB, VEAL AND PORK RECIPES

Polynesian Crockpot Spare Ribs

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This tropical mix of seasonings and sauces makes you feel like

you’re on an island far away.

Shared by Recipe4Living

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Ingredients

3-4 lb. pork spareribs

5 Tbs. sugar

3 Tbs. honey

3 Tbs. soy sauce

2 Tbs. ketchup

1 tsp. seasoning salt

1 C. chicken broth

.

Directions

Place ribs in the bottom of your slow cooker. Mix remaining

ingredients and pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8-9

hours. If the ribs are fatty boil for 5 minutes before placing in

slow cooker.

source:

http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/Polynesian_crackpot_spare_rib

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Servings: 0

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herb-buttered baby carrots

 

 

Home Cookin Chapter: * Imported Recipes

Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

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The herb butter can be used for everything from vegetables to

roast chicken, turkey, game hens—let your imagination be your

guide.—Sandra Corey, Caldwell, Idaho

TOTAL TIME:

Prep: 10 min.

Bake: 50 min.

YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, marjoram and thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1 pound fresh baby carrots, trimmed

.

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, garlic and herbs. Add

carrots and stir until coated. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt.

baking dish.

2. Cover and bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until tender,

stirring once.

Nutritional Facts:

1/2 cup equals 162 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 40 mg

cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g

protein.

source:

© 2014 RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC

Originally published as Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots in Taste of

Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p166

found on:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herb-buttered-baby-carrots

Servings: 0

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Home Cookin Chapter: FRUIT

Coconut Ambrosia Salad

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1 can (11 oz.) mandarin orange sections (well drained)

1 can (8 1/4 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup (well drained)

3 1/2 c. thawed Cool Whip non-diary whipped topping

2 c. flaked coconut

2 c. miniature marshmallows

1/2 c. milk

.

Combine all ingredients. Mix well.

Chill 2 hours.

Yield: 6 cups or 12 servings.

Servings: 0

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WEDNESDAY’S MEAL:

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Filets

Quinoa-Corn Salad

Tomato-Onion Green Beans

Angel Food Cake

 

parmesan-crusted tilapia fillets

 

 

Home Cookin Chapter: FISH & SEAFOOD

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets

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Recipe by LilSnoo

“This recipe is quick and easy with plenty of flavor! Even my

husband (who doesn’t like fish that much) went back for seconds!

Works well in low-carb diets.”

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4 servings

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 teaspoons paprika

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

salt and ground black pepper to taste

4 tilapia fillets

olive oil

.

PREP: 10 mins

COOK: 10 mins

READY IN: 20 mins

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet

with aluminum foil.

Whisk Parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper together

in a shallow dish.

Coat tilapia fillets with olive oil and press into the Parmesan

cheese mixture. Arrange coated fillets on the prepared baking

sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork,

10 to 12 minutes.

source:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/parmesan-crusted-tilapia-fillets/

Servings: 0

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Home Cookin Chapter: VEGETABLES

 

 

 

TOMATO-ONION GREEN BEANS

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“Serve these green beans with grilled chicken for a simple meal on

a busy day.” ~ David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

START TO FINISH: 30 mins.

INGREDIENTS:

1 LRG. Onion; FINELY CHOPPED

1 lb. FRESH Green Beans; TRIMMED

3 tbsp. Tomato Paste

1/2 tsp. Salt

2 tbsp. MINCED FRESH Parsley

.

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a LARGE skillet, heat oil over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add onions,

cook UNTIL TENDER AND LIGHTLY BROWNED, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY.

MEANWHILE, place green beans in a LARGE saucepan; add water to

cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, COVERED, for 5-7 mis. OR UNTIL

CRISP-TENDER.

DRAIN; add to onions. Stir in tomato paste and salt; heat

through. Sprinkle with parsley.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: PER SERVING

81 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 208 mg

sodium, 9 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein

DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

source: pg. 27, Taste of Home’s “Simple & Delicious” magazine,

August/September 2014 issue.

Servings: 0

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quinoa-corn salad

 

 

Home Cookin Chapter: * Imported Recipes

Quinoa Corn Salad (Pareve)

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By Giora Shimoni

KOSHER FOOD CATEGORIES:

Kosher Basics

Salads & Vegetables

Pastas & Grains

Shabbat & Holiday Menus & Recipes

Favorite Recipes

Jewish Holiday Cooking

“My sister-in-law’s recipe for Quinoa Corn Salad solved an issue

we were facing. While we wanted to eat Quinoa more often because

it is healthy, we didn’t really like quinoa itself very much.

Thanks to this recipe, we like quinoa better now and are eating it

more often. The yellow corn, red pepper and purple onion make the

quinoa tasty and colorful.” ~ Giora Shimoni

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups water

1 tsp. salt

2 cups quinoa

2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup red pepper, finely chopped

1/4 cup purple onion, finely

1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped (optional)

4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (optional)

2 Tbsp. olive oil (optional)

Salt according to taste (optional)

.

PREPARATION

1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot with a cover.

2. Rinse quinoa. Add to boiling water. Turn down flame, cover and

simmer for 20 minutes.

3. If using fresh corn, mix with quinoa. If using frozen corn, add

to quinoa and cook another 2-3 minutes, until the corn is heated

through.

4. Transfer quinoa and corn to a bowl. Fluff the quinoa with a

fork. Set aside to cool.

5. Stir red peppers and onion.

6. If desired, add basil, lemon juice, olive oil and salt

according to taste.

source:

http://kosherfood.about.com/od/koshersaladrecipes/r/Quinoa-Corn-Sa

lad.htm

Servings: 0

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Well, I think you get the idea. Make up your own menus for the rest of the week fitting them to the personalities of the day of the week. For more fun, write your own days of the week personifications and make up menus to those! If you do, please share your ideas with us!

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CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:

Days of the Week clipart – http://graphics.glig.com/clipart/14592-Days+of+the+Week

The Hulk clipart – http://imagenes-dibujos-animados.blogspot.com/2011/07/hulk.html

Tuesday clipart – http://www.glittergraphics99.com/

Wednesday clipart – http://www.glittergraphics99.com

Thursdeay clipart – unknown

Friday clipart – http://www.cougar-belle.com/modern-family.html

Saturday clipart – http://clipart-image.blogspot.com/2010/04/king-clipart-images.html

Sunday clipart – http://www.seykota.com/tribe/FAQ/2010_May/15/Index.htm

 

 

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