couponing in the holy land

Frugal food shopping for the Anglo Israeli

Rosh Hashana shopping

Yes, I DID say Rosh Hashana shopping!

Erev Rosh Hashana is Sunday, September 16.  That is only 3 weeks after the kids are back at school.

Now is the time to start working on your menu!  If there are certain foods you make every year, such as the simanim, now is the time to start “collecting.”

I know that it is a hard time to start thinking about shelling out money, what with kaytana, school books, etc., but it won’t get any easier if you buy it all at once in September.

Some things you shouldn’t buy now, like gefilte fish- that is always a loss leader.   Other things you can stock up on.  For example, we use spinach as one of our simanim, and we go through a lot of spinch burecas.  I picked up our favorite brand of burecas today at 2/30 shekels at Rami Levy.

I will be watching the sales and will post a Rosh Hashana alert if I see a good deal.

Look for the rimon for a Rosh Hashana deal:

Of course, if you have a large freezer, you can also start some of your baking or preparing DUMP chicken recipes (for more on DUMP chicken, check out Once a Month Cooking).  Remember, after Rosh Hashana, we have 3 more weeks of holidays- the more you do ahead of time, the more you can enjoy Chol Hamoed Sukkot with your family!

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